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BAM! Jane Austen hits the big screen again!

Posted by Kaitlin Saunders in Blog on February 17, 2011

Hello ya’ll!

If you are not yet aware, another modern installment of Sense and Sensibility is due to hit the big screen this Saturday in Salem. It’s called Prada to Nada and is a very loosely-based adaptation. Check out the trailer and see if you agree with me that this movie looks worth a trip to the theater!

Coming to Netflix May 3rd

Sticking with the topic of movie news, a new version of Jane Eyre is coming to theaters March 11th. You might recall BBC’s latest take on it (with Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens), the 2006 mini-series. Beautifully acted and skillfully produced, I felt movie-makers finally got it right (and not only that, my husband enjoyed it too!). This 3-1/2 hour take on the governess’ romance took time to explain why Jane, an eighteen year old girl, would fall for the older and troubled Mr. Rochester. Next month’s release, starring Mia Wasikowska, seems cinematically beautiful and dramatic, but will it hit the spot?

By the way, check out the poll on the right side of my web page and let me know what you’re thinking!

That’s all for now folks!

Until next time,
Kaitlin

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