Jane Austen Movie Club


I had a lot of fun here last Tuesday, discussing the upcoming batch of Jane Austen adaptations. (Upcoming in the US, anyway — most of them have already aired in the UK!)

As you all can tell, my interest in movies and my interest in Jane Austen intersect to make me a semi-obsessive Austen movie nut.

I may not love every adaptation.

I may not love every casting choice.

I may not love the decision to have Keira Knightley running around, sans bonnet, her hair straggling down her back.

But I’m still going to see every adaptation I can get my hands on.

And once I see them, I love to dissect them, talk about them, praise them and make fun of them!

And I know that a lot of you feel the same way I do.

So… I had a thought. How about a Risky Regencies Jane Austen movie club?

Here’s how my idea looks, in its current form: The first Tuesday of every month, anyone who’s interested can stop by the Risky Regencies blog to discuss a particular Austen adaptation. (And, of course, the discussion can continue as long as people are interested!)

People can talk about their memories of the last time they saw the particular adaptation, even if it was years ago — or they can watch it again (or for the first time) especially for the discussion, and have all the details fresh in mind.

So — would any of you be interested? Are you likely to participate?

If your answer is “maybe,” is there anything that would turn your answer to a “yes”?

Do you have any alterations that you think would improve the stated plan?

Which adaptations do you think would be most fun to discuss?

If I think there’s enough interest, we can go ahead and do this on Tuesday, July 3, and see how it goes! (And if it doesn’t go well, it will have been a fun experiment!)

Long live Jane Austen!

Cara
Cara King: Regency Author, Movie Nut, and Austen Groupie

About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother's Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING'S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club's award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011. When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.
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