Sunday, June 17

Becoming Jane...



What do you think about this preview? Is this really Jane Austen's story? Will you be going to see the movie, Becoming Jane?

12 comments:

Buffy said...

I doubt that this is a strict retelling of Jane Austen's story but I am sure it will be worth viewing for the costumes and other period details alone.

Tish said...

I am very excited about this. I am a huge Jane Austen fan !!! I just finished Pride and Prejudice.

Lean Not said...

It looks interesting, but they seem to be making a whole movie based on not much (just a letter she wrote, wasn't it?) and these clips do NOT seem to reflect the values that Jane Austen portrays in her writings. Jane Austen's characters are very moral, do not have physical relationships at all with men before marriage, etc.

Based on research I have done in the past, Jane Austen was very private about things and probably wouldn't like having this movie done about her.

That said, if it were on TV one day, I would probably watch it just out of curiosity. But I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, and I expect that I would not find it accurate.

Anna said...

Good grief! This is stretching history to its limits! Jane was like Anne of Persuasion: somewhat plain, overlooked, but always eagle-observant.

I would guide others to read a biography of Jane before seeing the movie. Keep in mind what Miramax did with Mansfield Park a few years ago...

Janel said...

As it was recommended to me, it will be a good dress movie, but not an honest biography.

That said, I haven't seen it yet.

Michelle Melania said...

I think that regardless of how historically accurate it is, I will probably enjoy it. I definitley plan to see it.

Did anyone else notice that the piece in the background is from Little Women?

I seems odd to me that the producers of that preview didn't use original music from the actual movie. Strange!

Amanda said...

I with the poster who said that Jane Austen was very private and also with the lady who compared Jane to Anne Elliot. Good point about Miramax and Mansfield Park! Besides, I don't think Anne Hathaway is a good actress and I don't like her fake English accent. I thought I recognized the music, but I think it was from Sense and Sensibility (now that one was well done!).

The movie sure looks pretty, but that will probably be about all it has going for it.

-Amanda, long time and always growing Jane Austen fan

Heather said...
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Heather said...

I am an ardent Jane Austin fan, and I was apalled to see the way in which they imposed today's values and morals (or lack thereof) on her story. I have read more than one biography of her, and I agree with both Anna and Amanda about Jane's personality. I am hard to please, though. I disliked the new P&P intensely.

That being said, I may end up seeing the movie if for nothing more than the dresses.

katharine said...

I'm very curious about Jane Austen's life, so I think I will read a biography and watch this, if only to compare the two. I'm actually very close to finishing Persuasion! I still have not yet read Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey, but hopefully will this summer.

Leigh said...

I am really really torn about this. I don't like the modern slant they seem to have put onto Jane Austen's life. I am will probably wait to hear what others think before I spend $10 to go see it :)

Leigh

Madeline said...

I saw the film about a month ago. Most of the film is made up so that it appeals to a wider audience. As a Jane Austen fan I nearly hated it as much as I hated the new P&P (I am a big P&P 95 fan). The costumes did not look historically accurate and Anne Hathaway's acent, while pretty good for the most part, occasionally changed which was rather annoying. Having said all this the music is beautiful, and if you watch it and pretend it is not meant to be about Jane Austen's life, then it is a lovely romantic story that will have you in tears.

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