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"MANSFIELD PARK" (1999) Review

From the numerous articles and essays I have read on-line, Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, "Mansfield Park" did not seemed to be a big favorite amongst the author’s modern fans. In fact, opinions of the novel and its heroine, Fanny Price, seemed just as divided today, as they had been by Austen’s own family back in the early 19th century. Read more... )
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"LOST IN AUSTEN" (2008) Review

I must admit that I am usually not a fan of novels or any other forms of storytelling that are based upon or continuations of published works of the origin author. This is certainly the case for the numerous works (sans two) based upon Jane Austen's six published novels. Read more... )
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Below are images from "MANSFIELD PARK", the 1999 adaptation of Jane Austen's 1814 novel. Directed by Patricia Rozema, the movie starred Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller and Alessandro Nivola: Read more... )
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Below are images from the 2008 television miniseries, "LOST IN AUSTEN", a fantasy-comedy take on Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudice". Directed by Dan Zeff, the miniseries starred Jemima Rooper and Elliot Cowan: Read more... )
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Below is a list of my favorite period drama television series. Since this list consists only of television series, there are no miniseries or television movies on this list: Read more... )
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With the recent release of Steven Spielberg's new movie, "LINCOLN" and the upcoming release of Quentin Tarrantino's latest film, "DJANGO UNCHAINED", I found myself thinking about movies I have seen about slavery - especially slavery practiced in the United States. Below is a list of my favorite movies on the subject in chronological order: Read more... )

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