Articles tagged jane austen

‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ Is Jane Austen, Continued

Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage.

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Like an Adored Elderly Relative You Visit: ‘The Story of the Costume Drama’

These period pieces are often relatable, funny, and addictive, but what makes these costume dramas so successful is the great care that is obviously taken in telling their stories.

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An Honorable Escape: Georgette Heyer Remakes Jane Austen

Repetition -- of plots, characters, editions -- is not a disadvantage in romance book publishing industry. It's the very reason for being, though it must be carefully managed to prevent satiety.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (trailer)

A literary/pulp mashup. At its best? That remains to be seen. Author Seth Grahame-Smith must have some real cajones to tamper with a such

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21 Jul 2009 // 3:47 PM

Not unlike a pile of reanimated zombie corpses, Jane Austen’s works, themes and characters are being resuscitated all over the place. Hacked up, monster-mashed

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

This book combines love of ironic bric-a-brac with love of things that can passed off as “indicies of the post-modern condition”, or something similar.

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11 Jan 2008 // 6:36 AM

Sweet Jane: `The Complete Austen’ comes to PBS

As seems to happen every few years, Jane Austen got hot again in 2007, with one feature film (“Becoming Jane”) depicting her life and another (“The

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3 Aug 2007 // 2:27 AM

Becoming Jane

Julian Jarrold's fictionalized biopic offers up big-boomy melodrama, full of broken hearts, romantic montages, and predictable plot turns.

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‘Jane junkies’ enthused over screen portrait of young Austen

Everyone can tell you when they read their first Jane Austen. It’s like losing your virginity—nobody ever forgets. —Edith Lank, Janeite The amiable

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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