Jane Austen in Hollywood
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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced-an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de si cle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however,
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813190068, 248pp.
Publication Date: December 14, 2000