Home-Past Meetings-Jane Austen at the Movies



Good day, Janeites!
          Just a quick reminder of our meeting – also a link to the trailer for Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies (not Jane’s version!)



          We have a new meeting scheduled for March 19th, at 12:00 p.m. at the North Domingo Baca Community Center – Room 7 on the 2nd floor (elevator available). A map to the Center is attached.


The topic is "Jane Austen at the Movies."  We will be discussing the following:




1.  Love and Friendship- a movie adaptation of Austen's "Lady Susan," an early novella.  It will be released in May and we will make plans to go as a group. A provided synopsis of the plot states..  “Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia (Chloë Sevigny), but two particularly handsome suitors (Xavier Samuel and Tom Bennett) complicate her orchestrations.” The costuming seems a bit late for the regency era, but it looks lush -  Shall we go?






2.  Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies-  I had some difficulty finding a suitable picture for this one! However, I have heard from several people who really liked the movie! We have invited some teens who have seen the movie. They will tell what they liked, and we can ask questions.



3.  Austenland, which has a Pride a Prejudice them.  Jane, a young New York woman, can never seem to find the right man―perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.  When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?






Costumes are enjoyed, but all are welcome!
We will have tea, sandwiches, and sweets.  
Please bring some to share.








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