"We love films and storytellings as a people. It's just a human compulsion to listen to and tell stories."
~Mychael Danna
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Presenting... My Sister's Jane Austen Book

Hello!
I am here for the second in my Presenting... series. Since all the last week I have been particapating in Hamlette's I ❤ Austen Week, I am in an Austen mood, so I asked my sister if I could do her Jane Austen book that she got last Christmas. Here it is:

Jane Austen ~ Seven Novels:
(Owned by my sister)

Last year my dad gave this book to my sister. He knew how much she loves Austen, though he has only seen a few movies. So far my sister has already read Mansfield Park.
Here's the back.
This has all of her published works in it they are:
(As before, when I review them I will put their links here.)

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Mansfield Park

Emma

Northanger Abbey

Persuasion

Lady Susan

This is how wide it is. That is a regular sized pencil. It has a very pretty yellow bookmark.

Right now, I am reading Pride and Prejudice from this book (Because I had such a blast reviewing the 1995 version for I ❤ Austen Week!).

I hope that you once again enjoyed this little series!!

MovieCritic

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I Love Austen Week~Sense and Sensibility vs. Frozen

Hello Everybody!

Today is the last day in Hamlette's I ❤ Austen Week!! It has been so much fun!! Really, go check out everyone Else's posts, they are lovely!
I am back to today for a really weird comparison, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility vs. Frozen. It was my sister who first pointed out how similar they are, and since then I have been on the look out for similarities, and there are quite a few! I wanted to share them all with you!

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!! If you have not seen the movie Frozen AND seen Sense and Sensibility 1995 or read Sense and Sensibility, DO, NOT, READ, THIS!!! This is a comparison post with every detail and Frozen and Sense and Sensibility have such cool (no pun intended) surprises that I do not want them to be spoiled for you if you read this.


Sense and Sensibility
  

vs.


Frozen (2013)
  

1. The basics.

The stories are mainly about two sisters. Both fathers die.

2. Elinor 

vs. 

Elsa



Well, the first obvious similarity about them is their names. Elinor, Elsa, they both start with El.
They also both try to hide their feelings (at least at the beginnings), they don't want ANYONE to see what they are feeling.

3. Marianne


vs.

Anna


Once again their names are the first thing you think about. They don't have a lot of sense. I mean, sure he saved you, but that doesn't mean you are instantly in love. See points 4 and 5 for their love interests.

4. Willoughby



vs.

Hans


Now, they both abandoned the second sister. They did it for different reasons, but they did it all the same!!! They both save the sisters to get their love.
They both have some good times together, but they still did it.
A)


B)


5. Colonel Brandon 

vs.

Kristoff

Look at THEM! They are twins!!! They both love the second sister, and they both get her in the end. They both save her at one point.
A)

B)

Can you see why I'm doing this post yet?
(Also, really weird note that Kristoff is the only main character in Frozen who doesn't have a four letter name.)

6. Mrs. Jennings 

vs.

The Trolls

They both try to get 3 and 5 together.


Well, there you have it. Did I miss any similarites?
I am going to put this header here to thank my little sister for making it!

Thank you so much for hosting this fun week Hamlette!!!!

MovieCrititc

Friday, February 17, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Pride and Prejudice 1995 - Episode Six

Hello!

The second to last day in Hamlette's I ❤ Austen Week, I will be reviewing the last episode in BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995). It has gone by so quickly!

Pride and Prejudice (1995): Episode Six
  

Here we are presented with new couples, unexpected visits and happy endings.
Genre: Romance.

Costumes: 9, so lovely!
My Favorite: The ones at the very end.
Script: 9, A bit of swearing, but okay. "We have been too merry to miss any of you!"


Crew:
Directed by: Simon Langton
Screenplay by: Andrew Davies
Based on: Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen
Starring:
Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy
Crispin Bonham-Carter as Mr. Bingley
"No, But I would like it all the same!"
Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet
"Stop it Lizzy!"
Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet
Polly Maberly as Kitty Bennet
Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet
Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet
Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet
Susannsh Harker as Jane Bennet
Adrian Lukis as Mr. Wickam
David Bamber as Mr. Collins
Music: 10! Yes indeed!
Music by: Carl Davis
Quotes: 9, 
"What's the matter ma ma, why do you keep winking at me? What am I to do?"
"Wink at you! Why should I wink a you child? What a notion! Why should I be winking at my own daughter pray? But now that you ask..." (My sisters and I have always loved this!)
Storyline: 10! I love happy endings. 
"Why can't everyone be as happy as I am?"
Overall Score: 9!!!

Well, there is my review of episode six! Do you love this as much as I do? Come back tomorrow for an interesting comparison. Go check out Hamlette's Master Post for more Austen related fun!

MovieCritic

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Pride and Prejudice 1995 - Episode Five

Hello!

This is another day in Hamlette's I ❤ Austen Week!! I am back again to review the fifth episode in BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995)! Can you believe we are here already!? Anyway, here it is:

Pride and Prejudice (1995): Episode Five
This is one of my favorite covers!  

Here we finally meet Georgiana Darcy. We had seen glimpse of her in several episodes but we actually met her here.

Then, disaster strikes. What will happen next?
Genre: Romance.
Costumes: 9,
My Favorites:
Sorry it's kind of hard to see.
Script: 8, a few bad words, but okay. "Who indeed sir! Now perhaps in view of that consideration you may feel that it would be unwise to stay any longer."
Crew:
Directed by: Simon Langton
Screenplay by: Andrew Davies
Based on: Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen
Starring:
Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy
Crispin Bonham-Carter as Mr. Bingley
Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet
Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet
Polly Maberly as Kitty Bennet
In this episode I love it where she is peeking through the window.
Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet
Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet
Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet
Susannsh Harker as Jane Bennet
Adrian Lukis as Mr. Wickam
David Bamber as Mr. Collins
"I always feel that a clergyman cannot be too careful, especially one so fortunate to enjoy the condensation of Lady Catherine De Bourgh.
Emilia Fox as Georgiana Darcy
Music: 10! As always!
Music by: Carl Davis
Quotes: 9, "You think that Jane, if it comforts you."
Storyline: 6, well there is eloping, but the rest is fine.
Overall Score: 8

We are so close to being done! We only have one more episode left! Be sure to go check out the rest of I ❤ Austen Week!

MovieCritic

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Pride and Prejudice 1995 - Episode Four

Hello, Hello!

We are now over half way through Hamlette's I ❤ Austen Week!!! It has been so much fun so far and we still have a lot of fun to go!!!! Up now is the Fourth Episode of BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995)!

Pride and Prejudice (1995): Episode Four
  

This episode starts with a long letter, with a lot explanation. Elizabeth (Lizzy) and Maria go home from visiting Rosing's Park, Lydia gets an invitation, Lizzy visits her aunt and uncle. (Okay, now I'm writing a very disjointed post, but those are the main points in this episode without giving away anything. Sorry.)
"My poor young cousin."
Genre: Romance.
Costumes: 9, They are all so lovely! Lydia's can be a bit low...
My Favorite: The one above and:

Script: 9, once again, that bad word is in there, only once, but still, LYDIA!!!
"Maria, this is your trunk, and your gowns, you may arrange it anyway you wish and Lady Catherine will not know."
Crew:
Directed by: Simon Langton
Screenplay by: Andrew Davies
Based on: Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen
Starring:
Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy
Crispin Bonham-Carter as Mr. Bingley
Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet
Benjamin Whitrow as Mr. Bennet
Did I ever mention how much I love Mr. Bennet?
Polly Maberly as Kitty Bennet
Julia Sawalha as Lydia Bennet
Alison Steadman as Mrs. Bennet
Lucy Briers as Mary Bennet
Susannsh Harker as Jane Bennet
Adrian Lukis as Mr. Wickam
David Bamber as Mr. Collins
Music: 10!
Music by: Carl Davis
Quotes: 9, "...for I do not know how I should bear the loss of leaving Lady Catherine's company."
Storyline: 7, this episode makes my heart throb in several places but, there are some iffy (just go with that word, I'm tired) places some pasts are revealed and, well, a certain character had it where they would do WHATEVER they wanted to do and they mention eloping. To go along with the book, I'm not sure what the swiming is all about, but okay.
Overall Score: 8

Make sure to go check out the fun!

MovieCritic