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EMMA (2020) Trivia Challenge, by Diana J Oaks

EMMA (2020) Trivia Challenge, by Diana J Oaks

I have spent a month immersed in EMMA. content online. There is such an abundance of information about the film and its cast available that picking just 10 was more challenging than Mrs. Bate’s limiting herself to just 3 dull things. There are promotional videos, interviews, articles, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews galore. I predict that… Read the full blog post …

12 Rules for Life: Dos and Don’ts from Austen’s Novels, by Diana J Oaks

12 Rules for Life: Dos and Don’ts from Austen’s Novels, by Diana J Oaks

Austen’s pen was a fountain of wisdom full of insights on behavior told in her particular brand of satirical wit. Each tale includes cautionary revelations on character flaws and features the types of mistakes we humans make in the course of navigating life, love, and relationships. Today we’re going to extract twelve rules – a… Read the full blog post …

Top Ten Goofs in Northanger Abbey (2007), by Diana J Oaks

Top Ten Goofs in Northanger Abbey (2007), by Diana J Oaks

Discovering goofs in Austen adaptations can be a challenging endeavor, especially as production quality rises, requiring repeated viewings. This can become something of a chore, keeping an eye on background details and questioning everything repeatedly rather than relaxing into an enjoyable suspension of disbelief. I admit that this time around, I enjoyed every viewing of… Read the full blog post …