Category Archives: Movies & TV

Women of Valor

Women of Valor

I believe I was in the third grade when I read Martha Washington’s biography. By then, I was an avid reader and historical was my favorite subject. I remember being fascinated by our nation’s First Lady’s history; although technically, this title was not coined until after her death. I learned of her first marriage and… Read the full blog post …

Humor in Sense & Sensibility

Humor in Sense & Sensibility

Hello, lovely readers! First of all, my next post will have an exclusive sneak peek from newest novel, From London with Loyalty, which will be released on September 30th! I’ll also be doing an e-book giveaway with that post so keep your eyes peeled and be ready to comment!   Now–onto humor in Sense &… Read the full blog post …

All the Emma Movies

All the Emma Movies

Two months ago, I showcased an extensive list of all the Pride and Prejudice adaptations and movies or shows inspired by it.  This month, I decided to do the same with Emma.  Though there aren’t quite as many versions of Emma out there, it’s still popular enough to have been done multiple times as a… Read the full blog post …

The Slit in Lydia’s Gown

The Slit in Lydia’s Gown

While watching a video clip from The Devil Wears Prada the other day, I was struck with how powerfully the clothing of the characters provides visual insights into both the nature of the people and the internal arc of the protagonist, Andy. Having studied so many Austen adaptations over the past few years, I began… Read the full blog post …

A Pride and Prejudice Movie for Everyone

A Pride and Prejudice Movie for Everyone

I’m a firm believer that there is a Pride and Prejudice movie for everyone. Whether you prefer an epic six-hour marathon that’s word-for-word out of the book, a sweet modern-day rom-com, or an action-packed horror movie, there is a screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s most-beloved novel that’s right for you.  Believe it or not, there… Read the full blog post …

Shtisel and Jane Austen

Shtisel and Jane Austen

How many of you have seen the film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Swap out “Greek” and insert “Argentine” and you would have a clear picture of my family. Every character reminded me of a relative; every embarrassing scenario was relatable and every corny saying sounded familiar. The movie had my family in stitches. We… Read the full blog post …

Trivia Challenge Emma (1972)

Trivia Challenge Emma (1972)

If you’re a regular reader of the Austen Authors blog, you know that for the past couple of years my posts have been primarily dedicated to Austen adaptations. I create a matched set for each title. I start with a “goofs” post, and four weeks later, the “trivia challenge” post on the same production. A… Read the full blog post …

Aristocratic Titles in England

Aristocratic Titles in England

When reading Jane Austen and other historical novels or watching popular shows like Bridgerton and Downton Abbey, do you find the myriad of titles and forms of address to be confusing?  If so, you’re not alone! Aristocratic titles are notoriously baffling to most people.  With so many ranks, how does one know whether a viscount… Read the full blog post …

EMMA (2020) Trivia Challenge

EMMA (2020) Trivia Challenge

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 …

Pride and Prejudice and K-Dramas

Pride and Prejudice and K-Dramas

I know there are dangers to oversimplifying characters and losing some of those all-important nuances, but please forgive me for doing so here. I’m here with regard to the “Mr. Darcy” Archetype. You know, the rich snob with a heart of gold who is at odds with the less financially fortunate female lead but falls… Read the full blog post …

Top 10 Goofs in Emma (2020)

Top 10 Goofs in Emma (2020)

Some might say that the topic for this post is too soon. It hasn’t even been a year since Emma temporarily made it to the big screen. Its theatrical debut was cut short in the United States after seven days when theaters closed in the wake of the COVID-19 national emergency. It opened in February… Read the full blog post …