I've had ten days off work and how did I spend my vacation? Watching every Jane Austen film/mini series I could get my hands on! Here they are, starting with my favourite:
Mansfield Park (1995)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Emma (1996 - Paltrow)
Sense and Sensibility (2008)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Clueless (1995) It's my list and I can count it if I want!
Mansfield Park (2007)
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Emma (1996 - Beckinsale)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
You expected Pride and Prejudice to be at the top? There's a kind of desperate desire lurking in Mansfield Park that only just beats Colin Firth in a wet shirt.
It was hard to choose which I preferred in some cases, like Persuasion - which were both excellent in their own ways. Very frequently, I found myself wishing that I could have THIS movie, with THAT Col. Brandon, etc.
I had to leave a few out because I simply couldn't find them:
Pride and Prejudice (2003)
Mansfield Park (1983)
Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
I suppose I ought to apologize to the legend that is Olivier for putting that P & P at the bottom but I just could not stand that version. Like the '71 Persuasion, it's just a product of its time, blah blah blah - but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
Was it a good way to waste my time off? You betcha!