Tuesday, 22 January 2008

It is a truth universally acknowledged...

Jane Austen is one of my favourite authors, so I wasn't surprised that I absolutely LOVED Becoming Jane - a movie based on her life.

James McAvoy is the most charming, romantic gentleman (can't wait to see him in Atonement) and Anne Hathaway is really quite brilliant - she does an impressive English accent and her pale, porcelain skin and gentle features make her perfect in the role of Jane. I can't believe she was the star of those awful Princess Diaries! She's come a long way.

I've actually only read one of Jane Austen's novels - Pride and Prejudice - but I've read it three times (and seen a few movie adaptations of her others). I think it's the romantic in me that loves her work so much, and I also appreciate how she portrays the strength of her female protagonists. They believe in romance, but they're also prepared to fend for themselves...much like Austen herself. A good way to be I think.

She is an inspiration.

Who inspires you?

3 comments:

Oh for the love of food! said...

Belinda! You don't blog for months and then BAM! you have two new posts almost simultanoeusly?? Congratulations ! March 15th isn't far away. I want details! from your US trip to your Thailand trip to your wedding preparations. When? When are we meeting, Bel??? We're busy this Australia Day weekend but I'm free from Tuesday... xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

coco said...

I still haven't seen this film
It is something I have been meaning to watch

Ming the Merciless said...

I love Jane Austin's stories too. Notice how I wrote "stories" instead of books. I have never read any of her books but I do love the movie, Emma and the BBC mini-series, Pride & Prejudice, starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.

I will definitely have to see Becoming Jane. Thanks for the recommendation.

So how's the wedding plan coming along?

You should do a BLOG on your wedding plan. :-)