Everything Austen Challenge- Emma Movie
Emma IMBD info
Directed by Douglas McGrath
Screenplay by Douglas McGrath
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Released August 2nd 1996
I enjoyed this version of Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow. I intended to read the book first, because it has been a while. I wanted to be able to compare the novel and the book…well, it didn’t work out that way. Oops 🙂
So, like I said, it’s been quite a while since I’ve read this book, but to my recollections, it follows the novel fairly closely. I thought Gwyneth Paltrow made a good Emma. I think Emma might be my favorite female Austen character. Elizabeth Bennet is easy to like, but I like Emma and her flaws. I like that she messes things up.
As much as I like this character and the book and Jane Austen in general, it never occurred to me that Clueless was based on Emma. Sheesh. I’m just oblivious. I have Clueless on my DVR and I am going to review it for extra credit. I think it will be interesting to see it now that I know it’s based on Emma.
I’m making steady progress through my Austen challenges. My next one needs to be a book! 5/12 completed with 1 extra!
1. Austenland by Shannon Hale -Read July 2009. I’ve wanted to read this for a long time and along comes a perfect challenge!
2. Pride and Prejudice BBC Miniseries -I’ve seen this a few times, but I don’t remember it fully. It’s always worth another viewing.
3. Pride and Prejudice 2005 Movie Adaptation -I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast the two movie versions of the novel. I was going to reread the novel, but I’m not sure how much Pride and Prejudice I can take!
4. Emma by Jane Austen -Of all the Austen novels, I remember this one the least, so I picked it to re-read.
5. Emma Movie Adaptation -Liked this movie version. I’ve heard this is one of the better ones.
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith -I have nothing to say other than…curiousity has finally got the best of me. My biggest problem is the comment from the back; “…transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.” To which I say “Hey!!!” A little cheeky considering Jane Austen is still listed as an author…
7. Sense and Sensibility Movie Adaptation -1996 Version with Emma Thompson-Yay for free movies. I have NEVER seen this so it will all be new to me!
8. The Jane Austen Book Club Movie -Again a free movie on my TV. I hadn’t even heard of this but I read the description and it sounds good!
9. Becoming Jane Movie -YAY! I wanted to go see this in the movies but my husband flat out refused. Now it is FREE!!!!! Of all of the movies I am most excited about this one.
10. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre – How can I resist? If I am going to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, how can I leave this one off
11. Northanger Abbey Movie Adaptation- Never seen it, should be cool.
12. Mansfield Park Movie Adaptation- Haven’t seen this one either.
13. Bridget Jones’s Diary Movie- Extra Credit 🙂
I’d love to add a book to this mix of movies. Still looking for one to peak my interest!
Thanks again to Stephanie for hosting this fantastic challenge!