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Jane Austen Movies


How do you take the classics of Jane Austen, and adapt them to the big screen--without missing many of those subtle details and the complexity in her novels? These movies aren't a substitute for Jane Austen's novels, but the films offer spectacular views into the lives of her greatest heroines--punctuated by the vibrance of costume and the eloquence of music and language. Here's a list of a few adaptations of Jane Austen's novels.

1. Jane Austen - Complete Collection

This 6-disc set features the BBC productions of "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma," "Persuasion," "Northanger Abbey," "Mansfield Park," and "Pride and Prejudice." View Jane Austen's most famous works!
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2. Literary Classics: Romance Collection

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Colin Firth, Richard E. Grant, this colection features Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma," along with other famous classics from A & E: Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre," Henry Fielding "Tom Jones," Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe," Baroness Orczy's "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and more.
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3. Jane Austen Collection Set: Jane Austen's Life, Society, and Works

Learn more about the life and works of Jane Austen, with this 2-Disc Set. This collection offers a biography of Jane Austen, with features on the social and political structures of the 18th century. Finally, discover Jane Austen's wit and insight through the careful inspection of her six published novels.
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4. Great Women Writers: Jane Austen

This VHS presentation offers insight and photographs about Jane Austen's life and works. Take a look at English society, manners, and religious mores as you discover more about Austen's six novels--from literary historians.
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5. Pride and Prejudice

Directed by Simon Langton, and starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, this A & E production was a mini-series of Jane Austen's famous "Pride and Prejudice. This specially re-mastered release also features behind-the-scenes footage, making-of material, biographies, and more.
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6. Mansfield Park

Directed by Patricia Rozema, this film stars Frances O'Connor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Alessandro Nivola. With theatre wide-screen aspect ratio, this DVD features a featurette, a commentary track, a theatrical trailer, and more. Watch the Cinderella story of Fanny Price (Frances O'Connor), as she goes to live with her rich cousins.
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7. Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson wrote and stars (as Elinor Dashwood) in this adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," which is directed by Ang Lee. Other stars include: Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet. Thompson won an Oscar® for her adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility."
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8. Emma

Directed by Douglas McGrath, this film stars Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow in an adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," which centers around the tale of Emma Woodhouse, whose matchmacking meddling does not turn out nearly in the way she would have hoped. Of course, along the way, she finds herself in love. The film won the Academy Award for "Best Original Musical or Comedy Score."
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9. Persuasion

Directed by Roger Michell, this adaptations of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" stars Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds, and Susan Fleetwood. This DVD Special Edition of the BBC production includes the book. The story revolves around Frederick Wentworth and Anne Elliot, who rejects her lover because of his financial situation.
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