Posts Tagged ‘sense and sensibility’

What a softener of the heart was this persuasion. How much could it not tempt her to forgive!

Misery such as mine has no pride…

From Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen


Happy 100th post to me:)

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As the title suggests, today i had the opportunity of watching “Sense and Sensibility” at last. I was lucky indeed since i was just in the middle of the book with the same name by Jane Austen and it would be a pleasure for me to be involved in both of them at the very same time…

I will not mention here about the book yet (Penguin Red Classic is available to me) as i am at the very beginning of it but i should express that i am delighted to see the movie…The leading cast was pleasing as well including Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet…

The story of the movie is basically about two sisters, Marianne and Elinor, who have been in search of true and esteemed love for so long, getting through very painful experiences of being young and in love and finding the happiness at the very end…

During the watch, it raises the question of Why are the most irresistable men always the most unsuitable?” and perhaps you will find the answer!

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I was searching for a movie to distract me from real life for a while just last night. While scanning through the DVD shelf, I came across with The Jane Austen Book Club. I guess I had some kind of prejudice towards this movie, thinking that it was one of the chick flick movies revolving around Hollywood with simple love affairs or human relations; but I was mistaken.

The movie is based on Karen Joy Fowler’s novel telling us about the lives of six people living in California. Their lives were under focus via the characters in Jane Austen’s six books, i.e. Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Mansfield Park. While going through these characters and the eventful lives processed in her books, these six people were actually making an inventory about their own lives, relations, personalities, and even mistakes!


Favorite quote from the movie: “No rules, no fear!”



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