Win a Copy of Emma. on Blu-ray

6 Responses

  1. Fatma says:

    My fav Austen adaptation will always be the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie! Aside from being a beautiful movie in its own right, it’s also what initially introduced me to the Austen world and all its amazing stories, so I’ll always love it for that. 💖

  2. Priscilla S. says:

    My favorite Austen adaption is the Pride and Prejudice (1995) miniseries starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. It’s a classic. The fantastic cast, beautiful filming locations, wonderfully adapted script… everything was just perfection and the miniseries format allowed for enough time to flesh out the characters and most importantly, include as much of the story as possible. I’ve watched it countless times.

  3. Ishbel L. says:

    My personal favourite adaptation of an Austen work would have to be Persuasion (2007). Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones are absolutely wonderful as Anne and Captain Wentworth, both deftly portraying the veritable angst, longing, and regret of their fraught relationship. Their stellar, subtle performances, enhanced by the immediacy of the cinematography, anchor this handsome production, with its breathtaking scenery and locations and lovely costumes. The beautiful score by Martin Phipps contributes greatly to this affecting story of love lost and found again, particularly in the most memorable and moving climactic scene near the end. Prone to melancholic introspection, Anne may be a quieter, more introverted Austen heroine, but she is no less compelling and remarkable in this deeply heartfelt and incredibly romantic adaptation that I adore.

  4. C.K. Yang says:

    My pick is this version of Emma. (2020), because it not only is visually gorgeous and extremely funny but also features an amazing cast of young up-and-comers and veterans alike who really bring Austen’s Highbury to vivid life. Most notably, the talented Johnny Flynn gives a brilliant performance in what I personally consider to be the best incarnation of Mr. Knightley yet. Bill Nighy and Josh O’Connor also deserve special mention for their hilarious turns as Mr. Woodhouse and Mr. Elton respectively. Everything about this adaptation, from the exquisite costumes to the enchanting music, make this a most delightful experience. As the penultimate film I saw in theatres before lockdown, it has retained a very special place in my heart, and I would be so happy and grateful to own it, rewatch it repeatedly, and be able to enjoy all the bonus features!

  5. Donna says:

    My favorite is definitely the 1995 BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice. Everything about it is perfect to me. I absolutely love the casting, especially Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth. The had such amazing chemistry!

  6. Evelyn says:

    My fav is a rather unconventional choice, seeing as it is both a very loose adaptation and a modernization, but I would have to go with Amy Heckerling’s 90’s classic Clueless. Capturing the spirit, humour, romance, warmth, and biting wit of Austen’s Emma, it successfully transposes the narrative to a Beverly Hills high school milieu with Alicia Silverstone’s Cher and Paul Rudd’s Josh serving as fantastic modern day versions of Emma and Knightley. Irresistibly charming, very funny, and smartly written and directed, Clueless is such a highly enjoyable, clever take on Austen. (In terms of direct adaptations, I would have to choose another movie also released in 1995, Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibilty for its top-notch cast (including the late great Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon) and its exceptional screenplay by the extraordinary Emma Thompson.)