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|MP2 rant (long)
Written by Julia Mac
(7/14/2013 4:59 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, And it put me off Harold Pinter's entire body of work, for life., penned by Margaret C
What is interesting is that a lot of Austen scholars say it is a clever, daring adaptation. (I have been reading a book about Austen adaptations recently). Even my favourite Austen critic, Claudia Johnson praised it!
Even if I didn't know the book, I would still think it was a terrible movie. Too many themes are throw up in the air, the dialogue is poor (would people really say things like 'It's 1806 for Heaven's sake!'), the acting very unsubtle, and it uses a female character sterotype that ticks me off no end: the female-writer living in a frustrating patricharical world! And Lady Catherine though Lizzy was headstrong!
As much as I love the 80s mini-series, I think we are definitely owed another adaptation. Come on BBC! Get it together!
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