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Jane Austen in Hollywood

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This new edition includes an additional chapter on the recent film versions of Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey.
Jane Austen in Hollywood
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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced — an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de si?cle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.
"Such a book was sure to follow the Austen explosion and we welcome it." -- Literature/Film Quarterly

Publisher
University Press of Kentucky
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0813190061
ISBN-13
9780813190068
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
791.436
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2000
Publication Date
2000-12-31
Imprint
The University Press of Kentucky
Place of Publication
Lexington
Country of Publication
United States
Edited by
Sayre Greenfield, Linda Troost
Pages
248
Author
Linda Troost
Short Title
JANE AUSTEN IN HOLLYWOOD REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
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