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- Print Length: 130 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin E (January 6, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 6, 2014
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GKBHK4M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn: TV and Film Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre (Pop!) Kindle Edition
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My love of P&P came as an adult. I had never been exposed to it in lit class (shame on you dumb lit teachers!). We were busy reading Romeo and Juliet and Hemingway. If I had been exposed to it early, I might have some of the observations that this author had, but since I've been a newer fan, I think she breathed new life into them for me.
I really enjoyed her take on Jane Eyre, which is a book I don't particularly like. It made me stop and think and even reread some of it. A book that can make you question your own opinion on the classics is pretty ingenious. For you Jane lovers... Jane Eyre or Jane Austen, this is a must read.
This book is very easy read, more like listening to a smart and sympathetic girlfriend over a bowl of popcorn than English Lit class -- as the title suggests. Yet clearly the author is grounded in classic literature and brings a great deal of understanding of 19th-century society to her criticism. That she understands us as well and why we are drawn to these adaptations, makes her now my favorite movie-watching guide.
I was cruising the ebook selections at my local library and came across this book. I thought it looked interesting as it was, #1, about my favorite book Pride and Prejudice, #2, Jane Eyre and #3, Wuthering Heights, as I hoped the author would help me to understand it.
Whether it was by design or by alphabetical order we started with Jane Eyre, P&P, and then followed with Wuthering Heights. Each title was divided into sections. First the book was discussed, then the movies and the different adaptions and finally her choice of the best production, best actors, etc. It was sort of an Ebert & Roeper, thumbs up or down, type of review/critic, but with only the author rating the movies.
It was a fairly quick read with humor, just enough snarky comments to be amusing and she made many good points that I had not considered regarding these featured books and the movies that tried to put that book, its words and actions on the screen. I liked the author’s breakdown of each movie. It was interesting as she pointed out the good, the bad and the ugly parts of each adaptation. I had seen many of them and agreed with her viewpoint.
I hit a snag and struggled when we hit Wuthering Heights. I did not have to read it in school, nor did I read it when I was older and I am glad of it. I had seen the older movie adaptation and it was enough for me. This author really dug deep and revealed many points I did not know about the book and the author that wrote it. She feels, as many do, that this is an un-filmable book, and yet points out the movies that came the closest in capturing this Gothic work. Maybe someday I can read it, I don’t know. I will need to gird up my courage before I tackle this work.
Next we had a section where each of the authors were discussed, their lives, early experiences and writing careers. This was so interesting and I loved the Trivia section as the author gave away those delicious little secrets about the actors and things that went on during the filming of the movies. I was surprised that I was able to learn a lot from this book. I’m glad I read it.
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