Monday, August 18, 2014

Austen In August 2014: Modern Adaptations: Books & Movies

This Austen In August Read a Long and monthly feature is hosted by Misty over at The Book Rat blog. She's been doing this for a few years now and this year I've decided to be apart of the festivities instead of just watching from the sidelines.

My Austen In August TBR is here and below I have my participation for this year with my collection of modern adaptations of Austen, a few I own and a few I have discovered online and love!!

You can watch the video and scroll down to find all the information in more details here as well as a few more links:


Based On Pride & Prejudice:

My absolute favorite is Bride & Prejudice featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and a whole cast of amazing characters that just make you love them!!   This is a Bollywood adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. I absolutely love this movie!!!! The cinematography and the music just blow you away and make you love the story. You must watch if you're a lover of Jane Austen.

Bridget Jones Diary based on the book by Helen Fielding which is based on Pride & Prejudice.

Lost In Austen Featuring Jemima who is a huge Janeit, and she gets sucking into her favorite book. I loved this BBC adaptation that made me re-fall for Mr. Darcy (because Colin Firth is too awesome but man listen this Mr. Darcy?? Yasss!!)  Where To Watch

Death Comes to Pemberley  a BBC adaptation coming in the Fall of 2014. Based on the book by P.D. James, this is supposed to be a what happens after the end of Pride and Prejudice. I haven't read the book but I plan to before the show comes out.

Lizzie Bennett Diaries a youtube adaptation, that is done Vlog style and is absolutely wonderful!!! I really enjoyed watching this and I marathoned the entire series in a few days (I had vacation time so yep enjoyed it)  (Watch the Playlist )

Based on Emma

Clueless a real modern adaptation, and perhaps one of the best version but least known as an adaptation.  This had a wonderful movie and a spin off show ( i never watched the spin off but hey, it lasted a while so it might have been good).

Emma Approved  (another from the Pemberley Digital Group)

Based On Persuasion:

Bridget Jones and the Edge of Reason the follow up to the first book and movie is apparently based on Persuasion.


Young Adult Persuasion Adaptation

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Perterfruend

Adult Adaptation :

Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding

Pride & Prejudice Adaptations:

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by Kim Izzo

Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter

Using Jane Austen for Inspiration:

Austenland Shannon Hale

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

Haven't Seen Yet and Will be watching

  • Pride Prejudice and Zombies by Quirk Books  (Doesn't come out until 2015) 
  • Jane Austen Book Club
  • Emma Approved
  • Becoming Jane Austen
  • From Mansfield Park with Love
  • Welcome to Sandtion
  • Miss Austen Regrets
  • Austenland
  • Aisha (From Bollywood)
  • Sense & Sensibilities the BBC version

So there you have it my loves.  What are you doing for Austen In August?? Have you seen any of these movies, loved any of these books, have any good recommendations??  Leave it in the comments, and I'll add it into the growing list of ways to become a better Janeit!!

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