Monday, July 26, 2010

Jane Austen's Fight Club

One of the great things about Jane Austen is that her work lends itself so well a modern adaptation. Her stories can move across time without losing their inherent beauty. Her plots still feel compelling, and her characters are still believable, almost two centuries later.

Through her pen, the English language attains a kind of brilliance that few other authors have been able to bring to it.

Some of the modern adaptations, such Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley, have stayed quite close to Jane Austen's original text. Other storytellers have decided to have a little fun with her work.

With that in mind, I'm thrilled to have found Jane Austen's Fight Club through the vastness of the internet.

4 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

OMG!!!!! This was glorious! You know, Jane probably would have loved this...this would be a fantastic movie. Thanks so much for sharing this. I'm going to figure out a way to blog about it. Maybe link it to facebook, too. I'm still LOL-ing!!!

FrankNemecek said...

I saw it and thought you, Words.

The Words Crafter said...

Hmmm, so you think I'm a lady with high moral standards? Or, you think I 'act' like a lady but will beat the crap out of someone that pisses me off? LOL!

FrankNemecek said...

Ummm....

I meant that option that doesn't involve you kicking my butt. ;-)