Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Jane Austen in Hollywood

Many of Jane Austen’s great novels have been made into movies.  Becoming Jane was a recent one. I was a little surprised at how similar the story line was to that of Pride and Prejudice, but Becoming Jane had a sad ending.Becoming Jane, starring Anne Hathaway, was supposed to be the story of Jane Austen’s life. The one thing that was similar in Jane Austen’s real life to that of Kiera Knightly’s character (Lizzy) in Pride and Prejudice was that her family was very poor. Although, gifted and encouraged by her family, Jane Austen, like many woman of her time period was unable to publish her novels in her name.

Some of Jane Austen’s movies in our collection are Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. I have to admit, though, that my all time favorite is Kiera Knightly in Pride and Prejudice. 

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