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The Film Adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” (1995) ~ Part I

Director: Roger Michell; Screenplay: Nick Dear Although I have seen the other version of Austen’s “Persuasion,” this one is my favorite. It certainly is not the pretty heritage film common to the genre. The scenes are grittier and more life … Continue reading

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Persuasion 1995 Movie Discussion

In describing Persuasion in his script’s introduction, Nick Dear said, “The story essentially describes an old order fading away into decadence, and a new tribe, a meritocracy, coming to the fore.” Persuasion has seen four renderings. The first was presented … Continue reading

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Austen Actors with No Birth Dates in Their Bios

Austen Actors with Unknown Birthdates As acting is a business where “age” is an issue, some of our favorite Austen actors list no actual birthdate in their bios. We understand. Austen, too, lived in an age when youth and beauty … Continue reading

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