Monday, March 15, 2010

Northanger Abbey

So, it figures, I start up a new book review blog...and I stop reading. Le sigh.

I HAVE, however, been getting some BBC/Masterpiece Theater productions from the library. Watched both Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion recently. This time around it was Northanger Abbey. I was pretty ignorant of the plot line, as I was when I watch Persuasion. I think the only thing I've read about NA was that it was Austen's parody of the Gothic genre and was more satirical than any of her other works.
I really enjoyed this production.

I thought Henry Tilney, played by J.J. Feild was super (cute!). I thought our "heroine" Catherine Morland, played by Felicy Jones, was a complete nit-wit. Again, I haven't read the book or any literary criticism on the book/characters so I don't know if Catherine is a parody of heroines in the Gothic tradion or what, but I really just wanted to smack her upside the head.

Overall, I really enjoyed this production. And that J.J. Feild, *swoon* !!! I'm definitly going to be checking IMDB for his other movies!

Thanks, as always, to the ladies at Lights, Camera...History! for all of their suggestions and reviews. It's my go to place to get suggestions. Here is their review of Northanger Abbey.

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