Austen & Austen-Inspired Movies & TV series

I’m a Janeite and my love for Jane Austen extends to the movies & TV series inspired by her novels. Aside from collecting Jane Austen books, sequels and pastiches, I also collect DVDs [and soon Blu-ray I guess :)]. I love watching them over and over again.

Here’s some of what I have in my library:

Pride and Prejudice [1995 TV Series]

Pride and Prejudice [2005 Movie]

I just love the 2005 version – not to mention that I also love Matthew MacFadyen! I wish the movie was a little bit longer so we could have seen more of Elizabeth, Mr Darcy and all the other P&P characters.

Bride and Prejudice [2004 Bollywood Movie]

I love Bollywood! and Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson. I cannot count how many times I have seen this movie and shared with family and friends. I plan on watching this again.

Lost in Austen [2008 TV Mini-Series]

I love this tv series too. And like the others, I have watched this several times =)

Emma [1996 Movie]

This is still my favorite version of Emma.

Emma [2009 TV mini-series]

Sense & Sensibility [1995 Movie]

Persuasion [1995 Movie]

Mansfield Park [1999 Movie]

Becoming Jane [2007 Movie]

So there you have it.  

I still have a long list of Jane Austen movies & TV series that I want to have a copy to add to my collection. I’ll save it for another post =)


BBC’s Adaptation of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

One of my favorite tv series, aside from all things Jane Austen-related, is BBC’s 2008 adaptation of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. This book is about debt, honor and hope in 1820s London. It is also about love, but then you have to watch or read the book because I am not giving it away to those who haven’t. 🙂 They have a great cast including my all time favorite Matthew MacFayden and the beautiful Claire Foy.

One of my favorite scenes is when John told Arthur that Amy loves him and he said, “All the time I was breaking my heart over her, she was breaking hers over you.” Great acting!

Here’s a clip of that scene:

Here’s a fan made video which I really like:

I have watched this series 3 times and I would probably never get tired of it. 

And it’s a 14-episode series =)

I definitely recommend it.