Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wayside: The Movie – 2005

This post contains affiliate links. I had no idea that there was a Wayside movie out there!  The kids and I watched it a few days ago to compare it to the books.  Though the kids enjoyed it very much, … Continue reading

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The Color of Magic – TV Mini-Series 2008

This post contains affiliate links. The hubby and I watched The Color of Magic last night.  Having recently read the book, I was better able to compare it to the movie.  The movie title is slightly misleading because it actually tells the story … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey – Movie 1987

This post contains affiliate links. I’m trying to catch up with these movies!  The pile of Jane Eyre adaptations really threw me for a loop!  Well, today we’re talking about Northanger Abbey.  This version stars Katharine Schlesinger as Catherine Morland, … Continue reading

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Emma – TV Mini-Series 1972

This post contains affiliate links. It took me two nights to finish the last Emma movie in the stack.  It stars Doran Godwin as Emma, and John Carson as Mr. Knightley.  This one is not for the faint of heart–it’s … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Movie 1973

This post contains affiliate links. I never thought I’d be so glad to be done watching Jane Eyre (though I discovered that there is still one version I haven’t seen yet). Last night I finished the version that stars Sorcha Cusack as … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey – Movie 2007

This post contains affiliate links. Last night I got to watch my first adaptation of Northanger Abbey.  Felicity Jones stars as Catherine Morland, and JJ Feild as Henry Tilney. I really enjoyed Jones as Catherine.  She did an admirable job … Continue reading

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Emma – TV Mini-Series 2009

This post contains affiliate links. Wouldn’t you know it, I watched another version of Emma?  This one stars Romola Garai as Emma, and Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. Garai was a superb Emma!  She was self-assured, lively, full of wit, charming, and knew how … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Movie 1970

This post contains affiliate links. I watched yet another adaptation of Jane Eyre last night.  I promise I’m getting close to the end of them!  This one stars Susannah York as Jane, and George C. Scott as Mr. Rochester. Strangely, I thought that both … Continue reading

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Emma – Movie 1996

This post contains affiliate links. I watched another adaptation of Emma last night.  This one stars Kate Beckinsale as Emma, and Mark Strong as Mr. Knightley. Emma comes across as conniving and underhand in her dealings with others.  She’s also thoughtless and unfeeling … Continue reading

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Emma – Movie 1996

This post contains affiliate links. Taking a break from Jane Eyre last night, I watched Emma.  This version stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, and Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley. I think Paltrow did a great job as Emma.  She was sufficiently … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Movie 1943

This post contains affiliate links. This next film adaptation of Jane Eyre is from 1944.  The movie is in black and white which gives it a sort of somber feel.  Jane is played by Joan Fontaine, and Mr. Rochester by Orson … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Movie 1997

This post contains affiliate links. Here’s yet another Jane Eyre movie that I watched.  Can you believe it?  When I started this, I had no idea there were so many Jane Eyre movie adaptations. In this version Jane is played by … Continue reading

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The Glass Virgin – Movie 1995

This post contains affiliate links. Our local library had a copy of  The Glass Virgin on DVD which I watched recently.  I wanted to compare it to the book while it was still fresh in my mind.  I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

This post contains an affiliate link. Northanger Abbey is a relatively short and unique book by Jane Austen.  Though it’s not my favorite work of hers, I appreciate the wit and social commentary that went into it.  There are themes … Continue reading

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The Glass Virgin by Catherine Cookson

This post contains an affiliate link. The Glass Virgin is a story about a young lady named Annabella who was raised to be a lady, but finds out that her parents are not who she thinks they are.  Believing herself … Continue reading

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