Monday, April 27, 2009

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Well the contest has been up for a week and no one has entered. So I have this gift to give away and no one to give it to. Sad.

I read that the BBC is making a new Emma. I love the Gwenyth Paltrow Jeremy Northam version. I think it's perfect. But I'm intrigued by the casting. Romola Garai as Emma. Jodhi May as Miss Taylor. Johnny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley. Michael Gambon as Mr. Woodhouse. Romola and Jodhi were in Daneil Deronda together and both were vying for the attentions of Mr. Deronda. So I'm intrigued. Plus Johnny Lee Miller has already been an Austen hero. He played Edmund in the 1990s version of Mansfield Park. He was also in the 1980s version when he was a child. He played one of Fanny's little brothers.

Some of my friends think Jane Austen has been done to death, but I like to see the different versions. Each one offers something new. Some new twist.

I would like to see a new version of The Great Gatsby, but it never lives up to the book. I will say the ballet done in Pittsburgh was beautiful and it lived up to the book.

We'll wait and see what else will happen in Jane Austen casting.


  1. I, too, am looking forward this new adaptation of Austen's "Emma". I'm fond of collecting, comparing, rewatching DVDs of costune movies and dramas so ... I can't but be enthusiastic. I saw Romola Grarai in several roles - Vanity Fair, Daniel Deronda, Nicholas Nickleby- and I hope she can be the extremely lively Emma that comes out from Austen's pages.
    P.S. I'm sorry for your contest. I've just dropped by today, by chance. I'll pass by again, promised. :)

  2. Well there's still time to enter. Since no one has I still have the prize. It's yours if you can answer the questions correctly.