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April 06, 2008

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Jenn

My favorite adaptation was Pride & Prejudice. I believe the actors picked were right-on with the characters in the book, and there weren't too many discrepancies between the book and the movie.

Texan

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite because it is the first Jane Austen book I read and it is where I got hooked.

Lisa

Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, too. I just loved the characters , the tensions between Darcy and Elizabeth, the location, costumes, language, and filming of this adaptation. I feel that they truely captured Jane Austen's written word in film and I love watching every minute of this! This is also my favorite Jane Austen novel and Sense and Senisibility is my next choice.

Marlyn

I'm going to be completely unoriginal and go with Pride and Prejudice as well. Although it's not my favourite Austen novel (that distinction goes to Persuasion), I think the casting for P&P was spot-on, particularly Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, and Julia Sawalha.

Stephanie

I would appreciate it if you could add my name to your drawing.

I agree with your description of the Willoughby character. I found that the actor who played him in the Ang Lee film (with Emma Thompson) was much more dashing.

I have to agree that I really enjoyed P&P, but also found the Northanger Abbey Masterpiece film to be quite well done.

Kiara Sampson

Wow, such a tuff choice....But Sense and Sensibility is my all time favorite with my favorite adaption as the masterpiece theater one. I wasnt very stricken with Willoughby but I thought they picked the best Marianne. Plus I did a musical of Sense and Sensibility where I was Marianne and ever since I've been hooked.

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Susan

Wow, this is getting redundant. But, yes, I too am a Pride & Prejudice fan. I loved watching The Complete Jane Austen, and P & P has always been my favorite of the novels. I own like 4 different cinematic adaptations of it, but the Firth/Ehle is the best. It's the one truest to the novel and their chemistry is great!

Cheryl

I chose Northanger Abbey because it was the one I was least familiar with and I was very pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did! (P&P is still the best hands down but I wanted to cast a vote for Henry Tilney and Catherine Morland)

Ti

Although my pick does not seem to be the most popular..I am going with Emma. It's one of the few times where the movie actually prompted me to read the book.

Ti

Marlayne

My favorite book is Emma, it is so romantic and funny! and i love the charachters in it.
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Silent  D

I think the new Northanger Abbey adaptation was my favorite -- it stands on its own as a film better than the rest.

Kiki

I like Emma--I love the Gwyneth Paltrow version, but the Kate Beckinsale version( the one the showed on PBS) is pretty good as well. I think Emma is light and funny; a true comedy--and I love Mr. Knightley--he is my favorite Austen gentleman, even before Mr. Darcy. Emma makes mistakes, and regrets them, and Mr. Knightley is the gentle nudge to help her see her way. And he still loves and adores her!

Jeanette

Picking from the new crop of adaptations, I would pick Sense and Sensibility. There were plenty of little things that I did not like but compared to all the other new adaptations we've just seen, I think this one was the best.
Of all the Jane Austen adaptations ever, I would have to say P&P 95 is my favorite. :-)

Mer

As much as I love P&P, I'm going to go out on a limb and say Northanger Abbey for the crop of recent adaptations--from a purist's perspective, yes, it didn't necessarily get everything right, but I think it was a delight nonetheless. It kept to the spirit of the book and the confines of the 1 1/2 hour format it was given. On a sidenote, I have read Cassandra & Jane and it's beautifully done.

Katie B.

I have to pick Pride and Prejudice. It's my favorite Jane Austen book, the first of hers that I read. I also think the actors were great in it, especially Colin Firth. By far the best Darcy of all the adaptations made.

Travi

Sense and Sensibility is my favorite adaptation. Loved the filming and photography, thought the actors were very realistic.

Ana T.

This is a tough question as I love P&P and the 2 Persuasions so much. I think I'll go with the first Persuasion (Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root) because I think they captured the essence of the book beautifully.

Rhonda Stapleton

I have to vote for Colin Quinn--er, I mean the A&E adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He really, really did a fantastic job portraying Mr. Darcy. *fangirl swoon*

Joanna Y.

My favorite adaptation ever is Persuasion 2 (with Amanda Root) but there are lots of close seconds, including the new S&S, Emma Thompson's S&S, the new Northanger Abbey, and of course P&P with JE & Colin Firth. I think I love Persuasion so much because the story is bittersweet but has a happy ending with a second chance @ love that works out. Love the adaptation with A. Root b/c she seems so sweet and good.

Dana Huff

I think my favorite was Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, simply because it's my favorite book as well, but it is a tough choice. I really loved Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, too, though. I don't think I will ever forget Alan Rickman's Colonel Brandon. Then again, the version of Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds is also excellent. So hard to choose! But for sheer faithfulness to the text, I have to go with Pride and Prejudice.

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