March 21, 2007

For Love Or Money?

The Guardian has an interesting column on Austen adaptations, including a beef that not enough attention is paid to characters' economic woes. Point taken, but why no mention of the recent version of P&P (starring Keira Knightley), which very much addressed the money concerns of Austen's characters? With a pig waltzing through the Bennet house, I hardly think it was a rose-colored depiction. -- Amy

1 comment:

  1. Agreed... even in Ang Lee's Hollywoodized Sense and Sensibility you saw the daughters huddled together in the cold and struggling to do all the washing, mending, and housework themselves, and of course, arguing over whether they could afford roast beef for Marianne.