Jane Austen provided the romantic comedy some Sense And Sensibility

With the rom-com officially back in vogue thanks to summer hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix’s Set It Up, it’s hard not to think back on the genre’s most recent heyday, the 1990s. The era of Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, and Nora Ephron defined our modern idea of what a rom-com looks and feels like, but the actual…

U.K.’s Jane Austen banknote doesn’t seem to understand Pride And Prejudice

Earlier this week, Jane Austen became the first woman writer to be featured on a bank note in the United Kingdom. The Pride And Prejudice author joins such other literary greats as Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, though the Austen £10 banknote is the only one currently in circulation. At the unveiling, which…

Jane Austen fits Whit Stillman like a glove in the witty Love & Friendship

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Whit Stillman adapting Jane Austen feels at once apt and almost unnecessary. His previous films—obsessed as they are with manners, social status, and conversational diplomacy—come pretty close to fulfilling any need we might have for a modern-day Austen. Metropolitan’s characters even discuss Austen at length, arguing…

Finally, the marriage of Jane Austen and DJ Snake the world has been waiting for

For whatever reason, Tumblr is pretty into Pride And Prejudice. Sure, most adaptations of the Jane Austen classic are cool and everything, but that still doesn’t really explain why the following DJ Snake-infused fan edit of the classic Lizzie Bennet v. Fitzwilliam Darcy scene from the Colin Firth movie adaptation…