Shredded Women

Callie had red hair. So did her mother and three sisters, but one sister had dyed hers a more-strawberry-than-blonde shade of yellow, and the remaining sisters and the mother tinted theirs darker to reach the safe haven of all red heads, auburn. But Callie let her orange-red hair grow long, and every taunt of “ginger” […]

The Spectrum of Jane Eyre Film Adaptations

The filmmakers that adapt Jane Eyre are glorified readers. Through adapting the text, the screenwriter and director purposefully manipulate the content in order to convey their interpretation to the audience. Jane Eyre has been adapted for film and television sixteen times in English, with a seventeenth version coming out in the winter of 2009, and […]

The Definitive Pride and Prejudice Adaptation

In 1995, Austen in film became trendier than ever, with filmmakers flocking to adapt her novels with more originality and better production values. In that year, director Roger Michell’s Persuasion (based on the 1818 novel) and director Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, a modern update of Emma (1816), were both released, and director Doug McGrath’s historical major […]