Holidays With Jane: Spring Fever!
The story that I adapted into a modern tale was Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
I've read this book five or six times. (Maybe more?) It's one of my favorites and for good reason. STRONG characters! I love the stark contrast between Elinor's sense (reason) and Marianne's sensibility (feeling). There are many film adaptations of S&S. My favorite for years was the Emma Thompson version (it won her an Oscar for best adapted screenplay). Several reasons this version is fantastic can be explained in gifs.
Alan Rickman, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant. All in one movie. Awesomeness.
I just watched the new S&S produced by BBC as a TV mini-series in 2008.
I *loved* the casting in this series, for the most part. Namely, Edward Ferrars. Willoughby looks very devious in this adaptation and it's not very believable that Marianne would fall for him. She would want a romantic guy, not a bad boy. Now Edward, on the other hand, is the perfect romantic hero.
What version is your favorite? Or do you like a completely different adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY?
Hop on over to my fellow authors' sites all week to see what Austenesque films they love!