Movie Adaptations

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    Here's the list of abbreviations used on the Janeites discussion list for the various film adaptations of Austen's novels.

    Pride and Predjudice:

    P&P0 - Movie, Greer Garson and Lawrence Olivier, c. 1940 (MGM, Director, Robert Z. Leonard, screenplay Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin)(has recently be re-leased - check Jane Austen Books for a link to Amazon

    P&P1 - BBC, Elizabeth Garvie and David Rintoul, c. 1979 (BBC, Director Cyril Coke; screenplay Fay Weldon)

    P&P2 - BBC, Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, c. 1995 (BBC, Director Simon Langton; screenplay Andrew Davies) - (has recently be released - check Jane Austen Books for a link to Amazon

    P&PW* - PBS, Wishbone, c. 1995

    *(This is sort of tongue-in-cheek)


    Emma1 - BBC, Doran Godwin, 1972 (BBC, Director, John Glenister; screenplay Denis Constanduros

    Emma2 - Movie, Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996 (Miramax, Director and screenplay, Douglas McGrath)(has recently be released - check Jane Austen Books for a link to Amazon

    Emma3 - Movie & British TV, Kate Beckinsale, 1996 (ITV/A&E, Director, Diarmuid Lawrence; screenplay Andrew Davies)

    EmmaR - BBC Radio, Angharad Rees, Year unknown (the copyright date on the cassettes is 1989, but I suspect it was produced somewhat earlier)

    Sense and Sensibility:

    S&S1 - BBC, Irene Richard and Tracy Childs, c. 1982 (BBC, Director, Rodney Bennet; screenplay Alexander Baron)

    S&S2 - Movie, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, 1995 (Mirage-Columbia/SONY, Director, Ang Lee; screenplay Emma Thompson)


    P1 - BBC, Ann Firbank and Bryan Marshall, c. 1973 (Granada TV, Director Howard Baker; screenplay Julian Mitchell)

    P2 - BBC, Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds, 1995 (BBC, Director, Robert Michell; screenplay Nick Dear) (has recently be released - check Jane Austen Books for a link to Amazon

    Northanger Abbey:

    NA1 - BBC movie, Katharine Schlesinger and Peter Firth, c 1987 (BBC, Director Giles Foster; screenplay Maggie Wadey)

    NAW - PBS, Wishbone, 1997?

    Another film version of NA, which will become NA2, is "in the works."

    Mansfield Park:

    MP1 - BBC miniseries, Sylvestra Le Touzel and Nicholas Farrel c 1983 (BBC, Director David Giles, screenplay Ken Taylor)

    MPR - BBC Radio, Amanda Root and Robert Glennister, Date? (The cassette copyright date is 1997)

    Another film version of MP, which will become MP2, is "in the works.

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