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20 February 2007 @ 03:16 pm
I really want to punch these people in the nose.  
It is probably far too early to have this much bottled-up rage toward the makers of Becoming Jane, seeing as the film hasn't even come out yet. But everything I read about this film makes me angrier. Today's perusal of AustenBlog brought a long article on the film to my attention, and I just... hate. Everyone quoted in the article except James McAvoy, and Deirdre Le Faye of course, for speaking common sense about what's actually in Austen's letters about Lefroy, and what it is that authors do (i.e., they do NOT transcribe directly from their own lives).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/02/17/smjane117.xml&page=1

And what is up with these male directors talking about how they never really liked Austen while promoting their (not really) Austen-based films? (Yes, I am looking at you, Joe Wright. Do not think that my Becoming Jane anger has made me any more forgiving of your wretched attempt at Pride and Prejudice.) Do they think this wins them points with boys or something?

Argh.
 
 
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