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  • 珍奧斯汀的戀愛教室 113 mins; 2007
    • By: Yuh-yi Tan ( 談玉儀 )
    • 台北商業技術學院
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  • Table of Contents
    • Jane Austen Biography
    • The Director
    • The Story
    • Character and Cast
    • Group Assignment
    • Works Cited
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  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Jane Austen, in a portrait based on one drawn by her sister Cassandra
    • In popular culture , Austen's novels have been adapted in a great number of film and television series
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Pride and Prejudice has been the most reproduced of her works, with six films
      • The most recent being the 2005 adaptation directed by Joe Wright
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Sense and Sensibility has been made into four films including the 1995 version directed by Ang Lee
      • Won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Born at the rectory in Steventon , Hampshire , in 1775
    • Daughter to the Rev. George Austen
    • Lived in the area for most of her life and never married
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • In 1785 – 1786, she was educated at the Reading Ladies boarding school in the Abbey gatehouse in Reading, Berkshire .
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • In general, she received an education superior to that generally given to girls of her time, and took early to writing , beginning her first tale in 1789 .
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • In 1816, she began to suffer from Addison's disease
    • Her disease had ups and downs, but in 1817 her condition became so serious that she traveled to Winchester where she died .
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Published her novels anonymously
    • The form of socially astute comedies of manners
    • The predicament of unmarried genteel English women in the early 1800s
  • Jane Austen, Writer
    • Interest in her work revived during the late nineteenth century
    • Twentieth century scholars rated her among the greatest talents in English letters, comparing her to Shakespeare .
  • Jane Austen, Writer
    • Sense and Sensibility (published 1811)
    • Pride and Prejudice (1813)
    • Mansfield Park (1814)
    • Emma (1816)
    • Northanger Abbey (1817) posthumous
    • Persuasion (1817) posthumous
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Born at the rectory in Steventon , Hampshire , in 1775
    • Daughter to the Rev. George Austen
    • Lived in the area for most of her life and never married
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • In 1785 – 1786, she was educated at the Reading Ladies boarding school in the Abbey gatehouse in Reading, Berkshire .
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • In general, she received an education superior to that generally given to girls of her time, and took early to writing , beginning her first tale in 1789 .
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • In 1816, she began to suffer from Addison's disease
    • Her disease had ups and downs, but in 1817 her condition became so serious that she traveled to Winchester where she died .
  • Jane Austen (1775-1817) from Wikipedia
    • Published her novels anonymously
    • The form of socially astute comedies of manners
    • The predicament of unmarried genteel English women in the early 1800s
  • Jane Austen, Writer
    • Interest in her work revived during the late nineteenth century
    • Twentieth century scholars rated her among the greatest talents in English letters, comparing her to Shakespeare .
  • Jane Austen, Writer
    • Sense and Sensibility (published 1811)
    • Pride and Prejudice (1813)
    • Mansfield Park (1814)
    • Emma (1816)
    • Northanger Abbey (1817) posthumous
    • Persuasion (1817) posthumous
  • The Story
    • A 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord
    • The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler
    • The story focuses on a book club formed specifically to discuss the six novels written by Jane Austen .
      • As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they're reading.
    • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jane_Austen_Book_Club_%28film%29
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    • As the months pass, each of the members develops characteristics similar to those of Austen's characters and reacts to events in their lives in much the same way their fictional counterparts would.
    • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jane_Austen_Book_Club_%28film%29
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  • Character and Cast
    • Maria Bello ... Jocelyn Emily Blunt ... Prudie Kathy Baker ... Bernadette Amy Brenneman ... Sylvia Maggie Grace ... Allegra Jimmy Smits ... Daniel Kevin Zegers ... Trey Marc Blucas ... Dean Hugh Dancy ... Grigg Messy Stench
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  • Bernadette (Kathy Baker) from Wikipedia
    • The whole idea of “ The book club” is the brainchild of fiftysomething six-time divorcée Bernadette, who latches onto the idea of getting 6 friends to read Jane Austen’s 6 novels
    • Bernadette is the matriarch figure who longs to see everyone find happiness.
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  • Jocelyn (Maria Bello) from Wikipedia
    • Jocelyn, a happily unmarried control freak and breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks (a dog) who has been Sylvia's friend since childhood.
    • Jocelyn denies her own feelings for Grigg while playing matchmaker for him and Sylvia.
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  • Grigg ( Hugh Dancy ) from Wikipedia
    • Grigg, a science fiction fan who's roped into the group by Jocelyn with the hope he and Sylvia will prove to be a compatible match.
    • Grigg is attracted to Jocelyn and mystified by her seeming lack of interest in him, marked by her failure to read the Ursula K. Le Guin novels he has hoped will catch her fancy.
    • He also serves as the comedic foil to Jocelyn and Prudie's very serious takes on the books.
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  • Prudie (Emily Blunt ) from Wikipedia
    • Prudie, a prim, married high school French teacher in her mid-20s who faces her marriage crisis.
    • Prudie, encumbered with her inattentive husband Dean and a free-spirited, pot -smoking, aging- hippie mother, a product of the 1960s counterculture , finds herself desperately trying not to succumb to her feelings for her seductive student Trey.
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  • Sylvia ( Amy Brenneman ) from Wikipedia
    • Sylvia, a fortysomething housewife who recently has separated from her philandering lawyer husband Daniel after more than two decades of marriage.
    • Sylvia clings to her belief in steadfast love and devotion, and eventually reconciles with Daniel.
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  • Allegra (Maggie Grace) from Wikipedia
    • Sylvia's 20-year-old lesbian daughter Allegra
    • Allegra, who tends to meet her lovers while engaging in death-defying activities, feels betrayed when she discovers her current partner, aspiring writer Corinne, has used Allegra's life as the basis for her short stories.
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  • Production from Wikipedia
    • In The Book Club Deconstructed , a bonus feature on the DVD release of the film, screenwriter/director Robin Swicord explains how each of the six book club members is based on a character in one of Austen's novels.
      • Bernadette represents Mrs. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice ,
      • Sylvia is patterned after Fanny Price in Mansfield Park ,
      • Jocelyn reflects the title character in Emma ,
      • Prudie is similar to Anne Elliot in Persuasion ,
      • Allegra is most like Marianne in Sense and Sensibility ,
      • Grigg represents all of Austen's misunderstood male characters in Nothanger Abbey.
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  • Group Assignment (1)
    • Scene1:
      • The story and plot chart of Mansfield Park
      • Character-analysis: Edmund, Fanny, Sir Bertram
    • Scene 2:
      • The story and plot chart of Nothanger Abbey
      • The nightmare scene
      • Character analysis: Mr. Tilney
    • Scene 3: The story and plot chart of Emma
    • Scene 4: The story and plot chart of Ursula Le Guin
    • Scene 5: The story and plot chart of Pride and Prejudice
    • Scene 6: Married Couples in Pride and Prejudice
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  • Group Assignment (1)
    • Scene1:
      • The story and plot chart of Mansfield Park
      • Character-analysis: Edmund, Fanny, Sir Bertram, Maria
    • Scene 2:
      • The story and plot chart of Nothanger Abbey
      • The nightmare scene
      • Character-analysis: Mr. Tilney
    • Scene 3:
      • The story and plot chart of Emma
      • Character-analysis: Emma, Mr. Knightley, Miss Fairfax, Gypsies, Jane Fairfax, Woodhouse
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  • Group Assignment (1)
    • Scene 7: How do Austen’s novels make Sylvia changed and transformed?
    • Scene 8: The story and plot chart of Sense and Sensibility
    • Scene 9: The function of a well-written letter in Austen’s novel
    • Scene 10: The story and plot chart of Persuasion
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  • Works Cited
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jane_Austen_Book_Club_%28film%29
    • http:// www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janelife.html
    • http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen
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