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Jane Austen

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Jane Austen and Bridget Jones ... Impossible connection?

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Jane Austen

  1. 1. Impossible connection? Jane Austen – Bridget Jones
  2. 2. Commonness <ul><li>What do they have in common? </li></ul>Jane Austen Bridget Jones
  3. 3. Who is Bridget Jones? <ul><li>A single British woman in her 30s </li></ul><ul><li>She struggles with men, her weight, and her work in a publishing company </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who was Jane Austen? <ul><li>English author </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen lived from 1775 to 1817 </li></ul><ul><li>Her novels are highly prized not only for their light irony, humour, and depiction of contemporary English country life, but also for their underlying serious qualities. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where is the commonness?
  6. 6. Jane Austen novels <ul><li>Captured the social lives of the middle to upper class in her era. </li></ul><ul><li>They are classic works and their titles are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northanger Abbey (published 1817). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense and Sensibility (published 1811). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pride and Prejudice (published 1813). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mansfield Park (published 1814). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emma (published 1815). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuasion (published 1817). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Jane Austen novels comes alive (1/2) <ul><li>All her novels has been brought to the screen as TV series and/or films </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jane Austen novels comes alive (2/2)
  9. 9. 1st commonness: The main actor <ul><li>The main character of Bridget Jones’s diary film and the main character of Pride and Prejudice series is played by Colin Firth </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2nd commonness: The name of the main character <ul><li>Mark Darcy is the main character of Bridget Jones’s diary film </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is the main character of Pride and Prejudice series </li></ul>
  11. 11. Is this a coincidence? <ul><li>Not at all! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Is this a coincidence? <ul><li>Not at all! </li></ul><ul><li>All has been dreamt by Helen Fielding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The author of Bridget Jones’s diary (published in 1996) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She is a fan of Jane Austen novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She became a fan of Pride and Prejudice series in 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since then, Colin Firth is his heartthrob </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. How her dreams became true (1/2) <ul><li>The original Bridget Jones's Diary is loosely modelled on Pride and Prejudice series </li></ul><ul><li>Bridget Jones is obsessed with the TV film of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice starred by Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy , the arrogant aristocrat ensnared by love. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How her dreams became true (2/2) <ul><li>Bridget and her friends see over and over a Pride and Prejudice scene where Colin Firth dives into a pond and then comes out soaking wet. They are obsessed with Colin Firth in a wet ruffled shirt. </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally, the first film's organizers of Bridget Jones’s diary chose Colin Firth to star as an in-joke as well as for the good reason that he's an excellent actor </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>There are plenty of strange coincidences in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies ... If you want your most private, secret dreams to become true, then you should write a best seller. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Still awake?

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