Every Jane Austen Movie Adaptation & Where to Watch Them

Much to the annoyance of, well, pretty much everyone, I am the worst person to watch a movie with. I strike down nearly every suggestion, thinking to myself “Oh sure, The Pianist may be objectively good–but this is 1/12th of this day I’m never going to get back people!” 

That being said, there is one film category I will never turn down: Jane Austen adaptations. Every white ballgown, every discussion of propriety, every embarrassingly uncomfortable 90’s actor in a waistcoat all swirls together in a delicious ice cream soup that’s just as good every time. 

I’ve assembled a list of all TV and film adaptations from 1990-present. There were plenty before 1990, of course, but if you just want to watch bad wigs you can do that on your own time. Most are available on major streaming sources, but there were several to be found only from more dubious purveyors. Also to note, this list is exclusively of strict adaptations of Austen’s novels, i.e. half of the movie is overhead shots of the English countryside. There is an infinite number of spin-offs, of which you can find an exhaustive list here (and might I recommend Bride & Prejudice). 

Anyway, go forth, drink some wine, knit a shawl, and contemplate why Mr. Bingley is so damn underrated. 

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Emma

BBC Mini-Series (2009)Watch on Hulu

Feature Film (1996) – Watch on Movie2kto

Mansfield Park

TV Movie (2007) – Watch on Project Free TV

Feature Film (1999) – Watch on Netflix / Watch on Amazon Prime

Northanger Abbey

Masterpiece TV Movie (2007) – Watch on Hulu / Watch on YouTube

Persuasion

TV Movie (2007)Watch on YouTube

Pride & Prejudice

Feature Film (2005) – Watch on HDMovie14

BBC Mini Series (1995)Watch on Amazon Prime / Watch on Hulu

Sense & Sensibility

TV Mini-Series (2008) – Watch on Hulu

Feature Film (1995) – Watch on Amazon Prime

Jane Austen-Related

“Becoming Jane” Feature Film (2007) – Watch on FFilms.org

 

Life Updates: Brioche, Blume and A Mystery Novel

Hey all! Life is good! It’s summer, I’m happy, and I am currently eating a garlic knot! There’s so much going on in my world that I thought I’d share:

This morning, I just finished reading Judy Blume’s latest novel In the Unlikely Event. It’s one of her few novels “for adults,” centering around three plane crashes in Elizabeth, New Jersey in the early 1950’s. The novel has garnered mixed reviews–but I am on the side of praise. The novel follows a large, complex cast of characters and is incredible in its capacity to evoke time and place both mentally and physically. Just as a side note: this isn’t good airport reading.

So, after years of considering myself a semi-pro knitter, I finally learned to brioche. It only took about 50 different YouTube videos and online walkthroughts, but I think I finally got the hang of it. I’m currently working with some Rowan Silky Tweed to create a two-tone scarf.

I recently went home for a long weekend to visit my family, and needless to say it was swell. The real surprise was coming home to find my boyfriend had purchased me a vintage Remington Tab Master typewriter! It’s absolutely beautiful, if not delightfully noisy. I’ve been using it nearly everyday, which brings me to my next point:

I am currently halfway through writing my first novella. I plan on self-publishing by the end of the year (so yes that means you should get the eBook for all of your friends and family this holiday season). I’ve *attempted* many an extended work in the past, but I have such a great feeling about this one.

This week, my best friend forever is coming to stay with me for a few days! We have sensational plans that include, but are not limited to, seeing Ken Wantanabe in the living, breathing flesh on Broadway.

Speaking of said friend…we are going to Rhinebeck this year. Which reminds me…I better start knitting that sweater.

I love you all!

xoxo

5 Ways YOU can fight Rape Culture

1.) Arm Yourself (With Knowledge)

As frustrating as the statistics surrounding these issues can be (ex: Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted) they are important to be aware of. Spend a minute on RAINN’s statistics page and there is absolutely no denying what an extreme problem we are facing. Spend another minute reading this list of 50 Rape Facts from the Huffington Post, and you won’t want to live on this planet anymore.

Understanding Rape Culture is the first step to being proactive against it.

2.) Arm Yourself (With Karate)

If you read the WikiHow page for “Preventing a Potential Rape” more than half of the 25 suggestions involve altering one’s day to day life in some way or another. If we were to follow those rules, we would all be wandering in herds, wearing gender-neutral onesies, shaving our heads, and having half a sip of the drink we just paid $10.00 for. And that, is my biggest problem: people view rape as something that is to be prevented by the woman, and not her attacker. We still live in a “she was asking for it” world, and unless we act against this, nothing will ever change. It’s time for a new front where women feel at liberty to dress and act in a way that makes them happiest, without an omnipresent potential threat.

Instead, it is women who should be the threat. Two of my favorite YouTube videos come from a channel called “Final Round Training” and demonstrate techniques on escaping and attacking in rape and sexual assault situations. Check them out HERE and HERE.

I also highly recommend WomenOnGuard.com. They’re essentially a women’s self-defense superstore where you can buy personal alarms, pepper spray, tasers etc. My personal favorite is the lipstick-shaped stun gun. The retailer also provides excellent, clear information on the use of each and every product.

In sum: A woman is not to be messed with.

3.) Share Resources

Not everyone is open or comfortable when talking about rape. We need to take it upon ourselves to educate the people in our lives and make sure they can have a dialog about this topic.

With friends, talk about how living in a world where Rape Culture exists has affected you. Talk about how you can have each other’s backs when you are out for a night or even just day to day.

With family, talk to the older generations about what the values and culture they were raised with and how that has impacted their treatment of women and the issue of rape. Talk to the younger generation about how mutual respect is always essential and how they can grow into people who fight against these crimes.

With partners, practice open consent, establish boundaries, use a safe word, and most importantly, never be afraid to say “no” or report something that went to far.

Why not start today by sending someone you care about one of these links? I guarantee you’ll end up having an important conversation.

Anti-Rape Activism

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

How Can We Fight Rape?

I Know I Can Fight Rape Culture By…

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)

Project Unbreakable

4.) Speak Up!

If you see something, say something!

As a society, we usually just shrug these things off and decide to mind our own business. But why don’t we look out for each other a little bit more? Maybe everything is fine, maybe you did just get the wrong idea, but whatever small shred of discomfort you feel by asking “Is everything okay?” is not nearly worth the potential of a life changed forever.

5.) Disregard Everything Else and Live by THESE RULES:

Love is in the Air: 7 Romantic Valentine’s Day Patterns

Try as I might to fulfill the bitter old crone label that my mostly black wardrobe and dislike of babies would suggest, I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. Go ahead, internet, go ahead and tell me that Valentine’s Day was created to make us feel sorry for our lonely selves and put an annual spike in Hershey’s profits as a result. Yet, I always thought the joke was on Hallmark. Of course I want to eat this candy and of course I want an excuse to be overly emotional  and of course I want to watch Sweet Home Alabama. So really, thanks for the opportunity. 

I know I am a minority in holding this opinion, but I really do wish more people felt the same! Valentine’s Day is a lovely and luscious time of year, regardless of your relationship status or Tinder exploits. So why not try to love the love a little bit? Mwah!

1.) The Jackie O-Tee by Pickles

2.) Dot the I by Flowermouse Designs

3.) Peace and Love Sweater by Anna Ravenscroft

4.) “Eye Candy” Colorful Reversible Eye Mask by Lauren Riker

5.) LoveSocks by Devon Clement

6.) Moss Stitch Bow Headband by Stephanie Fail

7.) Valentine Heart by Sachi Ishii

xoxo!

12 Things to Do When You’re Snowed in

The current view from my window.

My eight year-old self would be appalled to learn that my 21 year-old self has come to fear snow. Once a master igloo creator, I now cringe at the thought of the shoveling, the overly-salted sidewalks, the feeling of having on four shirts at once…

That said, a snowy day brings with it a blessing. There really are few other circumstances that dictate you are free to bunker down and draw as close to hibernation as humanly possible. 

So, here are a few ideas to pleasantly waste time, worry not, and chill out.

xoxo