Jane Austen Book Club features the movie "Clueless", starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd. One of the first modern adaptations of Austen's films, the screen play by teen favorite, Amy Heckerling, will be familiar to Austen fans as a broad parody of "Emma," while still making points on its own merits. According to the Internet Movie Database, "Jane Austen's Emma meets Beverley Hills 90210 in US West Coast teen lifestyle parody." Cher is the heroine, ou
What a great time was had by all at the February meeting! We had our largest crowd ever and the fim "Bride & Prejudice" got a vigorous round of applause. One of our members, Katie, had the brilliant idea to continue to alternate formats for our meeting - one month an Austen novel discussion and the following month the same book in movie format. Her idea was proclaimed as "brilliant" by the folks attending, so it was adopted. Next month we will be reading and discussing "Emma" and
We had such a good time discussing "Pride & Prejudice" last month that we didn't finish the topic. We decided to have a video night next month and watch one of the most colorful and certainly the most musical version, "Bride & Prejudice." The party starts at 6:00. We will serve popcorn and drinks are on the attendees. So mark your calendar for February 9th and lay in a store of your favorite non-alcoholic bev
What a wonderful Christmas party was held at Carnegie on Dec. 15th! One of our members came from her freshman year at MSU to join us. We played some fun Austen games and Sarah from MSU won both of them! Everyone. however, went home with a DVD of music from Jane Austen's time. We read about Christmas in Georgian (and Regency) England and discussed how things had changed. And, of course, we enjoyed tea, cookies and cake as well as lively conversation.