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Jane Austen Book Club

Unfortunately, last month the Jane Austen Book Club meeting had to be cancelled.  So we will pick up this month with the program we were going to put on last month - a showing of the 1995 version of "Persuasion" - Austen's bittersweet tale of love's second chances.  We are back on our winter hours, so we will meet from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Bldg., 244 W. Michigan Ave.

Jane Austen Book Club

As a followup to last month's discussion on "Persuasion", we will be watching the movie of the same name for the August meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club.  We will meet at 5:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, in the Carnegie building on August 10th.  Which version shall we watch?  Both the 1995 version, starring Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root, and the 2007 versions, starring Sally Hawkins and Rubert Penry-Jones were commissioned for Masterpiece Theatre with the 1995 version debuting in theaters, a first for Masterpiece.  The 1995 version is beautifully filmed and was awarded a

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May 6, 2009                                                            Jane M. DeBano

Jane Austen "Clueless" in April!

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

Another "Lost" weekend!

I did it again!  Spent another weekend watching "Lost," this time the fourth season.  I was openmouthed constantly at the plot twists and turns - the incredible coincidences (oh right, there are no coincidences on Lost - everything will be explained eventually.)  With frequent flashbacks, (their signature schtick) the shows are also laced with future flashes, until everything comes together at the end.  Yet the 4th season left plenty to think about for the fifth season.  This show is addictive.  Too bad the current season's shows air at 8:00 pm, when I'm still

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