Saturday, November 14, 2009

are we cowabunga on this?

we've spent the past two evenings watching the new BBC version of emma. i might have to write in caps to tell you how much i loved this movie. I LOVED THIS MOVIE. i'm getting all swoony just thinking about it. crossing my fingers that when i die i find that heaven is just like living in a jane austen novel. or maybe more accurately, a BBC-adapted jane austen novel.



(you have to watch it in short youtube segments because it won't show in the US until next year. but it's worth it. three words: jonny lee miller.)(romola garai is fantastic too.)




(thank you {frolic!} for the link!)

20 comments:

Becky said...

Oooh, I love Emma and all things Jane Austen. Maddie just tried to do a report on Jane Austen for her "women who change the world series" and her teacher said Jane Austen didn't qualify.
A-hem. Didn't change the world? I beg to differ.
Thanks for the heads up on this BBC version! England's landscaping is certainly based off heaven, right?

cara. said...

love emma.

and you need to stop with your post titles. you KILL me.

cara. said...

hey, p.s. did you guys ever move to grand cayman? my dad was teaching there at st matthew school of medicine.....my guy is now in the interview process for residency so we'll be finding out where we're going by march, moving may/june. crazy crazy. good luck with the process---not sure how far along you are in it. . .

communikate. said...

a new version?? i love austen. especially bbc versions that involve goodness like colin firth and johnny lee miller..YES PLEASE!!

thanks for sharing.

cowabunga indeed!

Carolyn said...

I would be okay with heaven being like a Jane austen novel...only people won't smell like B.O or have scummy teeth ;) I always have that in the back of my mind when I watch any of those movies, but yes, they truly are the best.

Nancy said...

About a year or so ago when PBS did their whole Jane Austen series Trav and I were glued to the tv every Sunday night for a couple of months, I hope they add this soon!

communikate. said...

Abby.

How many episodes are there?

abby said...

4 episodes, 7 segments per episode. although on episode 3 or 4 we couldn't find segment 7 and i don't think we missed anything. maybe it doesn't exist?

wendy said...

Do you like it more than Gwyneth Paltrow's version of Emma?

"I hate John! I love John!"

David and Shalynna said...

Should I wait until I read the book or watch it and then read the book eventually?

The snow and cold makes me want to watch Christmas movies all the time now. Before my family comes up you guys need to come over for Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, and all of the other Christmas classics. We'll make Jamie cook. :)

Bon said...

just watched the 1st episode and loved it. thx for the tip abs!

Ashley Comeau said...

oooohhhhh, I so want to see this movie now. I love movies like this AND I just finished reading Emma.

Yours Truly said...

thank you kindly for the link. I have been perched on the edge of my air mattress (long story) taking in ten minutes at a time between child chaos management. And I am raaaawther enjoying it. Except I do have some critiques but what else is new?

ps. also thanks for the moments of hope and testimony on your blog. I have really appreciated them.

Yours Truly said...

p.p.s. I have a milo too.

abby said...

so rebekah, yours is on of those dang blogs i can't make a comment on, but i need to tell you that your newest post is like the best thing ever. it made me so happy. i needed it. thank you. i hope you are reading this but i doubt that you are.

Yours Truly said...

Oh I am reading it and its going in the log Mr Binnacle.(that was my attempt at being a royal navy captain.)

Calico Sky said...

Ooh we had this in the UK right before I left. It was wonderful, soooo much better than the GP version! Do you know I almost went to school with that actress? In the end I decided on a different school, but I did spend a couple of days at the school to decide!

abby said...

calico, you know EVERYBODY! you are practically a celebrity by association.

Becky said...

I know, I watched it recently on you tube. I loved it as well. It is one of my favorite books, and I always appreciate a good adaptation of it (I even liked Clueless)

My husband does not understand my stereotypical obsession with all that is Jane Austen.

Oh well...

Calico Sky said...

I know it is so strange how many celebs I know or have met. Honestly I don't even try!!!! It was a running joke at my old work that if friends went out with me they would meet someone special. Weird! Only it hasn't worked to snag me a celebrity husband. Sigh!