Darcy’s Antidote – Olympics 2

February 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm (entertainment, jane austen) (, , , , )

Sunday, 9 February – Instead of Luge…

lost in austen

….. Lost in Austen (2008)

Perhaps the “original” Austen-Next-Gen, Lost in Austen created such buzz that many of us in the US quickly sought it out on YouTube. Girls just gotta have fun… As “Mr Darcy” (Elliot Cowen, above) takes a dip to indulge a lady (Jemima Rooper). Must admit, if I remember correctly, I rather liked Darcy in modern London even better than Amanda back in Regency England. Time to tune in again, and see if it stands up. If you want a more-serious follow-up, read Laurie Kaplan’s “Lost in Austen and Generation-Y Janeites” in Persuasions On-line (2010). And (by the way) Elizabeth Bennet is played by St Trinian’s “head girl” Gemma Arterton.

Seen it? Find it a Winner/Loser?
Gold – Silver – Bronze?

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