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Jane Austen, A to Z: The Jane Austen Book Club

The thing about the picture that has been used for advertising The Jane Austen Book Club is that Jimmy Smits is not in the club until the very end of the movie. Hugh Dancy is the only man in the book club. He should be on the cover. Ok. Rant over.

So the plot of the movie is that six people, friends and acquaintances, form a book club. They choose to read six of Jane Austen’s novels: Pride and Prejudice. Sense and Sensibility. Mansfield Park. Emma. Persuasion, Northanger Abbey. One person per month hosts and leads the discussion on the book of the month.

It wasn’t my favorite movie but it was alright. The movie was effective in showing Jane Austen, books and book clubs in a positive light.

I think I was distracted by Hugh Dancy. He reminds me of the one that got away. His last name is awfully close to Darcy isn’t it?


Alright, it’s time to get back to reading. I have 5 1/2 more Jane Austen books to go.

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

I’m Ready for My Close-up: Blogtober 14

Who would be cast as me in a movie?

Without a doubt, it would be Winona Ryder. She resembles me quite a bit. Also, I think she is quirky enough. I took an online quiz that said the role should be given to Kate Winslet. I just don’t see Kate being as effective as Winona in the role.


If we could recreate this photo, with the actual Johnny Depp, that would be awesome. I would be willing to be the stunt double for this photo shoot.


I think Jason Momoa should play the role of Lucas. For art’s sake,of course.


Strictly Ballroom in on Netflix


As I was browsing through Netflix, I found one of my favorite movies, “Strictly Ballroom.” The main character, Scott Hastings, is a ballroom dancer who wants to dance his own way. He is also running out of time to find a suitable dance partner in time for the championship dance competition. Scott finds an unlikely partner in Fran, an awkward beginning dancer.
There are several quirky characters that make the movie especially funny. I enjoy the flashbacks involving Scott’s parents, who were also ballroom dancers.
So thank you Netflix for giving me something to watch until “Orange is the New Black” starts their new season.

Here is a scene from “Strictly Ballroom”

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Stuck in a movie for five days: NaBloPoMo

Stuck in a movie for five days: NaBloPoMo

I love quirky dramas like “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” However, I do not want to be stuck in certain movies for five days. It might be too much emotional turmoil. I considered “Fight Club” because I could fix up Edward Norton’s house considerably in five days. When I do dream, the house shows up begging to be painted and cleaned.
My movie choice is “Dirty Dancing.” It would be like a vacation and a soap opera all rolled up into one package. And there’s dancing!! The good guy wins. Love conquers all of the doubters. Baby does the lift! I always feel happier by the time it’s over, except that it’s over. I think I might watch it today for the 500th time. 🙂 (I’ve probably watched it more than 500 times.)

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