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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Austenbook!

It’s not quite movie related, except for the several lovely film and TV adaptations, but…

So wonderful! What if the characters of Pride and Prejudice had had access to Facebook? If might look something like this:

(There’s much more, of course.)

This clever parody/pastiche is by DeeDee Baldwin, and was inspired by Sarah Schmelling’s Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition), which is not, I must say, half as witty as Austenbook.

via Very Short List

(This is crossposted at the blog of Cosimo, the boutique book publisher I work for when I’m not doing movie stuff. If you’re a book lover and have any interest in reading my thoughts on the state of the publishing industry — and also like hearing about interesting and weird new and new-old books like the kind we publish — you may wish to check it out.)



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  • Deanne

    That is brilliant! Thanks for sharing, MaryAnn.

    On a related note — Pride and Prejudice: The Comic Book. According to Austenblog, Marvel Illustrated is publishing it as a limited series starting in April.

  • NorthernStar

    *giggle*

    The mini series “Lost in Austen” might appeal to you. It’s a great idea, but not well executed, IMO, but worth a look if you’re a p&p fan.

  • MaryAnn

    I have a DVD of *Lost in Austen* — it’s close to the top of the to-watch pile.

  • That’s quite nifty.

    Although Mr. Darcy might view FaceBook as too mainstream for his tastes.

  • Katie Dvorak

    I LOVE this so much. It’s incredibly clever and cute and sorta mocking of the whole Facebook thing without insulting it. I love it. And I’ve seen a version for the Battlestar Galactica mini-series as well that was great.

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