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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Everything Austen Challenge: "Lost in Austen"

Just jumping in very quickly to say that I completed my first "challenge" when I watched "Lost in Austen" on DVD in its entirety last week. And I laughed hysterically through it... Obviously, it's not entirely true to the characterizations (let alone the plot) that Austen created in Pride & Prejudice, but I appreciated the humor and the inventiveness of the concept. I was relieved when someone mentioned that the one missing scene (where the main character, Amanda Price, sings "Downtown" at Netherfield) is available on a YouTube clip here. Very funny!

Tonight's the night when AustenFest will officially come to a close with the drawing of winners for all of the books. We'll be giving ten away! Good luck to all who participated--I hope you'll come away with a book or two!!

I intend, however, for everyone to be a winner, if not with a book, then with a beverage... Details are still being worked out, but I will keep you posted!

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

The "Downtown" clip isn't on the DVD? Bummer, I think it's a really cute part of the film!!

Melanie said...

Lost in Austen is one of the things I plan to watch for the challenge as well. It looks like a lot of fun!

Dina said...

I had alot of fun with all the Jane Austen posts.

Thank you.

Marilyn Brant said...

Stephanie~no, they didn't include it, so that's why I was excited to see it on YouTube. I wonder if, perhaps, there was some copyright issue...

Melanie~I hope you'll like it! Even my husband found parts of it funny :).

Dina~so glad you enjoyed the fest! And, I have to tell you, I *love* that cute butterfly with the flapping wings!!

Tina M. Russo said...

I got hooked on this series on youtube.com. Can't wait to get the entire season from Netflix.

Marilyn Brant said...

Tina, I watched some clips from it on YouTube, too, at first--it just made me laugh and laugh :). If you haven't seen this other clip, though, you must: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzweFkLNJkg

Caryn Caldwell said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear this because guess what just arrived in my mailbox the other day? It's long, so I haven't seen it yet, but it's on my agenda to watch over the next few days. Can't wait! (And, yes, I was thinking of you when I ordered it.)

Marilyn Brant said...

Caryn~yay!!! I hope you'll love it! Regardless, though, I'm looking forward to hearing your impressions :).

Tiffany said...

I have this from Netflix all ready to watch. Good to know it is so fantastic.

Deb said...

I laughed through it too! It was a great romp!! And still incredibly respectful of Jane I thought! And yes, "Downtown" was an absolute treat!!

vvb32 reads said...

lol-thanks for the downtown clip link! loved this rendition of p&p. especially the interesting backstories that were given to sideline characters, like caroline bingley - ahem.

Marilyn Brant said...

Tiffany~Please let me know what you think after you've watched it. I'd love to hear your opinion!!

Deb~I could watch Bingley and Darcy's reaction to her performance again and again. SO funny ;).

vvb32~Welcome to Brant Flakes! And LOL about Caroline B. Yes...that was, er, surprising...