Monday, August 10, 2009


So, last night I decided it was time to introduce my almost-teen to the world of Jane Austen. I figured the BBC Pride & Prejudice might be too long, so I chose Emma Thompson's Sense and Sensibility instead.

I had to laugh when she laughed at the same parts I find funny, and I was always ready to hit the pause button to explain a bit about the time or the culture (for example, why did the Dashwood women have to leave in the first place?).

What I did NOT expect was to hear:

"Mom! Is that Professor Trelawney?"

or

"That's Snape! He looks better without black hair!"

or even

"I know her! She's that mean professor." (That would be Professor Umbridge, by the way...)

and of course,

"That's Dr. House!"

Many apologies to Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Imelda Staunton, and of course Hugh Laurie...but it's all your own fault for doing the Harry Potter films (excepting Hugh Laurie, and that's just because I love Dr. House in all his curmudgeon-liness).

3 comments:

Ebony Shanti said...

I absolutely love Jane Austen, and will probably follow your example and introduce her to my daughter in a few years thru the magic of film :D Of all the movies based on her books, that version with Emma Thompson of Sense and Sensibility is my all time fave!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I didn't even realize that that was Professor Umbridge!!!! Wow. Now you are making me want to watch Sense and Sensibility! :)

Stephanie said...

Too funny!! I think Mrs. Dashwood (Eleanor's Mom) and Mrs. Jennings are also in Harry Potter (the nurse (can't remember her name) and the fat lady in the portriate respectively).