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Gainsborough Pictures Reframed

Or: Raising Jane Austen for 1990s Film- A Film-Historic and Film-Analytical Study of the 1995 Films "Sense and Sensibility</I> and "Persuasion</I>


Martina Anzinger

Contents: The Novel/Film Debate: history of adapting literature - problems and solutions - kinds of adaptations and their analysis – Film-Historic Approach: history and style of British and U.S. adaptations - British and U.S. Austen films - influence of previous films and filming traditions on the 1995 Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion – Film-Analytical Approach: the two 1995 films’ «fidelity» to the novels - the books’ and Austen’s cinematic potential - structural, feminist and Marxist film analysis - ideological messages and how these were conveyed.