Which Of Jane Austen's Books Have Been Turned Into Films?


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Lucy Burroughs answered
Jane Austen was an English author of the late 18th to early 19th century. She wrote many poems, plays and short stories in her youth (now referred to as the Juvenilia) and also published six full-length novels, two of which were released after her death. Many adaptations of Austen's novels have been produced several times over, both for film and television.

Movies and television series based on Jane Austen's novels:
Pride and Prejudice
The most popular and most reproduced Jane Austen novel is Pride and Prejudice, written in 1813. As of June 2012, six films have been made in total, the most recent being in 2005. Five television versions have been produced by the BBC, the most popular being the 1995 version starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding and its 2001 film adaptation are also based very loosely on Pride and Prejudice.

Sense and Sensibility

There have been several films and TV series based on Sense and Sensibility, the most notable being the 1995 film starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. The 2008 TV series by the BBC received a generally positive critical reception, too.

Eight television adaptations and three films have been made based on Emma, including the 1996 version starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Alan Cumming. The most recent adaptations are the 2010 Hindi rom-com Aisha and the four-part mini-series released by the BBC in 2009.

Mansfield Park
Arguably the least popular of Jane Austen's novels, Mansfield Park has been the subject of fewer adaptations than most of her other novels. There are two TV series, one film adaptation and an opera based on Mansfield Park.

There have been two TV series and two made-for-television film adaptations of Persuasion. The 1995 TV film (starring Amanda Root and CiarĂ¡n Hinds) was later released in U.S. Theatres by Sony Pictures Classics. 

Mansfield Park
For a Jane Austen novel, Mansfield Park has been the subject of surprisingly few adaptations: There have only been two, and both are made-for-television films (1986 and 2007).
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Louise Gorman answered

There have been many film and television adaptions of Jane Austen's books. They have varied in their faithfulness to the books.The most reproduced of Jane Austen's works is 'Pride and Prejudice'. In total, six films have been made, the most recent being in 2005. Five television series have been produced by the BBC, the most noteworthy being the 1995 version. The film Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), included characters and plotlines from the book, despite the fact that the film is actually based on a novel by Helen Fielding. Emma has been adapted five times, the first being in 1932 with Maria Dressler and Jean Hersholt. There was a British televison version in 1972. Other versions include the teen film 'Clueless' in 1995, and the 1996 version with Gwyneth Paltrow. It also appeared on British television in 1996. 'Sense and Sensibility' has four films, including the 1995 version, which was directed by Ang Lee, and starring Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson (winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay). 'Persuasion' has been adapted into two television series and one feature film. 'Mansfield Park' and 'Northanger Abbey' both have film adaptations. There is a 1980 film entitled, 'Jane Austen in Manhatten', which is about rival stage companies wishing to produce the only complete Austen play ('Sir Charles Grandison', from the Richardson novel of the same title), which was discovered in 1980.

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There is also a movie called "Becoming Jane" starring Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen and James MacAvoy as her lover. Just thought I'd point that out. Lol.
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There's also a good film called "Lost in Austen", which is about a young woman who gets lost in her favorite Austen book, "Pride & Prejudice".
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Also, there is a movie about Jane Austen's books called "The Jane Austen Book Club" :)

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