Northanger Abbey (2007-- Masterpiece Theatre 
Friday, January 8, 2010 at 11:03PM

How did I end up watching this movie?

I decided to join the Everything Austen challenge for which I committed to watching six Austen themed movies.  This was my fifth selection.  Even though the challenge officially finished at the end of December, I decided to forge ahead and finish.

Which character did I like best in the movie?

Catherine Morland because she seemed to live with her head buried in books.  I loved her genuineness and desire to make new friends.

What was my favorite quote from the movie?

I cannot remember which is terrible because I did enjoy the movie very much.

What will stick with me from the movie?

The contrast between the seemingly rosy *real* life and the scary fantasies with sexual overtones.

If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?

The movie made assumptions (I think) that the viewer was familiar with the Austen novel, if not intimately acquainted with the work.  Unfortunately, I do not fit into that category.  Northanger Abbey is one of the Austen novels that I have not yet read (probably bad to admit that as a participant in an Everything Austen challenge).  Anyway, I wish that I had more background on the story because I probably would have enjoyed

Who would enjoy this movie?

I think people who love Jane Austen and enjoy Masterpiece Theatre.  Although, my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt based on my answer to the above question.

Which screen is this movie best viewed on?


Other comments?

While the story was told at a comfortable pace, it actually moved quickly.

Website: Northanger Abbey

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