New BBC/WGBH Emma adaptation airing SOON on PBS!

That’s right, Emma 4’s U.S. debut is nearly upon us, ocurring on PBS between January 24 – February 7, 2010! Check here to confirm your local PBS station schedule.

WGBH’s official Emma site is chock full of interesting bits and bobs, including an audio slideshow, an interview with show writer Sandy Welch, a character quiz, and more!  From January 25 – March 9, 2010, the miniseries itself will also be available to stream directly via the Masterpiece Classic Emma site.

For grins, here are blurbs about the adaptation from the WXXI and Connecticut Public Broadcasting sites.

Also, Katie of Recycled Movie Costumes is planning a big feature on the previously-used costumes of Emma 4 – keep an eye out and enjoy!

Emma Odds ‘n’ Ends and Happy Christmas and Stuff…

So another old edition of Emma wuz auctioned today.

Also, IndiaTimes presents a short article about Ayesha star Sonam Kapoor, who discusses her work on the film, endorsements, and future projects.  According to the piece, Ayesha will drop in April, 2010.

Also, happy holidays.  My little tree and I salute you…

Merry Christmas, Fools and Foolinas!

Emma 4 DVD available for preorder…

Purchase the DVD via my Amazon Astore here.

TVShowsOnDVD.com reports:

The BBC and distributor Warner Home Video have announced that the 4-part 2009 mini-series, Jane Austen’s Emma, will arrive on DVD this February 9th. The 2-disc set running 240 minutes will cost $34.98 SRP, and include 3 bonus Featurettes and an Interview:

  • Emma’s Locations
  • Emma’s Costumes
  • Emma’s Music
  • Emma’s Mr. Woodhouse – interview with Michael Gambon

Cool.  There’s even a little preview clip available.

Emma 4, Episode 4 Screencaps…

are here.

Haven’t been able to get any good episode 3 caps because the only available, trustworthy source had a sign interpreter superimposed on every frame.  🙁  Will search for a workable file in the meantime.

Oh, I want to retemplate this thing SO BADLY…

But I don’t have time to deal with site redesigns right now.  /nonsequitur.  You may have noticed that Storied is gone.  The initial wave of interest dissipated, and I decided I didn’t want to deal with constant Joomla and plugin updates if nobody was actively using the site.

Emma bidness.  I’ve noticed a fair amount of Miss Woodhouse-inspired items listed on Etsy.  My favorite so far is this tiny Emma Woodhouse Mouse.

And whilst I lag on my own Emma 4 episode 3/4 screencaps, you can peruse other people’s.  Laurel Ann discovered a huge collection of E4 caps on Livejournal.

Also.  Masterpiece Classic has an Emma 4 site up.  Airdates will be sundays, January 24-February 7, 2010.

Random updates to the Emma Adaptations Pages to follow.

From the “Here we go again” files…

Jonny Lee Miller is an “absurdly young Mr. Knightley”?

He’s 36, people.  And Mr. Knightley, according to Miss Austen, is “a sensible man of about seven or eight-and-thirty.”  Further, Dude’s a very youthful 37 or 38:

“His tall, firm, upright figure, among the bulky forms and stooping shoulders of the elderly men, was such as Emma felt must draw everybody’s eyes; and, excepting her own partner [Frank], there was not one among the whole row of young men who could be compared with him. He moved a few steps nearer, and those few steps were enough to prove how gentlemanlike a manner, with what natural grace, he must have danced, would he but take the trouble.” (At the Crown In Ball.)

Geez.

Emma 4 – Episodes 3 and 4 Recap

I first published this review in October of 2009 when Emma aired on the BBC, so some of the links and broadcast references will be out of date.

I apologize for lagging on the latest updates, but I’m pretty sure I’m only inconveniencing maybe three people, all of whom have actually watched the adaptation already.  Industry, patience, blah blah blah. ANYWAY.

My initial enthusiasm for this adaptation has not only returned, it has been surpassed.  Episode one showed promise, episode two was a teense off-putting, episode three brought the excitement back, and episode four hit the ball out of the park!

Continue reading “Emma 4 – Episodes 3 and 4 Recap”

Emma 4 Episode 3 – Getting GOOD!

I haven’t bothered with the screencaps yet, but I will say that the latest BBC Emma installment really picked up the pace.  Busy weekend means I can’t update properly just yet, but on Monday or Tuesday I’ll be back with a vengeance.  Two episodes in one blow!