More Emma 4/Ayesha…

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Emma 4

…a piece from the Deccan Herald about Sonam Kapoor and Ayesha

…and another piece from DNA India regarding Sonam and Ayesha

ETA:  Yet another piece on Sonam, this time from The Hindu.

AETA:  Sonam Kapoor to Set Memorable Examples! from

Emma 4 begins next week!

Here’s some random coverage:

Also, a short blurb about the music and choreography in Ayesha:

Choreographer Terrence Lewis says, “I had a great time working on songs of Ayesha and the opening song ‘Girl Power’ showcases three girls having good time. Sonam along with her friend (Ira Dubey) grooms their small town friend (Amrita Puri) to match up the standards of big city.

How was it to choreograph Sonam and her girls gang? “Not just in the song but in real too it was all girl gang around while shooting. I was surrounded by pretty women, as apart from Sonam, Ira and Amrita, the seat of the director was also donned by a beautiful lady Rajshree Ojha who is making her debut with this film. As far as the song is concerned the mood is very light and cool as it’s a situational song so the dance is that of freestyle.”

And, a piece about Olivia Williams, Emma 3’s Jane Fairfax.

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…

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Merry Christmas, Fools and Foolinas!

Emma 4 DVD available for preorder…

Purchase the DVD via my Amazon Astore here. 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.)


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