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Excessively Diverted

Beau North and Sammi Campbell are here to guide you through the world of Modern-Day Austen Film Adaptations. From the good to the very, very bad we present a judgement-free look at how Jane Austen's characters translate in the modern era.
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Now displaying: February, 2017
Feb 27, 2017

Sammi and Beau take on Mansfield Park in discussing Metropolitan, Whit Stillman's clever tale of young Manhattan socialites in the early 1980's. The whip-smart humor of the Sally Fowler Rat Pack hit our intellectual sweet spot and their rapid-fire dialogue evoked our love for both Jane Austen and Gilmore Girls. Stay tuned for the miraculous declaration at the end of this episode (spoiler: the declaration is that this clever, lovable movie made us rethink Mansfield Park). Please enjoy responsibly. 

 

Metropolitan is written and directed by Whit Stillman and stars Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, and Taylor Nichols

Feb 13, 2017

Sammi and Beau return to discuss Jane Austen Book Club, Hugh Dancy's bicycle shorts all while lamenting the lack of modern 'Persuasion' adaptations in this episode of Excessively Diverted. 

 

Jane Austen Book Club was directed by Robin Swicord and Stars Kathy Baker, Hugh Dancy, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Maria Bello, and Maggie Grace. 

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