FRIDAY NIGHT IS FOR ROMANCE
posted by Susie Hernandez
“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.”– Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
A few months ago, I decided to make Friday nights a drama night. Encores of Masterpiece Theater were placed along with mysteries from the BBC. I enjoyed watching the movies on Fridays but didn't know till last week when the ratings came in that so many others were too! I was working on January and February schedules in November and December. With so many stresses in the world, I realized I had built two months worth of escapism dramas every Friday. I think we all need a little romance and yearning and who better than the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen?
Sense & Sensiblity
Listed below are the great films coming every Friday! Please let me know what you think!
January 7th @ 9:30 PM Northanger Abbey- When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy.
January 14th @ 10 PM Jane Eyre Part I - A governess goes to work for a moody employer, captures his heart, a dark secret intrudes.
January 21st @ 10 PM Jane Eyre Part II
January 28th @ 10 PM Miss Austen Regrets
February 4th @ 10 PM Sense & Sensibility Part I - Sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood have opposite approaches when it comes to the pursuit of love. One is tempered and rational, the other impulsive and full of youthful passion.
February 11th @ 10 PM Sense & Sensibility Part II
February 18th @ 10 PM Wuthering Heights Part I - The Earnshaw children expect gifts from their father when he returns to Wuthering Heights after a trip, but are instead greeted with the arrival of Heathcliff, a young Gypsy boy who has come to live with them. Quiet and mysterious, Heathcliff is befriended by Cathy Earnshaw, and the two become inseparable.
February 25th @ 10 PM Wuthering Heights Part II
"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones." – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
“It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, Nelly, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.” – Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
Olivia Williams stars as Jane Austen in Miss Austen Regrets.