Northanger Abbey details
|Starring:||Googie Withers, Robert Hardy, Katherine Schlesinger, Peter Firth|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Nov 2005|
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Northanger AbbeyBy a customer from Leeds, England. , 25 Feb 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]A very strange adaptation of this Jane Austen novel. It is quite dark and gloomy and concentrates on the gothic rather than the characters who do not appear to their best advantage. I hope there is a better version out there somewhere.
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PainfulBy Serenity273 (1 review) from Mexborough, UK , 19 Aug 2008This is the worst Jane Austen adaptation I have ever seen. It goes not do her book any credit! The people in it are horrible, Miss Moorland looks like she is in a permanent state of shock with her eyes as wide as she can possibly get them. Mr Tilney seems too old for her and a little strange. The music played in the background half the time doesn't seem to fit the era in which this was supposed to be (early 1800's) and the costumes mistake you into thinking at certain times that it is set in the 1600's the massive overdone 10ft hats for the woman and the huge amount of ruffles on their dresses! It takes a very gothic look at the story and the continuous fantasies shown are extremely annoying at best. I would recommend you watch the ITV's as this seems to stick much more to the book even though it is a little short but it does the characters in this story justice unlike this one!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008I found this film to be very dated, with inappropriate music. It skipped out most of the original book and generally left me feeling confused as to what was actually happening. If I had not already known the plot, I doubt I would of been able to follow it at all. Not worth watching at all.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008On paper, a BBC adaptation of a Jane Austen novel should be at the least watchable. This dated, miscast and disjointed adaptation not only fails to live up to expectation, but is a confusing and misleading interpretation of a remarkable novel. Stick to the book and don't waste four hours of your time on an embarrassingly poor adaptation of a wonderful book.
Bringing back memories of old.By Kat W from East Yorkshire, England , 18 Apr 2008Oh this is so ancient looking now, I remember seeing this when I was only nine and I thought it was very dramtically done, but now it really makes me howl with laughter, especially the gothic/vampireism parts. I recommend if you saw it when it first came out, just to see how bad it really is compared to recent adaptations.
Misguided and MistakenBy a customer from Newcastle upon Tyne , 23 Aug 2007Perhaps you've already seen the various BBC 70/80s versions of P&P, S&S, Persuasion, Emma - so you have a certain expectation of what's involved when suddenly - electric rock guitar and synthesisor burst forth, along with severe pastel-smudge lighting effects striaght from a late Adam and the Ants pop video, Robert Hardy like a badly made up cross between Bela Lugosi and Frankenstein's monster. I think the intention was to do this in the style of the gothic-fantasy film 'In the Company of Wolves' .. have not checked but I suspect they followed closely on each other. Northanger Abbey.. is a castle with a moat ?! Could not manage it more than about 30mins in.