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Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  July 1980 (UK)
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

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Lilliana Zorska
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Pierre
Michael Wager ...
George Midash
Tim Choate ...
Jamie
John Guerrasio ...
Gregory
Katrina Hodiak ...
Katya
Kurt Johnson ...
Victor Charlton
Philip Lenkowsky ...
Fritz
Charles McCaughan ...
Billie
Nancy New ...
Jenny
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Ariadne Charlton
Bernard Barrow ...
Mr. Polson
Lee H. Doyle ...
Mr. Jarvis (as Lee Doyle)
Bella Jarrett ...
Miss Klein
Naomi Riordan ...
Mrs. Polson
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

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Of the film's digital restoration, the movie's DVD sleeve notes state: "Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.33.1. This new high-definition digital transfer was created on a C-Reality from a 35mm CRI blowup from the 16mm negative. The MTI Digital Restoration System was used to remove dirt, debris, and scratches. The soundtrack was mastered from the 35mm optical track". See more »

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mixed bag for a narrow audience
7 August 2002 | by (denver) – See all my reviews

First off I want to say that this is more of a drama with comedic overtones. The comedy is very subtle and dry. Of course, I'm not very familiar with Austen's work, so I'm certain that some of the jokes were completely over my head.

This film is too flawed for me to recommend, but I wouldn't dismiss it either-you know the type. It is somewhat pretentious and at times incomprehensible. The pace is very slow; a trait which here works equally for and against it I think.

What I did like was that, for a drama/comedy, it has a very weird vibe, almost dark at times. Or maybe it was just me.

It all adds up to a film that was alternatingly boring and intriguing. I say only check this out if you like seeing something different and don't mind a slow pace. I would be interested in seeing what a Jane Austen fan thinks of this film.


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