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If Whit Stillman has his way, that may change.
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Based on Jane Austen 's epistolary novel Lady Susan , written c. The film follows recently widowed Lady Susan in her intrepid and calculating exploits to secure suitably wealthy husbands for her daughter and herself. Although adapted from Lady Susan , the film was produced under the borrowed title of Austen's juvenile story Love and Freindship. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Theatrically released on May 13, , by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios , the film received critical acclaim and was a box office success in North America, though it was not widely released peaking at theaters in its second week. In the s, the recently widowed and relatively young Lady Susan Vernon seeks a suitably wealthy match for her only daughter, Frederica, and a similarly wealthy husband for herself, in order to renew the state of her fortunes.
Films directed by Whit Stillman. In the past quarter-century or so, there have been too many Jane Austen movies and too few Whit Stillman movies Sillyhe is 'too old to be governable and too young whjt die'. Retrieved May 16. Reginald departs in anger and Mr Johnson berates his wife's involvement with Lady Susan who later says of him.
Now, with his new film Love and Friendship , out next week, he gives us his version of a story by Austen, though one that is little known. He has adapted a novella — or, more accurately, a sharply curtailed novel — called Lady Susan , which Austen probably wrote in the mids, when she was 19 or Neither of these tales was published in her lifetime, and neither was intended for publication. Lady Susan promises much. The eponymous leading character is intelligent, accomplished and utterly amoral. Lady Susan is a beautiful widow in her mids who gets her kicks from flirtation and psychological manipulation.
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Lists with This Book. Details if other :. Retrieved December 9, Aug 20!Screenwriter of the Year. Sign up now. Amazon Studios Roadside Attractions. Beckinsale is a hoot to watch as a character with no redeemable qualities, except for her cunning ability to get what she wants.
Amazon Studios Roadside Attractions. Retrieved January 29, Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Austen.