Metropolitan, like Mansfield Park, is predominantly a tale about unrequited love
Fire Island narrates the story of best friends, Noah and Howie, as they travel to Fire Island, the haven for the queer community for an entire week attempting to navigate the difficulties of falling for one another in a gay community. The couple quickly faces sentimental and intimate challenges caused due to classism and ethnic differences. The movie explores fundamental themes of companionship, passion, and the importance of familial connections.
The movie appeals to audiences all over the world as it makes the storyline more relatable among people of diverse identities by beautifully celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.
‘Anna Karenina’ is a nineteenth-century British historical romance movie directed by Joe Wright and adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic literary e.
The protagonist, Anna is wed to a senior statesman named Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin. Anna embarks on a journey to Moscow, in an effort to persuade Princess Dolly to forgive her brother Stiva. In Moscow, she comes across Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky, a charming and affluent cavalry officer. Everyone in their immediate vicinity experiences life-changing events when Anna and Alexei start an affair. Anna experiences grief and despair as a result of their attraction.
It is understandable why many ardent Tolstoy fans were in complete awe of this movie. One cannot discount the filmmakers’ courage in attempting to adapt arguably one of the most cherished works of literature.
Every scene is an aesthetic treat owing to its stunning cinematography. The roles played by different artists in the movie is outstanding, particularly Law who simply dominates every scene in which he appears.
Emma is a witty, engaging version of Jane Austen’s classic novel. However, her blunders and misjudgments in love enable her to discover her own potential spouse.
Anya Taylor Joy’s portrayal in this Georgian-era melodrama is fantastic. There are numerous elements to drool over, including the aesthetically spectacular cinematography, the soundtrack, the exquisitely created costumes and more.
The movie adaption revolves around the pampered upbringing of Emma Woodhouse, a self-proclaimed cupid, who finds herself intervening in the love affairs of her friends
The 1990 movie adaptation of Metropolitan, directed by Whit Stillman, is claimed to be partially inspired by Mansfield Park. Metropolitan, like Mansfield Park, uses the literary genre comedy of manners, however, it is a modern interpretation of it. Stillman expands the scope of the Austen effect beyond the author in order to uncover historical facts regarding racial, social, and ethnic politics.
The storyline of ‘Metropolitan’ revolves around the Rat Pack, a bunch of New York creme de la creme (upper crust) friends in Manhattan whose lifestyle and social attitudes alter when a newcomer joins them during the debutante season. They also attend balls and gatherings at each other’s residences, clothed in smocks and white ruffles, and engage in heated arguments about social rank and movement. Stillman encapsulates the significance of Austen while also utilizing the 1980’s teen subculture as a point of departure.
While Audrey, our contemporary Fanny, is smitten with Tom, our Edmund is smitten with his unfaithful ex-girlfriend, Serena Slocum. Following a few plot twists, Tom learns Audrey is something Serena cannot be, which is a wonderful person with strong moral principles who genuinely cares about him. Audrey, ironically, is a huge Jane Austen admirer, and when she tells Tom that her personal favorites are Mansfield Park and Persuasion. Tom, who has never read the books sadly disagrees with her.
If you’re hunting for an improbable adaptation of the literary legend’s writings following ‘Persuasion’, this timeless masterpiece should be on your watch list.