Sometimes affection is a shy flower that takes time to blossom *

According to a friend’s recommendation, I watched “Becoming Jane” tonight. The film, as listed on IMDB, is a biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman Mr. Tom Lefroy.

I am not an avid reader to Jane Austen’s work. At least not yet. I was introduced to her only a month ago through the 2005 adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” by Keira Knightley. Since then however, I’ve been charmed by the world she creates. Perhaps it’s inevitable that everyone-who-reads will fancy Austen’s writings once in a lifetime at the very least. And although, as I mentioned, I have only seen and read one novel of hers, but she struck me with how eloquently she wrote about this part of us we try to hide, despite our wishes for someone to observe and admire.. just the way we are..

Back to “Becoming Jane”, I must say that I was taken by surprise. The film is sadly ironic. I never thought that the person, who wrote profoundly about love, was deeply wounded in her life time. It raised an old question of mine which is if, it’s been universally acknowledged that, life doesn’t have happy endings, then why do novels have? And why does living in this part of the world indispensably mean never to have similar stories in life even with sad endings?..

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A last reading | Adrian Johnston | Becoming Jane OST

* The title was said by Mr. Wisley in the film. And though it may not be relevant, I still wanted to use it as a title for this post.

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  1. Rabab

    Its my first time to read your blog
    I’m interest to follow up your subject
    Keep writing

    Posted 09.01.2011 at 15:30 | Permalink
  2. @Rabab: Thanks Rabab for your nice comment..
    Please do visit again :)

    Posted 09.01.2011 at 15:38 | Permalink
  3. Yay!! akheran a movie review. ayna3am it’s short, but it will do for me.
    and tesda2y you will make me download it and watch it again :)

    Jane Austin simply has a charm or her own.

    Posted 09.01.2011 at 16:35 | Permalink
  4. Jane Austen’s vision of the world, her world, makes me think of her as a very intelligent woman who was very much ahead of her time.
    And about novels and happy endings, maybe the end happily ever after because the narration stops at a happy moment. I think things would be completely different if the told us what happened the next year, or 20 years later.

    Posted 09.01.2011 at 17:09 | Permalink
  5. You have a nice blog , and you make me interested to see that movie , soundtrack is awesome .

    Posted 09.01.2011 at 23:51 | Permalink
  6. @ze2red: It became among my most favorite movies of all times..
    My new obsession ya Ze2red is Jane Austen. Mesh momken keda el nas deh bt3ml fena keda leh :)

    Posted 11.01.2011 at 01:41 | Permalink
  7. @Gabriela: Lucky you to have known her earlier. Its my first encounter with her work, and as seen, I am in love with it all!
    As for happy endings.. I don’t know. You have a point :)

    Posted 11.01.2011 at 01:42 | Permalink
  8. @human: Thanks Human. Please do come again..
    Happy you liked the soundtrack. It makes me feel as if I’m sent to space.. and jumping between the stars.. So so beautiful..

    Posted 11.01.2011 at 01:43 | Permalink
  9. @Lasto adri: shereereeen awyyyyyyyy :D

    Posted 11.01.2011 at 07:51 | Permalink
  10. why does living in THIS PART OF THE WORLD indispensably mean never to have similar stories in life even with sad endings? .. well Eman, here is what i think could be an answer to your question .. simply because we are not free souls yet .. free to fall in love and fail and have the guts to fall again and still hold a nice memory to the first one with no prejudice .. free to fall in love without being to feel as women without being judged .. I guess ” mentally ” we are kind of living in the same era “Jane” was living in.. she struggled for her love and ideas about marriage and relationships and thus became the Jane Austin we all know:)

    Posted 23.04.2011 at 13:55 | Permalink

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