The Radaptations podcast is back this week with a look at every feminist lit major’s GOAT – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the 2005 movie adaptation starring Keira Knightly. Will Ginny and Bridget judge this a radaptation or a badaptation?
Hold on to your pearls, because you are in for some gallows humor on the subject of Jane Austen’s mysterious death. We get a little high-minded with some thoughts about why drawing room dramas might seem trivial at first glance but are actually just as legit as adventuring for that great white whale. Plus—learn this one weird trick to understanding the tone of classic literature. (Hint: it’s watching the movie.) Find out what the heck is up with all those rando shots in the movie of dude’s hands as well as the juicy details of Bridget’s desperate love affair with a one Mr. Collins.
On alternating weeks, you get a bonus “mini-episode” – a quick dip back into the previous week’s titles to tide you over until the next full episode. So next week, you’ll get some more of that Pride and Prejudice magic. If you’re reading along, prepare yourself for our next title – The Manchurian Candidate along with the 2004 film adaptation starring Denzel Washington.