Does Love & Friendship improve on Jane Austen’s ending? | Books | The GuardianFrom the desk of Tracy Hickman:. Lady Susan is a terrible person, but a wonderful character. After two knowing winks from Stillman in two pages: consider yourself warned. The vindication of his maligned aunt, riddled with inconsistencies and bizarre logic, is peppered with tirades on a range of subjects: history, theology, and grammar. These make for some of the funniest passages in the novel. As the reader has perhaps noticed, great care has been taken with the punctuation used in this account.
Love and Friendship by Whit Stillman
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The deliciously scheming and manipulative Lady Susan has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Stillman started out in film working in the Spanish film industry as the foreign sales agent for Spanish directors including Fernando Colomo and Fernando Trueba, then played comic roles in their films as well as helping on the New York shoot of Fernando Colomo's micro budget hit, Skyline He graduated with a history degree from Harvard where he was an editor of the Harvard Crimson; there he also sought to write musical comedy scripts for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals but considers Damsels in Distress the realisation of that frustrated aspiration. After Harvard, Stillman worked in book publishing and journalism, as well as managing an illustration agency representing artist such as Sempe and Pierre Le-Tan who has created posters for his films. There was a dozen-year gap in Stillman's filmography when he moved to Europe and sought to set film projects up out of London. In , Stillman wrote and directed the pilot episode of dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans for Amazon Studios, starring Adam Brody and Chloe Sevigny; Amazon has commissioned further scripts for the series. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
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. After being unceremoniously turned out of the Manwaring estate due to her dalliance with the married Lord Manwaring pronounced "Mannering" , she and her companion Mrs.
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