Mansfield Park (1999), A pleasant surprise

Mansfield Park (1999) is a romantic comedy-drama film based on Jane Austen’s original novel. It references Austen’s earlier writings before she was a more widely known author, including her work The History of England (1791). Directed by Patricia Rozema, the film tells on its surface a story of the dramas which occur within a wealthy English family from the heroine Fanny Price’s perspective. ThereContinue reading “Mansfield Park (1999), A pleasant surprise”

Book Quote: Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince (2015)

The correct relationship​ will make a person bloom. He becomes more himself, his talents deepen, his personality grows, and he thrives. But the wrong relationship will produce the opposite. The things that were once so vital no longer matter. His talents disappear, his individuality fades, and he wilts. -Jennifer Moore

From Far Away (彼方から, Kanata Kara) 1993-2003

This manga, written by Kyoko Hikawa, is one of those few diamonds lost in the shuffle. What makes this story different then others? It is simple; its execution and profundity. This series is only fourteen volumes long, and uses a classic fantasy plot model. It begins with our heroine Noriko, an ordinary school girl whoContinue reading “From Far Away (彼方から, Kanata Kara) 1993-2003”