Saturday, June 27, 2009


So yesterday was Feel Good Movie Friday. Oops. But what can I say? I had to tell you all about The Sweet Tooth Fairy which I hope you are all going to! Also, I'm a firm believer in, "It's the thought that counts."

"Jane Austen's greatest love story was her own." Oh my goodness. How divine! Becoming Jane is a movie full of love and well, disappointment, but it's the way that the disappointment gets handled that can be beneficial to our own lives. Becoming Jane taught me so much despite the fact it's set in 1795. Please check out the trailer here! If you wait until after the trailer, it also plays pretty, pretty, PRETTY, music. (I get goose bumps every time.)

And now, here is some trivia, courtesy of

Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley were also considered for the role of Jane Austen.

Anne Hathaway learned to play the piano and worked with a dialect coach for the preparation of this movie.

Up to 300 extras were used in the ballroom scene which was visited by John O'Donoghue, the Irish Minister for the Arts.

The final film role of Ian Richardson.

James McAvoy had to wear three inch lifts throughout the filming of the entire movie because at 5'7 he is shorter than his 5'8 leading lady Anne Hathaway.

During the shooting of the opening scene, the piano that Jane plays was not working. The sound was later matched to Anne Hathaway's fingering.

The house used to portray the Austen home dates from 1747.

Cast member Maggie Smith is a patron of the Jane Austen Society.

Shooting in Ireland during the spring and summer is always tricky since the weather can change within minutes. The cricket scene for this film was especially hard to shoot and edit for this reason; the light was different in nearly every shot.

Two shots from the beginning of the film, used to set up the town, were done in England. Every other foot of film was shot in Ireland.

We see Jane starting to write a novel called 'First Impression'. This is the first draft of what would become 'Pride and Prejudice'.

ps. happy birthday nie

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