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Culture, The Exhibitionist With <i>Austenland,</i> Jerusha Hess finds the romantic comedy in Jane Austen

With Austenland, Jerusha Hess finds the romantic comedy in Jane Austen

After meeting Shannon Hale at a dinner and reading Hale's book, Austenland, in one night, Jerusha Hess immediately decided the story of a searching for Regency-era love at a Jane Austen-themed resort would make a great movie. "It was…
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Film, "Austenland": Searching for Mr. Darcy

"Austenland": Searching for Mr. Darcy

On paper, there may not be a more unlikely confluence of styles than the writers of Twilight and Napoleon Dynamite, but they come together in Jerusha Hess's Austenland, and it works. Written and directed by Dynamite co-screenwriter Hess, and produced…
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