Janeites (or, Jane Austen fanatics) have always been just fine with simply reading and then re-reading their favorite Austen novel without the need for a film depiction to mess with the perfect world that the author illustrated perfectly well. And then Colin Firth portrayed Darcy on screen. With this portrayal, a cinematic can of worms was pried open which led to numerous film and tv series adaptions of Austen's work. Resulting films have been purist dips into Austenland, while others have more loosely interpreted her tales.
Peek into the exclusive world of Jane Austen on film and decide which is your favorite adaptation.