Aha Moment: Jane Austen


Friday, May 02, 2008

Gina Fattore writes for Showtime's racy "Californication," but she learned about love from Jane Austen. Fattore was a newspaper copy editor when she saw "Clueless" (a Beverly Hills version of Austen's "Emma") and decided to change her path. Produced by Studio 360's Jenny Lawton.

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Comments [3]

Terri Thomas from St.Louis, MO

The movie that changed my life was
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead with Christina Applegate.
I watched the movie in the late 80's in at the time I was 12yrs old. As I watched the movie I felt like Melanie G was the hero working for a evil boss. She worked hard, and with a little luck and some street smarts she came out on top.
Her character proved to me in opinion(at 12yrs) that if you work hard and being at the right place at the right time.

To this day I watch it on TV when it comes on. And I am reminded of how I've grown since the movie yet its impact on me remains same.
Once when I was a am Admin Assist a former Mgr and used the same line as in the movie which is "I'm right on top of that Rose."
We used this line in case the General Mgr of the company would come in unexpected.

The movie is a my verison of classic.


May. 05 2008 03:18 PM
Sharyn Shipley from Sammamish, WA

I think I was in the 7th grade when I first heared Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." It was the first play I ever saw. Afterward someone explained the line "Why Julia Hershey, french toast." He said her husband was telling her that he remembered her as a girl. That he loved her. That he loved her showing her love for him by making his favorite breakfast." And that was just skimming the surface of the script. A shudder of understanding went through me and I became a playwright. http://www.shipleyplays.com http://wwww.starcrossed.biz

May. 04 2008 11:05 PM
George Fillingham from Hopkinsville, KY

As to Art as Art per se, that is art meaning paint of canvas, I have to say that Georgia O'Keefe's MOON AND PELVIS. When I first saw this painting in a book collection of her work, I was stunned. The moon as a primary symbol for woman and the pelvis as a primary bone of distinction between man an woman: this on a bare landscape of the southwest and I thought I was looking at the beginning of the world. Another work of art that changed me deeply was Dr. D. T. Suzuki's ESSAYS ON ZEN BUDDHISM edited by William Barrett. This work was not so much a conversion but a wiping clean of the window through which I was seeing the world. This work made me discover my Self, a Self inside myself that could feel deeply, that let me argue with the Bible, that is to say let me understand the humanity of God in a way that I could not comprehend before. From there all my reading took on a profundity I embraced like air, food, water, like the challenges of life, the more difficult the more rewarding.

May. 04 2008 03:56 PM

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