Two sorts of people: a defence of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Written by Cheryl Cottrell-Smith “There are two sorts of people in this world, those who like Jane Austen and those who like zombies. Do not mix.” The above quote, penned by Mary Jo Murphy in a New York Times list of Jane Austen film adaptations, takes to task the recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s most popular novel; namely, Burr Steers’ big screen version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s mashup novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Murphy’s sneering dig at the movie is clear: people who like Jane Austen novels, who revel in the mannerisms and propriety of the eighteenth century, are … Continue reading Two sorts of people: a defence of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)