Mansfield Park (2007)
Studio/Network: ITV/Grenada Television Ltd. co-production with WGBH Boston
Producer: Suzan Harrison
Director: Iain B. MacDonald
Screenplay by: Maggie Wadey
Soundtrack: Not available
Run time: 1 hr. 33 mins.
PBS Masterpiece Theatre “The Complete Jane Austen” site
Mansfield Park (1999)
Studio/Network: Miramax Films & BBC Films
Producer: Sarah Curtis
Director: Patricia Rozema
Screenplay by: Patricia Rozema
Run Time: 1 hr. 52 mins.
Mansfield Park (1983)
Producer: Betty Willingale
Director: David Giles
Screenplay by: Ken Taylor
Soundtrack: Not Available
Run Time: 5 hrs. 12 mins.
For Your Consideration...
Often credited as a “loose adaptation” of Mansfield Park, this literate and touching film, written and directed by Whit Stillman, borrows themes from the novel and plays with the relationship between the hero and heroine. College-age friends attend a round of debutante parties in 1980s Manhattan and pick up the relatively poverty-stricken Tom as an extra man, always valuable to escort the debs; quiet Audrey, a Jane Austen fan, falls in love with him. Questions of class differences and morality reflect Jane Austen’s themes.
Mansfield Park and Metropolitan: Austen’s Morality in Whit Stillman’s Modern World by Amanda Marie Kubic
Missing the Point: How Mansfield Park Lost both Pleasure and Pain , by Rachel M. Carroll, first place student essay
“I am a wild beast”: Patricia Rozema’s Forward Fanny, by Alison Shea
In Defense of Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park, by David Monaghan
Modernizing Mansfield Park: Patricia Rozema’s Spin on Jane Austen, by Kathi Groenendyk
Messing with Morality: Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park, by Elsa Solender