Watching movie to improve your SAT reading score
There’s a reason that this Pride and Prejudice BBC mini-series is the iconic Jane Austen movie. Not only is it one of Austen’s most beloved books, but this series does an excellent job of helping with the understanding of the dialogue through acting. I was worried that it might not hold my daughters’ attention, and so I started with the feature length Emma movie. But, the series does have the benefit of being easily watched in one hour sessions. I had planned to watch an hour a day. Maybe the Emma introduction helped, but my girls we so interested in the plot that they couldn’t wait! We ended up binge watching several episodes in a row as quickly as our schedule would allow.
Because it is longer than a feature length movie, the mini-series is able to follow the plot of the book more closely. The script is also closer to the dialogue of the and vocabulary of the book. Both combine to make it easier to transition to reading the novel. It was this mini-series that most inspired my daughter to start reading a Jane Austen novel.
If you buy the BlueRay Pride and Prejudice Keepsake edition, you’ll get the special features that can help you understand the time period of Jane Austen and and make it easier to follow the plots of all of the Jane Austen books and movies. (Note that Amazon mixes reviews of editions and it’s almost impossible to tell which version you are looking at ordering. I can’t even find the year on the BlueRay that I have. In my experience of buying these movies, you should usually you should try to buy the newest edition, which in this case is BlueRay.)
Before watching the Pride and Prejudice BBC mini-series
Before you watch the Pride and Prejudice BBC mini-series, read my tips on how watch movies to improve your SAT score.
I watched all of these movies with my teen girls in mind. However, sensitives vary. If you have any question about a movie, the reviews on Common Sense Media are an excellent resource.