'Emma.' And 'Clueless': Austen Translation Jane Austen's Emma tells the story of a young woman who knows what's right for everyone else and knows very little about herself. In a new film adaptation directed by Autumn de Wilde, Emma is as foolish and as endearing as ever. Even some who don't know Emma might know Clueless, the 1995 Amy Heckerling film that's now 25 years old. We discuss how both films work as Jane Austen adaptations.
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'Emma.' And 'Clueless': Austen Translation

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'Emma.' And 'Clueless': Austen Translation

'Emma.' And 'Clueless': Austen Translation

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Anya Taylor-Joy stars as the Jane Austen heroine Emma Woodhouse in director Autumn de Wilde's Emma. Box Hill Films/Focus Features hide caption

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Anya Taylor-Joy stars as the Jane Austen heroine Emma Woodhouse in director Autumn de Wilde's Emma.

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Jane Austen's Emma tells the story of a young woman who knows what's right for everyone else and knows very little about herself. In a new film adaptation directed by Autumn de Wilde, Emma is as foolish and as endearing as ever. Even some who don't know Emma might know Clueless, the 1995 Amy Heckerling film that's now 25 years old. We discuss how both films work as Jane Austen adaptations.

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