The Jane Austen Book Club

Friday, September 21, 2007

Director Robin Swicord and actor Hugh Dancy discuss their new romantic comedy, The Jane Austen Book Club. It follows six friends who find that reading Emma and the rest affects their lives in unexpected ways.

The Jane Austen Book Club opens today in New York and Los Angeles. Visit the film's website for more information.

Weigh in: Has a book ever changed your life?


Hugh Dancy and Robin Swicord
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max from New York

Probably the one book that changed my whole view of my country and it's society was the "Autobiography of Malcolm X" (as told to Alex Haley, by the way.) The book had an enormous effect on me. Living in New York, and working in a factory in Brooklyn, I knew there was another America, made up of millions of people, living in the shadow of a society with a different face. When I read the book, it opened up that world to me in a new way.

Racism will always be with us, but looking back, America has had a happier outcome that could have been expected, all things considered, from that point in time. Let us hope for continued progress.

Sep. 22 2007 08:03 PM

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