Celebrating the Fauxscars: Why the 2020 Emma Outshines the 1996 Adaptation

By Hannah White

It often feels like today is mirroring the Austen craze of the 90s. Historical or period dramas like Bridgerton and The Great are dominating streaming services. Netflix announced that Bridgerton, the soapy, modernized drama set in Regency England, has become their biggest series ever. Another modern take on a classic 19th century book by Austen, Emma (2020), starring Anya Taylor-Joy, has been acclaimed by viewers everywhere. In anticipation of the upcoming Oscars in which Emma received multiple nominations, I rewatched this new adaptation along with the 1996 Emma starring Gw...

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