rented northanger abbey last night. it was a choice between that and mansfield park. obvisouly, there were other choices in the video store. but at that moment in my mind those were the only 2 films worth renting. i shouldn’t say i was disappointed, because i wasn’t. could one ever be disappointed in a film written by andrew davies? there were actually some rather good and poignant moments in the film. essentially, it’s a comedic parody of a gothic novel by jane austen. although i was not overly impressed by the dream sequences, i would say it was beyond tolerable.