Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Little "Hump Day" Humor...Jane Austen style

Yesterday, our very own guest blogger LG posted a fabulous little video on her site, Big Girl, Bigger City--"Jane Austen's Fight Club."

According to the UK's Telegraph, this spoof trailer has gone viral very quickly, with 200,000 YouTube hits in just two days.

Just what is it, you ask? The Telegraph explains:

The video shows Lizzie Bennett and other Austen characters - including Emma and the Dashwoods - setting up an underground boxing club, in manner of the cult David Fincher film Fight Club.

Lizzie plays the role of Brad Pitt's character Tyler Durden: "The first rule of Fight Club is, one never mentions Fight Club".

The society ladies engage in fights on a croquet lawn and sit bleeding during high tea.

It is not the first 'mashup' of either Jane Austen's work or Fight Club. Recently, a book called "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" imagined what would happen if events in the Regency-era novel had been interrupted by an attack of the undead.

And a Funny or Die video called Ferris Club re-set the 1980s teen movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Ferris as Tyler and the hapless Cameron as Ed Norton's unnamed narrator, claiming to see the real psychological truth behind the John Hughes classic. "Cameron is not a beautiful and unique snowflake", it warns.

See the article HERE

And now, without further ado..."Jane Austen's Fight Club"

Thanks for the find, LG!

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