Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies – Jill Kamp Melton

We asked our faculty and authors to share with us some of their favorite books and movies. Their responses are posted in “Faculty Favorites: Books and Movies.”

Jill Kamp Melton (bio), a communications consultant, shares her favorite books and movies. (You can see some of Jill’s favorite things about living in our nation’s capital here.)

Favorite Books and Movies

As for books and movies, my taste is back in the 19th century. I love anything by Jane Austen and have watched ALL the versions of Pride and Prejudice and Emma many times. The novels by Catherine Cookson that have been made into movies by the BBC for TV are also compelling.

The only modern movie I have liked recently is The Devil Wears Prada, because of the fashion angle. In addition, seeing the personal price that is paid for someone to sacrifice ethics and relationships for position and power could be seen to echo DC shenanigans.

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