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post #181 of 278
While we are confessing to being crazed. I own all of the JA adaptations.. Yes. I said all. That would be 4 versions of P&P, 3 Emmas, 2 Persuasions, 2 Mansfield Park and 1 Northanger Abby.
I await in eager anticipation for Persuasion 3.

By far, the A&E version is my favorite. It is the closest to the original. Although I do enjoy the KK version for its awesome scenes and dreadfully romantic embelishments, it really is nothing like the book. I felt it cheated its viewers by depicting the Bennets as a happily married couple.

If we are talking Brits... give me some Clive Owen any ole day!!!
post #182 of 278
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We've talked about naming a girl Anne because I loved Persuasion so much. My daughter's middle name is already Elisabeth! Kinda wish I saved that for a first name though! My best friend swears her daughter will be Elizabeth after P&P whenever she has kids!
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My dd's name is Elizabeth in honor of Elizabeth Bennett.
My Elizabeth from the above quote is Elizabeth Anne. Elizabeth for Elizabeth Bennett, Anne for Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.
post #183 of 278
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OMG, the scene where he is gazing at her over the piano.....I am pretty sure I ovulated every last egg I have
post #184 of 278
I just watched the 1940 P&P with Greer Garson. Pretty good, but so deviant from the book of course! Mr. Darcy was not tortured enough for my liking, but Lizzie was quite beautiful. The worst part? No Mrs. Darcy, Mrs. Darcy, Mrs. Darcy
Who else has seen it?
I forgot how much I enjoy black and white movies. DD1 kept asking why there was no color
post #185 of 278
journeymamap Yeah, MI-5 doesn't really pull any punches. I think that's why I like it so much, the struggle with the internal dichotomy.
post #186 of 278
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I've actually seen all of MI-5 on A&E. We stumbled upon it and were floored. I don't remember the particular scene to which you are referring...hmmm...I often close my eyes during violence. I love intricate plotting and dark themes (the whole good versus evil, and as in MI-5, did good just slide into evil??).

But I'm joining the stalker ranks because now I'm reserving it on DVD to re-watch it.

fighting the urge to call him Stew(art)...which the kids thought was hilarious and just plain mean...now...
Stew... yes, you must name it Stew.


Hmmm. Perhaps the violence of that particular scene didn't affect you as strongly as it did me!

A deep fryer is involved. [shiver]
post #187 of 278
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My Elizabeth from the above quote is Elizabeth Anne. Elizabeth for Elizabeth Bennett, Anne for Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.
That is so sweet! What a clever, beautiful name, after a couple of wonderful women!
post #188 of 278
rubyred I missed your name post about Elizabeth and Anne (that would be anne, with an 'e' )

I LOVE the Avonlea books. I have read my copies so many times that they're falling apart at the seams. And I've been using netflix to indulge my PBS miniseries jones.
post #189 of 278
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Stew... yes, you must name it Stew.


Hmmm. Perhaps the violence of that particular scene didn't affect you as strongly as it did me!

A deep fryer is involved. [shiver]
DH felt Stewart was too obvious and crude...so he's Stuart .

Ah, yes...the deep fryer...I guess I'd buried that scene somewhere deep in my psyche and now you've gone and dredged it up...

Back on point to the original thread...I'm in hour 2 of the PBS P&P. Taking a while to warm up to it, although it's certainly a more complete retelling of the book (duh, 6 vs 2 hours). Darcy seems a bit of a stuck up bad boy thus far...my goodness, he sure is telepathing frustrated arousal though! Why the hell is that so compelling!?
post #190 of 278
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Darcy seems a bit of a stuck up bad boy thus far...my goodness, he sure is telepathing frustrated arousal though! Why the hell is that so compelling!?
It is certainly compelling to consider ourselves ummm... unfrustrating him

You guys owe me $14! This thread "made" me go out and buy 2005 P&P today. I feel happy all over. MM just gets yummier and yummier as the movie goes on. I do like 1995 version better but I couldn't wait to see if my ebay bid would win

Side note, I do hope Mary finds a kindred spirit, she would probably be an interesting story all to herself.
post #191 of 278
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...my goodness, he sure is telepathing frustrated arousal though! Why the hell is that so compelling!?
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It is certainly compelling to consider ourselves ummm... unfrustrating him
Hm, yes Mr Darcy, allow me to alleviate you of your frustrated arousal!
post #192 of 278
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It is certainly compelling to consider ourselves ummm... unfrustrating him

You guys owe me $14! This thread "made" me go out and buy 2005 P&P today. I feel happy all over. MM just gets yummier and yummier as the movie goes on. I do like 1995 version better but I couldn't wait to see if my ebay bid would win

Side note, I do hope Mary finds a kindred spirit, she would probably be an interesting story all to herself.
Ooooo, you guys better watch it or we'll get shut down!!! :

Seriously though it was $14 well spent wasn't it???? He is sooooooo lovely!!
post #193 of 278
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Better than Colin Firth!? Blasphemy!!! I am extremely prejudiced, though. He is my dream man, as Mr Darcy.
Colin Firth is my dream man, period.
post #194 of 278

Thanks a lot Mama...

I did my studying with Mama and she rewarded me with a loan of her new copy of P&P and her portable dvd player. I'm lost to my family for the evening... again. Yes, poor Mary, I would have seen her as a perfect match for ninny Mr. Collins. When he goes the wrong way whilst dancing with Lizzie (A&E) I burst out laughing every time.
I'm going to start the movie with fresh panties tonight, though, my dh will be wearing a smile all day tomorrow....
post #195 of 278
OK, throwing another name in the pot. Anyone seen this weeks Masterpiece Theatre's Jane Eyre? It's dark and SEXY and the heat between the two is amazing. I can't WAIT for part 2 on Sunday!!!!!

So my thought is that the sexual tension between KK and MM in P&P has helped change the way these novels are interpreted for the screen. Before, scripts kept mostly to the feeling of the book, very proper etc. But now, my God, never mind making ME ovulate watching them try not to tear each others clothes off, you can practically hear Jane Eyre ovulate when Mr. Rochester holds her hand or looks into her eyes.:nana: (We need an ovulation smilie!)

DEFINATELY worth checking out.:
post #196 of 278
Dagnabit, I meant to set the DVR for Jane Eyre and forgot all about it. Does anyone know if they're doing a repeat showing (in NYC on either 13 or 21)?

I LOVE Jane Eyre. I know there are a million movie adaptations, but I've really enjoyed the one with William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
post #197 of 278
I really liked the one with William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg too! I love her, she is so cool.

I think this one is at least as good and maybe better, although I am not sure yet.
post #198 of 278
My favourite Jane Eyre adaptation is the A&E one with Timothy Dalton. I know I'm dating myself. I saw it when I was 16. I was so swept away I read the novel in a couple of days. Then in university I felt great shame when I took a West Indian Literature course and studied Wide Sargosso Sea. The author Jean Rhys centres her story around the wild woman of Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester's crazy wife. So for me Jane Eyre is a truly guilty passion.
post #199 of 278
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OK, throwing another name in the pot. Anyone seen this weeks Masterpiece Theatre's Jane Eyre? It's dark and SEXY and the heat between the two is amazing. I can't WAIT for part 2 on Sunday!!!!!

So my thought is that the sexual tension between KK and MM in P&P has helped change the way these novels are interpreted for the screen. Before, scripts kept mostly to the feeling of the book, very proper etc. But now, my God, never mind making ME ovulate watching them try not to tear each others clothes off, you can practically hear Jane Eyre ovulate when Mr. Rochester holds her hand or looks into her eyes.:nana: (We need an ovulation smilie!)

DEFINATELY worth checking out.:
Oooh, I missed it too! We've had some dental emergencies here this week and I am forgetting stuf. I will try to watch it this weekend. Thanks for the reminder

A very good friend surprised me with the Pride and Prejudice dvd from Amazon
post #200 of 278
I'm pretty much willing to watch any Jane Eyre out there.

So, I looked up additional airtimes and for channel 13 (WNET) it's as follows:

Part 1: Jan 27 1am and Jan 28 4am

Part 2: Jan 28 9pm, Feb 3 1am and Feb 4 4am

Now I just have to rememeber to set the DVR!!!!
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