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post #261 of 278
I loved both Darcys, including Firth in BJD. But I never was hugely enamored of Jennifer Ehle. It didn't take away from the film for me, but she's just kind of 'eh for me. Same with Keira Knightley.

I really enjoyed the newer P&P, but for a film that seemed to be taking a strict approach I thought it was wrong in that it was gothic and not romantic comedy. But I can dig gothic too, so I still enjoyed it. I also thought Bingley was totally wrong and I hated both endings.

For really capturing the feel, BJD was a much better adaptation IMO.

But as I said, I thought both CF and MM got Darcy totally right and I love that we have two variations in the case of Firth. *Swoon*
post #262 of 278
I just finished skimming this whole thread. Wow, lots of Austen lovers here! : I just wanted to say that if you are unsatisfied with Keira and Jennifer as Lizzie, you should really check out the 1980 miniseries. That actress (don't even know her name) IS Lizzie for me. She has just the right mix of intelligence and spice. I didn't care for the Darcy from 1980, he seemed stalkerish and creepy. If only I could combine the best performances from all the different versions. Like a Pride and Prejudice Fantasy Football!
post #263 of 278
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If only I could combine the best performances from all the different versions. Like a Pride and Prejudice Fantasy Football!
Totally!
post #264 of 278
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What fun, this thread is back!

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I have to admit though, I was very pleased that we didn't get the American ending in the U.K. It's very, very cheesy and so doesn't fit with the spirit of the book and the film.
Explain, please. Are there two different endings to that movie??
post #265 of 278
Woo! The thread is alive again. I was missing me some Mr. Darcy.

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Anyone seen Becoming Jane?
Yes, it was good. I enjoyed it. There can't be enough Jane Austen stories, films, or memoirs for me.

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If only I could combine the best performances from all the different versions. Like a Pride and Prejudice Fantasy Football!
If only! I would take the Mrs. Bennett in the A&E Version, the Mr. Collins and Mr. Bingley in the A&E version, Lydia and Mr. Wickham in the A&E version.

I like the Jane in the Keira Knightly film. I'd keep Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennett.

I'm torn between Keira Knightley and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett. I liked them both. They were both well cast from the perspective of a fine pair of eyes that Elizabeth was said to possess.

I would keep Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy for myself. Hmmm...I also like Matthew McFayden as Mr. Darcy. Decisions, decisions...Maybe I can have them both.
post #266 of 278
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What fun, this thread is back!



Explain, please. Are there two different endings to that movie??
To answer my own question, I think we actually discussed this here once, but I'd forgotten. The very ending that this thread title refers to (Mrs. Darcy... Mrs. Darcy...) was added on.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...icle590309.ece

The British version of the film instead concludes with Elizabeth’s father (Donald Sutherland) giving his consent when Mr Darcy asks for his daughter’s hand in marriage. “And if any young men come for Mary or Kitty, send them in, for I am quite at my leisure,” he declares, in the film’s final line. American audiences, however, are treated to a lingering shot of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy kissing under moonlight, on a terrace. Mr Darcy asks his new wife how he should address her. Should he, he inquires, call her Mrs Darcy? She replies that he should only call her that if he is absolutely in love with her.

“Mrs Darcy . . . Mrs Darcy,” he repeats as the credits roll.
post #267 of 278
Anyone see Bride and Prejustice, the Baliwood version? Great silliness.
post #268 of 278
I'm watching the BBC version right now, swoooooon.
Colin is my man:
post #269 of 278
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Anyone see Bride and Prejustice, the Baliwood version? Great silliness.
Yes, I loved Maya Bakshi's awkward snake dance. She paralleled Mary Bennet, I think.
post #270 of 278
I don't have anything interesting to add, but I just wanted to post because DH and I are big P&P fans. Well, mostly me, but you know.
post #271 of 278
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What fun, this thread is back!



Explain, please. Are there two different endings to that movie??
Yes, in the U.K version it ends very simply and is more in line with the book. Basically Lizzie and Darcy gaining permission from her Father for the marriage... quite a touching scene. I caught the U.S version on YouTube and I hated it. The scene of them sitting in Darcy's garden talking about what he should call her. I really didn't like it and didn't think that it fitted well with the rest of the film.

Peace
post #272 of 278
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To answer my own question, I think we actually discussed this here once, but I'd forgotten. The very ending that this thread title refers to (Mrs. Darcy... Mrs. Darcy...) was added on.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...icle590309.ece

The British version of the film instead concludes with Elizabeth’s father (Donald Sutherland) giving his consent when Mr Darcy asks for his daughter’s hand in marriage. “And if any young men come for Mary or Kitty, send them in, for I am quite at my leisure,” he declares, in the film’s final line. American audiences, however, are treated to a lingering shot of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy kissing under moonlight, on a terrace. Mr Darcy asks his new wife how he should address her. Should he, he inquires, call her Mrs Darcy? She replies that he should only call her that if he is absolutely in love with her.

“Mrs Darcy . . . Mrs Darcy,” he repeats as the credits roll.
Oops I didn't realise that you had done this post when I responded to your question
post #273 of 278
All this thread's Jane Eyre talk has inspired me to watch the movie on Netflix. I loved it!
Off to Emma on Netflix now....
post #274 of 278
squee! the thread and i are both back!

reread 'emma' recently; other than that, it's been awhile. any new books?
post #275 of 278
Interesting that I should stumble on this thread... DD was concieved on the night I saw the Kiera Knightley P&P at the movie theatre 2 years ago...

What did you all think of the new Austen adaptations on PBS this past spring? My favorite was Sense and Sensibility, although I also really enjoyed finally seeing Northanger Abbey made into a movie.
post #276 of 278
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I knew nothing about Northanger Abbey and really enjoyed it. Spookiness, mystery, romance!
post #277 of 278
I love the Northanger Abbey film! I finally read the book (before I saw the film), and I decided it's one of my favorite Austins!
post #278 of 278
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um, taking a step back just a moment to observe-

we sound a wee bit obsessed!
Not obsessed, enthusiastic!

While there are parts of the new P&P I enjoy, the A&E Colin Firth is my favorite hands down.

As for sequels, I love fan fiction. You don't have to pay for it and some of it is really good. Check out The Meryton Assembly and Hyacinth Gardens. They're some of my favorite places for Austen fic. Jack is an awesome author that posts his fic in both places. He currently has a Western re-imagining of P&P going that I'm enjoying.
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