August 10, 2005

Pride and Prejudice without Colin?!

Writing about web page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414387/

Pride and Prejudice the film is out soon. Now don't we all think this may be a bit too soon? Is there anyone who feels the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle chemistry in the 5-hour BBC version needs replacing quite yet? No way. They still capitalise on Colin being Darcy – the last Bridget Jones film along these lines only came out last year.

Plus. Keira Knightley as Miss Bennett?!! No!!!! Elizabeth Bennett is feisty, intelligent, sharp, even sly, mysterious, and a nineteenth century version of sarcastic.

I will see it and I will judge. Probably condemn. It will have to be like Austen speaking from the grave to win over many many hard core fans of the BBC version.

I will rant more when I see it. But for now, I leave my blog with one final criticism to offer… the BBC version is 5 hours of pure brilliance. If Austen speaks from the grave it will because she's sobbing at the thought of her book being cut down to 2 hours max.

Saying this – Judi Dench is in it and Judi's wonderful.


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  1. Dave Wraith

    I know what you mean. The thought of Keira as Elizabeth is a bit scary, but then perhaps she's got some hitherto unseen depths of acting ability.

    Another plus though – Matthew Macfadyen (he from Spooks) is Mr Darcy. I've just seen In My Father's Den at the Arts Centre and he was excellent in that, so I've got high hopes for a convincing Darcy…

    11 Aug 2005, 08:54

  2. Karen

    Well, at least you'll get to see it soon. I live in Singapore and goodness knows when the movie will show here if ever.
    I've read P&P so many times over the years I can recite the more interesting dialogue. Think it's my favourite book of all time. Boy, now I know I need help.

    21 Sep 2005, 15:56


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