Sunday, February 17, 2008

Pride and Prejudice.

I am finally watching the famous Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice, which I sort of accidentally happened upon last week as it was more or less starting. I was actually devastated when this week's segment ended, with Elizabeth Bennett's backward look at Mr. Darcy upon leaving Pemberley. Apropos of this, earlier today, I also happened upon this bit in The New Yorker, Jan. 21 edition, in which Nancy Franklin says,
Since "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice" are old news, I will just say that they should not be missed. "P. & P." is especially well done. It's marked by good taste and exquisite restraint, and the result is very hot stuff--by the end, you'll be ripping your own bodice.

Since the Keira Knightley version (which I loved, and not that it was her fault) got twitted for its excessive romanticism, I would just like to point out that, in this version, Colin Firth's hair is positively Byronic.


  1. Have you got to the bit where he strides out of the lake dripping wet?


  2. I am forever indebted to my friend Lynne who leant me the entire series on video so I could watch it obsessively. Marvellous!

  3. I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but next week's conclusion is up against the Oscars. For those of us without DVR, boo hoo. I guess I'll have to watch it on Thursday night or whenever.
    I also requested it from the libary.
    But yes, bodice ripping.

  4. I own the thing, if either of you want to borrow it....



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