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.

4 comments:

Sheonagh said...

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

Hmmmm....

Amelia said...

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

Dr. Write said...

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.

Renaissance Girl said...

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

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