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Sunday, September 18, 2005  

Pride and Prejudice

I have square eyes from watching the UKTV Gold Pride and Prejudice fest today. They are showing the entire BBC series with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. The only question is why on earth would anyone even attempt to remake this, especially in film version? Colin is the last word in Darcy and Jennifer Ehle gives Lizzie maturity and depth. All the other characters like the Bingleys and Lady Catherine are just perfectly cast. And what is the film version offering us? Kiera Knightly is a lightweight silly girl and Matthew McFayden is not even remotely handsome. All P&P fans of my acquaintance are boycotting the film and are outraged at its very existence. An abomination, really.

posted by Sarah | 21:22 1 comments
Well said. Go out and buy the BBC version of P&P. Every year when the January blues hit we sit down and watch the whole thing over a weekend! Unfortunately as we get older the two main stars look younger and younger, so I advise not to drinnk any red wine while watching.

Jane Austen forever

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