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Monday, October 2, 2017

Pride and Prejudice Revisited.

I came across this quote on Facebook and it made me smile.


The 1996 version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is my favorite film version of Jane Austen's novel.

I own a DVD of Pride and Prejudice and every now and then I pull it out and watch it again. It makes my old heart go pitter patter as I watch Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett fall in love.

The BBC version of this old story won Best TV of 1996. I heartily agree. The British just seem to do period dramas better than we do on this side of the pond.

The Bennett sisters....I always felt sorry for poor Mary. She could not even attract the odious Mr Collins.

Who does a brooding look better than Mr Darcy...oops, I mean Mr Firth.

I was looking at some of the trivia related about this series on Internet Movie Database and I was informed that the actress who played Miss Bingley, Charles's sister, is an actual descendant of Jane Austen.  I have to admit I annoy Marvin by looking up movies Here and reading interesting facts aloud while he is trying to watch the movie. :) Now I try to look them up before hand so I can watch the movie too. I just find these kinds of facts so interesting.

If you are looking for a good series to watch over a period of time, check out this one, it does not disappoint.

14 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love all the Jane Austen movies and this would be a fav! Mr. Darcy! heehee! Hugs!

Mary said...

The BBC does tv so much better than we do. I have never seen this series, I'm going to the library to day to see if they have it in. Thanks for the recommendation. Mary

Phoebes World said...

I love Jane Austen..I have read everything she has written and watched Pride and Prejudice.. Sense and Sensibility and Emma over and over again...from black and white movies..modern movies and television adaptions. I must admit Colin Firth is my ideal Mr Darcy...swoon
Thank you for getting my week off to a great start
Blessings
Phoebe x

Arlene Grimm said...

Phoebe I swoon over this particular Mr Darcy as well. One thing I have noted in reading Jane's novels is that people have not really changed in over 200 years. Human nature is still a trial.:)

Arlene Grimm said...

Mary this is a great series to stitch and watch.:)

Arlene Grimm said...

Diane...I am going to confess, I find Mr Firth very appealing.:)

Mary Hutchins said...

Love this movie too, and I confess, I am always looking for trivia and other info on movies I enjoy. Happy October.

Nonnie said...

This is my favorite version, too and I own the set which I have watched several times. I also like to look up information about movies or series I enjoy.

Terri D said...

He is a great actor! Not sure I could talk Joe into watching, but I'll have to give it a try.

Arlene Grimm said...

Ladies, come visit me and we will all watch together...woudln't that be fun???

Linda said...

How fun would it be to get a group of us together?

Mari said...

It's one of my favorites and I think he is the best Mr Darcy! I'll join you in that watching party. That would be awesome!

Miss Dishywoo said...

I agree! I agree! I agree and around here it's usually my husband telling me the fun facts during shows!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, this is my favorite version ! I love Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. I need to watch this again!