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#1 Old 06-01-2005, 11:05 PM
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Someone fetch my smelling salts; I feel my faintness coming upon me.



I loved the 1995 A&E production. It's 6 hours, nearly page by page from the book. This version seems much more modern, which is fine to me. I love adaptations of old books, so eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep I am so excited!





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What are they doing making another version? No-one will ever beat the BBC/AE one.
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bleh. I hate that book. Not because it was bad, but because I had to read the entire thing in three days for a class I joined late in the semester.



Plus, no one can play Mr. Darcy like Colin Firth
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What are they doing making another version? No-one will ever beat the BBC/AE one.



I completely agree; I loved it. But, I like the idea of a shorter length feature with a bit of modern flair to it. And I like the idea of new faces, a new adaptation.



And Judy Dench and Donald Sutherland together in a movie is my dream come true. If my book ever gets turned into a movie, I want Judy and Donald in it
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I'm stoked too FT, but I always saw Elizabeth as more of a Janeane Garofalo than a Keira Knightley. Oh, well, I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.



Austen certainly inspires some vitriol, doesn't she! She'd be pleased, I think.
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I like the new Darcy. Instead of looking proud, he looks depressed, which is a nice change of pace I think.
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I like the new Darcy. Instead of looking proud, he looks depressed, which is a nice change of pace I think.



Yes, it's very NOW. Proud is so 1813.



"Depression and *****iness"
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How funny. The director that 'discovered' Keira Knightly for Bend it Like Beckham released an (excellent) bollywood version of that book http://www.brideandprejudicethemovie.com/ last year....
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It looks kind of rubbish for two reasons:



1. Keira Knightley is in it. She is a terrible actress.

2. The book is boring, so there's not much hope for the film.
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I loved the A&E version as well and do not think any other can surpass it. But this version doesn't look half bad. I would definately see it, but won't get my hopes up too high. The same thing happened with Jane Eyre. I loved the BBC version with Timothy Dalton but the two others that have been made since leave much to be desired.
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It looks kind of rubbish for two reasons:



1. Keira Knightley is in it. She is a terrible actress.

2. The book is boring, so there's not much hope for the film.



If you didn't like the book, why on earth did you open a thread about it?
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If you didn't like the book, why on earth did you open a thread about it?

To express an opinion. This isn't an opressive society is it? We can all air our views, even if they're different to others.
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Gotcha. You're here to complain.



So anyways, I am looking forward to it. Lelena, I agree about the Jane Eyre movies as well, but it is so hard to combine a book into a couple of hours. Those long feature lengths, at least, can take the time to follow the true story.
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Don't like Keira too much but I think Brenda Blethyn is incredible!
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I don't know much about BB, so looking forward to that.



And I love Donald Sutherland and Judy Dench
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To express an opinion. This isn't an opressive society is it? We can all air our views, even if they're different to others.



*oppresses dazzak*





I'm excited. I don't care for Keira Knightly, but other than that, there is much to look forward to.
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Rosamund Pike looks too haughty to be Jane, though. Jane should be sweet.... the actress who played her in the BBC production was perfect.
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Rosamund Pike is a good "popular" match only because of her looks. Pike has the classic Roman face, which was considered classic beauty in that period. The other actress looked like they melted a Roman statue and she appeared; Pike isn't that Roman looking, but close enough.
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Eh.. Nothing can top the A&E version. Everyone in it was so perfect.. it had the spirit of Jane Austen.



Mr Darcy was supposed to look like a proud man. Not like a beaten down dog.
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Colin Firth....*dribbles* I just can't think of P&P without imagining him climbing out of that lake all wet and troubled.... *faints*

I'll watch the new one but ...but...it won't be the same!!!!!

*runs off shouting "Mr Darcy!!!!!......"*
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I'm dubious ... I love the A&E version of "Emma," and then Hollywood turned out that awful version with *shudders* Gwyneth.
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See, I liked the Gwyneth one independent of the A&E/BBC one.



I even liked Clueless, which is based on Emma. I like adaptations for seeing what the big wigs felt was most important about the story.
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Colin Firth....*dribbles* I just can't think of P&P without imagining him climbing out of that lake all wet and troubled.... *faints*

I'll watch the new one but ...but...it won't be the same!!!!!

*runs off shouting "Mr Darcy!!!!!......"*



Oh my god.. I looove that scene.
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I did like Clueless.
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I like the Emma one with Gwyneth Paltrow.
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Colin Firth....*dribbles* I just can't think of P&P without imagining him climbing out of that lake all wet and troubled.... *faints*

I'll watch the new one but ...but...it won't be the same!!!!!

*runs off shouting "Mr Darcy!!!!!......"*





LOL!!!!! I totally agree! This is funny that this thread came up, because over memorial day weekend I watched the BBC version.



I agree with you FreshTart, the longer versions tend to be better due to not chopping up the story to fit into 2 hours.
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isn't 'bride and prejudice' coming to theatres soon as well? it'd be wierd if they ended up playing at the same time.

and make work interesting when they both come out to video

<me: ok so do you want to A&E, BBC, Hollywood, or Bollywood version?

customer: uhhhhhhhhhh... >

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Bride and Prejudice was already out for a while here, but I missed it
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I'll have to read this book...
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oh. any idea when it goes to video? i have an 8 year old little boy customer at work who is dying to see it and won't leave us alone until we get it

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