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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Confession: I have read Pride and Prejudice about 200 times. I get lost in the language-words like thither, mischance, felicity. I'm always in agony over whether Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are really going to get together. Read it - I know you'll love it.
- Meg Ryan in YOUVE GOT MAIL

I just finished watching a movie called LOST IN AUSTEN. It was so great! I LOVE Jane Austen more than I can say. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is my favorite book and the 5 hour BBC movie is the greatest film EVER! (too many capitals??) Those of you who have seen it, I am sure have fallen in love with Mr. Darcy, or at least with Colin Firth. We all remember the seen in the pond, right?

Well this strange little movie was a wonderful look at how it would feel to enter the book you love. I loved the moment when Amanda (the main character) tells Darcy that every moment in her life has had him there. That every man she's ever been with has been compared to him. And as the story gets more and more jumbled, as Jane marries Mr.Colins and truths about Wickahm, Georgiana, Charlotte and the Bingleys all are discovered, Amanda finds herself helpless to stop the direction the story is headed.

So...if you love Pride and Prejudice and could find yourself knowing each character you face, if you met them in reality, rent this movie. It's a wonderful escape into a world so far from us, but so well known in our imaginations.


Anonymous said...

You ARE still alive! Good to have you back in blogland, my friend! :)

Rebecca said...

I hate to say this, but the girl's are too ugly in the BBC version! It's hard to understand the attraction the men have to them because they are just so unatractive, and made up well. The guys weren't the best either, Colin Firth excluded.

I like the Kira Knightly version better.

Rebecca said...

PS...I'm jealous that you're out all week next week, and am praying that we get out too, and we're just holding out until TAKS is over tomorrow.

Rachel said...

Have to disagree, girl!?!
Kiera Knightly is TOO pretty to be Lizzie. The girls are plain purposely. Read the book, English teacher!!! :)

Penny Chapa said...

I agree with the first comment- welcome back! Missed your blogs!

Jaime said...

Jane marries Mr. Collins?

I love both versions for different reasons. But it my all-time favorite story for sure! Thanks to you and Sophomore year! :) I will have to check out this new flick!