Friday, July 23, 2010

Pride and Prejudice(2005)

Pride & Prejudice(2005). Film based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name. This second major motion-picture was produced by Working Title Films, directed by Joe Wright and based on a screenplay by Deborah Moggach.

One of my favorite scenes in the movie: Elizabeth visits the Collinses at Rosings, the estate of Lady Catherine; they are invited to dine at the grand house and there meet Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam. Darcy begins to have interest in Elizabeth, especially when she replies to Lady Catherine's jabs with spirited wit. The next day, Colonel Fitzwilliam lets slip to Elizabeth that Darcy separated Bingley from Jane. Upset she runs out into the rain; Darcy tracks her down and to propose marriage. He claims that he loves her despite her 'lower rank.' Elizabeth refuses him because of his treatment of Jane and Bingley and of Wickham. Darcy leaves heartbroken.

1 comment:

Pallavi said...

I loved this version of Pride & Prejudice though it was a bit on the dramatic side.

I loved Mathew Macfadyen as Darcy and I think Keira Knightley was good as Elizabeth Bennet but she seemed more of 'Jo March from Little Women' at times.