Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single Jessica in possession of a sadness, must be in want of a viewing of this movie.

Pride and Prejudice Pictures, Images and Photos

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

I love this movie more than should really be allowed.  I love the score, I love the cast, I love the cinematography, I love the directing.  It has bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love it.  I tend to watch this movie whenever I am sad, I am sick, I have nothing to do, I need inspiration... pretty much whenever my brain needs a break.

Jane Austen is a staple for any lady who reads, but this one in particular is a romantic favorite.  As much as I love Mr. Darcy, though, what really keeps me coming back to this is Elizabeth Bennet.  There's no one quite like her.  She's not afraid to speak her mind, even when it will come back to bite her in the ass.  I can sympathize with that, as I also have a hard time holding my tongue, especially in situations where people are being idiots.  She's a modern woman in a time when those kinds of opinions weren't valued, and I will always admire that.  Apparently, so will Mr. Darcy, even if it's against his better judgement.

My personal favorite scene is the first proposal in the rain.  It's a verbal sparring match for the ages.  I wish I could think that fast, react that way, speak words that sound perfect as they assail your ears.  Oh me.

1 comment:

  1. I just watched this version for the first time LAST NIGHT. We are brain twins. I was totally floored by it, as I am a devotee of the BBC version (I know, wah wah elitism BBC yadda). Kiera was completely perfect, and I loooooooved the music and sounds. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous.

    I was a little thrown off by how much I fell in love with President Snow when he's going to be persona non grata for the next few years in THG. Eep!