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Monday, December 06, 2004

New Version of Pride and Prejudice - ACK!

I viewed pictures from the set:

http://www.thezreview.co.uk/news3/prideandprejudicenew2.htm

http://www.thezreview.co.uk/news3/prideandprejudice.htm

What happened to their lovely hair and clothes? Oh my – this version looks so plain to me, and I understand it is only 2 hours long. How can it be? I know I can retreat to the lovely Firth/Ehle version, but I have such an issue with Miss. Knightly playing Miss. Bennet. It is so distasteful to me and she does not look the part at all. Sigh.

Dame Judi Dench is in it and Rosamund Pike (from Wives and Daughters), and I imagine they will do justice to their parts as they truly are great actresses, but I doubt the capabilities of Miss. Knightly. We shall see! The movie version comes out in 2005.

Distressed but persevering,
SofH
:+)

1 comment:

Donna Boucher said...

I can't even imagine watching this movie. I agree with you that everyone looks so messy. Remaking the BBC production is like remaking Gone with the Wind or The Wizard of Oz...really why waste the money? Who thought this was a good idea? Numskel. (I have never written that word before and have no idea if I spelled it right...it just seemed to fit :o)

Donna