Thursday, December 15, 2016

Jane Austen-ish Movies

Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Screenplay: Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin
Dramatization: Helen Jerome
Based on book by: Jane Austen
Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier
-Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.

=====> A good rendition of Jane's tale, but with big hooped dresses that reminded me more of the southern belle fashion. Many amusing scenes to me were when the ladies seemed to float around the room with quick short steps.

Giggled when Mrs. Bennet exclaimed "Looks-a-daisy, what a commotion."

A little bit of action going one with a carriage racing scene.

AND, there is a racy scene where Lizzy strips down to pantaloons!

Bit o'sip sip gossip...

A film based on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon will begin production this summer. Charlotte Rampling stars as Lady Denham in a screenplay by British playwright Simon Reade. Jim O’Hanlon, who directed the 2009 BBC production of Emma, will direct the movie.

=====> No doubt, Charlotte Rampling will be amazing in this!


Mr. Darcy would like to know...

What was the last Jane Austen themed movie you watched?


* image source: Sanditon

* part of Pemberley... a party (schedule)

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