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Film Meme - Day 3 
9th-Aug-2010 08:27 pm
Adventure before dementia

Day 01 - Sequel that should not have been made ... The Trail of the Pink Panther

Day 02 - Movie that you think more people should see

Wow - I still can't decide ... when I do, then I will come back and do this day!

Day 03 - Favorite Oscar-nominated movie from most recent ballot

I'm not good at watching "modern" films ... and had to go backa few years, but in the end found one that had been nominated in 2006 in 4 catagories - Pride & Prejudice.

Like most people in England I had enjoyed the BBC adaptation some years ago, which brought Colin Firth to fame ... and had liked an older verion with Laurence Olivier in.  So I was wondering what this version would be like ... and loved it.

Trailer of the best Pride & Prejudice movie version ever; featuring Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Talulah Riley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench and Tom Hollander ...

Day 04 - Movie that makes you laugh every time
Day 05 - Movie you loathe
Day 06 - Movie that makes you cry every time
Day 07 - Least favorite movie by a favorite actor or actress
Day 08 - Movie that should be required high school viewing
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A movie that disappointed you
Day 12 - Best soundtrack/background music in a scene
Day 13 - Favorite animated movie
Day 14 - Favorite film in black and white
Day 15 - Best musical
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure movie
Day 17 - Favorite series of related movies (for this, a series can be two)
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best movie cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite romantic couple
Day 22 - Favorite final scene/line
Day 23 - Best explosion or action scene
Day 24 - Quote you use most often
Day 25 - A movie you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - Freakishly weird movie ending
Day 27 - Best villain
Day 28 - Most overhyped movie
Day 29 - Movie you have watched more than ten times
Day 30 - Saddest death scene
Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer

9th-Aug-2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
This is a movie I haven't seen. It looks great with all the costumes and settings. If I have the time I will see it.
9th-Aug-2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
It is a good film ... and in England, if you get the DVD you get an extra ending, as the USA market has a differnt finish!!! (Now you will have to see it, to know what I mean ... won't you?)
9th-Aug-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
That's not fair, you're giving me no choice but to go and watch it. And now I don't have the time to do it. (have to go pick my brother up from the airport in Dusseldorf tomorrow-EARLY-morning at 06:00 hours have to leave the house about 03:30)so I'm going to bed now. Still have to work tomorrow.
10th-Aug-2010 06:30 am (UTC)

My evil laugh is winning over as I write this!
9th-Aug-2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
I loved most of the casting in the Keira Knightley version. I am a very difficult audience for version of P & P because I have read the book so many times. I didn't like the scenes which were not canonical: for example, Darcy proposing to Elizabeth in a gazebo in the pouring rain, and Elizabeth and Darcy meeting on a walk in the wee hours of the morning towards the end of the film when he proposes again. IMO P & P is a Regency novel and shouldn't be remade to reflect modern sensibilities in period dress. Other than that I liked the film.
10th-Aug-2010 06:32 am (UTC)
There was some great casting - but just had to giggle, as I was telling strikske that the English DVD had 2 endings, as the uSA had an extra scene at the end!

Have you seen the BBC version - 6 hours, and I really loved it ... and it does stick to the book, as much as possible.
10th-Aug-2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
I liked the Colin Firth version except for the silly scene where he dives into a lake with his riding boots on. Somehow I found that very unbelievable even for a super rich guy. Ruin a pair of riding boots? Not likely.
10th-Aug-2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
LOL - I had not noticed that! I know that scene is one that isn't in the book, but I could still cope with a wet-look Darcy!
10th-Aug-2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to watch that movie at first because of Colin Firth being the only Mr Darcy. Then I watched it at a friend's house and thought, hmm, not that bad but had to leave before the end.

About 2 months later I remembered that movie and watched it every day for a week, couldn't stop... Got a crush on Matthew Macfadyen and watched Death At A Funeral a lot too.

I wish it was possible to make a version of Pride and Prejudice that had a mix of actors both from the BBC series and this movie. Like, for example, I like Rosamund Pike's Jane a lot more but I liked Emilia Fox as Georgiana.

As you can see I have thought entirely too much about this.I actually wrote about it after watching the movie. I should post it...
11th-Aug-2010 07:40 am (UTC)
I was the same, as I adored the BBC version ... then a friend lent me this, I was bored, popped in the DVD ... and was blown away by Matthew McF ... I'd seen him in series 1 Spooks, but in this, his Mr Darcy was very moving.

And I agree about Emilia Fox!

Yes, I got the note - and will answer!
12th-Aug-2010 12:18 am (UTC)
I love that at one point in St Trinian's Colin Firth is walking in slo mo with a wet white shirt on... *swoons*

I didn't care much for the Mrs Darcy/Mr Darcy kissing ending tbh.

Matthew is gorgeous. I found those that made me giggle.
12th-Aug-2010 07:01 am (UTC)
Yes, but I saw him first on this ... so when I see Mr Darcy teaching at St T ... that I find weird!

Love those icons - thanks for them!
12th-Aug-2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
The St T thing is just an in joke that made me giggle insanely. Esp since the dog is called Mr Darcy!!

They had icons of the BBC P&P there too. :) I just followed the tags.

And Mr Darcy was my first movie/show with Colin Firth. Then I went to the video shop and got all the movies he'd been in that I could find. *g*
13th-Aug-2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I never actually saw the movie but I loved the book and I saw an amazing stage version of it once :)
13th-Aug-2010 07:03 am (UTC)
This does step away from the book in one or two places ... especially the USA ending.

However if you liked the book, the BBC 6 hour mini-series was really good.
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