Friday, May 9, 2014

Pride and Prejudice

There is one movie and book that stands out in our hearts as an all time favorite for most forever hopeless romantics.  Pride and Prejudice is not only a classic in literature, but it is also a work of art in the movie industry.  

It is truly my own personal all time favorite.  Perhaps, largely owing to the fact that my daughter and I spent countless hours watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice throughout her high school years.   Any rainy weekend or holiday break was all the reason we needed to break out the dvds.

As soon as the new version starring Keira Knightley was released in the theaters, we were in attendance for it's debut.  We both now own a copy of that dvd as well. 

Ironically, we each have a different movie version of Pride and Prejudice that we prefer.



PRIDE & PREJUDICE DVD'S REVIEWED


Leahjsongs wrote an excellent comparison review of the Pride and Prejudice dvds.  I have personally seen 3 of the 4 versions she featured and I do have my own preference.   Obviously, the storyline is the same, but the actors do play a major part in personal choice, as well as the depth of detail.  I tend to always prefer the movie that most closely aligns with the original book, mainly because I usually watch the movie because I first loved the book.  

I find deviations distracting even when I do appreciate some things simply don't come across as well on the screen.  I completely understand that screenwriters and directors take liberties to make a more entertaining movie.  

I would love to hear your opinions and I invite you to read Leahjsongs reviews, then return here to leave your comments and tell us which version you prefer.  

However, I will warn you in advance, her reviews will send you running to your dvd players and searching for your own copy, or copies, of Pride & Prejudice.  

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!


  

6 comments:

  1. Squidoo lensmaster leahsongs did a great job reviewing the Pride and Prejudice films. The "Pink" version sounds like it might be quite entertaining!

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    1. You are so right! I still have not seen it myself and I do need to watch it just to see how it compares to the others.

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  2. I've seen all but the pink version too - Colin Firth all the way for me! :) I adore the book most of all, it's probably in my top five favourite classics.

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    1. I am right there with you MissMerFaery! To me, Colin Firth is Darcy! lol

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  3. Colin Firth is a man after my own heart.

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    1. roflol!!! Would that be Colin Firth or Darcy? Of course, you might be like me and think they are one and the same :)

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