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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Pride and Prejudice

Well, guess I'm going to eat my words. Pride and Prejudice was good. I enjoyed it immensely. It's not exactly better than the BBC version, and Jennifer Ehle is still the perfect Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth is still perfectly Darcy, but this version had things to offer. Those country folks looked like country folks - greasy hair, imperfect, outdated clothes, country houses with pigs and chickens. And Bingly was the goofy, young git you expect. And the dances were great. It was also really particular about hitting the manners just right. It made a clear distinction between a public ball and a private ball. And if you want to get warmed up for Fezziwig's season, I highly recommend it. My biggest pet peeve? Keira Knightley's hair/wigs. She clearly had a very short hairstyle under her wigs, and it was visible on a number of occassions and her wigs were noticeable on occassion. But this was minor. Otherwise, it's just really one of my favorite stories ever, and hearing it told again is always agreeable.

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