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brooklyn posts on 3/31/2006 10:05:10 PM the new one wasnt even long enough to form Elizabeths character, it made her out to be another Lydia. Lizzy had no propriety in the new film, she would never have acted the way she did, to family, new acquantances, or old ones. She respected people even when they didnt deserve it and in this new one she was totaly rude to Darcy at their first meeting. it is totaly a different Lizzy than Jane Austen wrote in Pride and Prejudice!
Featherbrain posts on 3/31/2006 9:34:10 PM I totally disagree: I think part of the beauty of the story is that it's always new. The BBC version of the movie is great, but stiff, you know: it focuses on a certain side of the story. The new film is more on mood, texture, romance... besides which Keira Knightley is turning out to be a fantastic actress. She was absolutely perfect: a more accurate Lizzie than Jennifer Ehle was. I read the book before seeing any of the movies [seen five so far: Greer Garson; another one that seemed to be more of a play; the BBC version; Bride and Prejudice with Aishwariya Rai; and the newest one] and I love that each new film brings something new.
brooklyn posts on 3/31/2006 5:45:02 PM you know, i want to know something. i just dont understand how if you liked the book you can like the new movie. i love the book, it is one of my top, like three, and i love the mini series with colin firth, but i absolutely abhor the new movie, it destroyed everything austen ever wanted to get across in her book. it destroyed the characters, the theme, the message, everything. i just dont understand how you can be a fan of the book and still like this new movie. Can anyone explaine that to me?

erin_patrice05 posts on 3/16/2006 11:50:34 AM so i have pride and prejudice (bantam classic) and in the first 160n pages or so i have come across some lines that say blablabla ----shire... or lord----. is this normal? if not then please tell me whats suppose to be there it's been bugging me. ps. the movie with Kiera Knightly was AMAZING and made me want to read the book. (normally it happens the other way around with me rushing to read the book before the movie hits theatres)
Mischa posts on 2/28/2006 4:11:58 PM "What is the meaning of It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" Ah, the first sentence in 'Pride & Prejudice,' eh? I got a little confused, as well. But it means that a single man with a good fortune wants a wife, and doesn't have one yet, either. To be "in want" means to want and not have, so, basically, yeah. xDD
Lila posts on 1/8/2006 5:33:32 PM What is the meaning of It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife
Madeleine Kenefick posts on 12/10/2005 4:17:47 PM This Monday 12/12 at 5:00 PM "Fun With Films and Food" will feature reviews and commentary of current and past versions (including Lynn Redgrave's audio)on KDVS 90.3 FM (University of California at Davis). Use the call letters;go to Public Affairsand find Madeleine to find out more. Listeners may call in with comments at 530/752-2777 or 753-KDVS. Hope to hear fromn you, Madeleine
Jenny posts on 12/1/2005 3:40:04 PM Hey, I recommend, "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray, they are the BEST books i have ever read! i love J.A. books, And i just wish real life was like that...still wishing for my prince charming!
Lady posts on 11/22/2005 8:26:28 PM i don't think it's out yet, is it? my mom isn't exactly thrilled. she loves pride and prejudice (i only read sense and sensibility myself) and she hates kiera knightley. i just think it's funny how knightley seems to worm her way into all the movies that look good to me. she's pretty, but her acting galls me at times. anywho, who ever wrote this message, "we just met Jane Austen, wow, she's amazing, shes so much prettier than in the film <3 wow, we are stil buzzing with excitment, best day of our lives *sigh* anyone else met the one and only?? bib bob & bob bib *kisses* xxxx" DID YOU KNOW THAT J.A. IS DEAD?!?
P&P ROXXXX posts on 11/22/2005 6:27:30 PM has anyone watched the new movie with keira knightly as lizzy??
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