|The Perfect Pride & Prejudice|
Thanks to my friend YS I now have a copy of Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley on my iphone. I was listening to the movie on the way to work this morning. The commute today was so much more enjoyable that I think I'll listen to a movie everyday.
I liked the Colin Firth BBC version of Pride & Prejudice but loved the 2005 version with Keira even more. I adore Keira and think that her energy and underbite are the cutest things. She made a wonderful Elizabeth Bennett. Of note, she was awesome in The Duchess too.
I can only think of one thing that would make it better, other than choosing a British actor to play Mr. Bennett instead of Donald Sutherland. I'm Canadian too so it's not a nationality thing.
Instead of seeing Matthew Macfadyen, a cutie in his own right
I would much rather see this
I mean he's British, he plays the brooding hero very well, and he's done period pieces before. Although, I really didn't care for his hair in the Vanity Fair alternate ending (click to watch the video).
Do you remember the downpour rain scene from 2005 P&P; where Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth in the stupidest way possible (directly from the screenplay)
|Picture Rob proposing to angry Elizabeth|
(Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth)I have struggled in vainand can bear it no longer.These past months have been a torment...I have fought againstjudgement, my family's expectation,the inferiority of your birth,my rank.I will put them asideand ask you to end my agony...I love you.Most ardently.Please do me the honourof accepting my hand.
Can't you imagine Rob with his Edward hair standing in the rain with Keira shouting back and forth with their lovely British accents?? I would die! I'm sure there have been a wide number essays and blog entries written out there pointing out the Edward and Mr. Darcy parallels. Hence I am not going out there today. Everyone knows how similar they are in their dark angst and quiet misunderstood strength. That's why we love them so dearly.
Well, as much as I would love to see Rob helping Elizabeth get into a carriage or gaze longingly at her across a ballroom floor, I don't think it's going to happen. I really can't see him doing a Austen British period piece ever. Sad, especially for all those who are fans of the fanfic Twice As Long As Yesterday (that one's Irish).
Something to cheer me up, sigh...