I'm enjoying my course on Jane Austen this term. I think I'm going to write an essay on film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice
, a bit like my V for Vendetta
essay from last term.
I have watched the Keira Knightley film
, and the Colin Firth miniseries
and I've decided that I want to make my own customized cast from the
two productions. I love Donald Sutherland from the more recent film --
he makes a fantastic Mr. Bennet. But Colin Firth is no longer my
favourite Darcy, if you can believe it! Yep, I really really enjoyed
the aloof yet vulnerable Matthew MacFadyen from the Knightley film. He
really got to me. I think I'd have to say that Keira is not as good an
actress as Jennifer Ehle, but I bet most would agree that Brenda
Blethyn is the ultimate Mrs. Bennet. And then there's Judi Dench.
Nobody beats Judi Dench. Ever!
If I could go back in time, I'd pay a morning visit on Miss Austen when
she was about 40 (before she got sick). I'd try to fool her into
thinking I belonged to her time (cuz it's fun to play dress-up!). Then
I'd thank her from the bottom of my heart for her writing, on behalf of
all of us!
*sigh of adoration*