Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
The story is based on Jane Austen's novel about five sisters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia Bennet - in Georgian England. Their lives are turned upside down when a wealthy young man (Mr. Bingley) and his best friend (Mr. Darcy) arrive in their neighborhood.Written by
At the beginning of the film, the Sun is on one side of the house, Lizzie walks from the rear to towards the front of the house, the camera enters a doorway to show Mary playing inside Longbourn, the Sun is low in the sky from the other side of the house. The scene has been filmed as a continuous shot but it is impossible for the Sun to have moved. In the commentary the director explains that the scene was cut as Lizzie passes behind some laundry - not "to indicate a passing of time" - but because he wanted to use the Sun from both sides of the house. He hoped the audience would "not notice the two Suns". It is a goof but it was intentionally done to make filming easier. See more »
I just wanted to say that for those of you who weren't already aware, this version of Pride and Prejudice is mostly an art film. I went to see it expecting for them to focus on things like telling the story and using the witty dialouge to its utmost, and was shocked to discover that it wasn't about the story at all. The story is a backdrop in this case, used to give visual imagery to an art film. If you're going expecting something very different, hopefully this will help you not to be disappointed. There is no comparing this version of Pride and Prejudice to any other, because it is an entirely different creature. Actors cannot be compared to other actors because this version is going for an entirely different feel. Keira and Matthew are not even attempting to imitate Jennifer and Colin's performance. All comparison is moot. In this version you are not supposed to be able to become attached to the characters, be amazed by how witty the dialouge sounds, or be enchanted with the story. These all have a very rushed and glossed over feeling because the main thing here is the visual medium. It is an art film called Pride and Prejudice. All other resemblance to Jane Austen's book or previous adaptations is non existent. That being said Keira Knightly is beautiful and Mr. Collins painfully amusing and creepy. There is a lot of beautiful camera work and a lot of awkward moments. It's worth seeing to form your own opinion but be prepared for what to expect.
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