Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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I remember, that this was my first watched adaptation of Pride and Prejudice - I loved it back then. But then came 1995 version in tv and watching 2005 seemed more than pointless - I mean, the way everyone behave - it was just insulting. Although I like Keira, the way she portraid Lizzy was just... wrong. She giggled all the time, and the truth is, director of the movie had to give Lizzy's father lines to her, just cause she would sound more witty. But, I have to say, the soundtrack is more than beautiful and I'll always have a special place in my heart, cause this piece introduced me to the hole world of magnificent adaptation of Austen's books. :)
Sorry but like almost all not-made-by-the-BBC-classics, it didn't catch the atmosphere of the book at all:
the story was more or less respected but that aside everything else was wrong: the character's spirits, the decors, the lines, even the evolution of their (Elisabeth and Mr Darcy's) relationship at some point.
Anyway, for those who haven't read it before, I guess it can be quite good but in any case I really do recommend the 1995 BBC version.
The only good thing about this film is the soundtrack. Otherwise the film is an insult to Austen's great work, with its way too glossy, modern look, dialogue and style (costymes were off, hairstyles were off, way too much make-up, etc.). It still makes me sad to think that this mockery was made. It wouldn't kill the director to spend ten minutes on some historical and literary research, would it?
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!