Tuesday, March 13, 2007
P &P. . . .
Curse you blogger, it makes me not want to post as much when I don't have a cool picture to post. Ah for the primitivism of livejournal--where the purists hang out-(well not the REAL purists. They only write in real journals or keep sketchbooks using primitive implements known as pen and paper. ) But seriously with livejournal things are not so visual. Perhaps that is why Blogger is more Catholic. Because it is visual.
Jen called me up last night and asked if my kids were in bed yet and did I want to walk over and watch the new P&P with her which I had promised to do ages ago. Once my chirren (Mary's word--she needs to copyright it) were in slumberland I walked over and we brewed some cinnamon tea and watched Keira Knightley sulk about the screen.
Okayokayokay, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. AND it was nice to see some of the perks of a bigger budget, nice costumes, artsy music, etc. Jane was also prettier. Yeah way prettier. I'll give you some nice visuals here.
Old Jane vs. New Jane. I'm sorry but Jane is suppsoed to be the really "hot" Bennet sister. New Jane fits the bill much better. Old KK--however I thought was a dissapointement as Lizzie as she only was remotley good when she was copying Jennifer Ehle. More visuals here. Old spirited Lizzie vs. pouty vampire Lizzie.
I was "bewitched body and soul" by the little romantic license. Having Darcy in profess his love in a downpour is much more romantic than the stuffy drawing room. BUT at the end of the day I felt the film hijacked all the romantic parts of P and P and none of the substance. The acting performances in the A&E version were far superior and that always wins.