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P&P in Motion

Please use this thread to discuss the many film and television adaptations of Pride and Prejudice.  This is a very spoiler-friendly thread :smileywink:

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Let's see, I have four versions - the classic Laurence Olivier/Greer Garson film, the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth A&E miniseries, the old BBC version (think it was a miniseries), and the Keira Knightley film.  The A&E miniseries, for me, is the definitive version, but of course they had five hours to work with.  It was also written by the wonderful Andrew Davies, who has done so many wonderful adaptations of classics.  Even though the old Garson/Olivier movie is rather loosely adapted, I still love it.  I especially love Edna May Oliver as Lady Catherine!  And her part is probably the greatest departure from the novel, where she conspires with Darcy to trick Lizzie into refusing to say that she will not marry him.  Love it! Great cast, including Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan, and Ann Rutherford.

 

I've seen a lot of other adaptations, or movies based on the novel.  I enjoyed a Bollywood version called Bride and Prejudice.  And of course there is Bridget Jones' Diary, complete with Colin Firth as Darcy!  There was one version I wasn't crazy about, about Mormon kids.

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Austenland  A new film based on Shannon Hale's novel opens some time this fall (I think).  There are elements from most of the novels but the one it draws on most is P&P.  I picked this up a few years ago as a NOOK Daily Find and really enjoyed the way the book was organized - around the heroine's ex-boyfriends in chronological order!  Can't wait to see how it was adapted - it had really positive reviews at the film festivals.

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Melissa_W wrote:

Austenland  A new film based on Shannon Hale's novel opens some time this fall (I think).  There are elements from most of the novels but the one it draws on most is P&P.  I picked this up a few years ago as a NOOK Daily Find and really enjoyed the way the book was organized - around the heroine's ex-boyfriends in chronological order!  Can't wait to see how it was adapted - it had really positive reviews at the film festivals.


And then there's Midnight in Austenland, which should be made into a movie, too.  It expands the characters played by Jane Seymour and Amanda Coolidge quite well while also managing to introduce a murder mystery into the plotline.