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Pride & Prejudice on Film
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Pride and Prejudice has been adapted several times for film and television, notably:
  • The 1940 MGM adaptation starring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. The screenplay was by Brave New World author Aldous Huxley, and there were significant alterations made to pacify censors (Mr. Collins, for example, was no longer a clergyman).

  • The 1980 BBC Television mini-series starring Elizabeth Garvey and David Rintoul. This one was penned by novelist Fay Weldon.

  • The 1995 BBC/A&E mini-series directed by Simon Langston and starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.

  • The 2005 film version starring Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen.

  • Not a direct adaptation, but a playful "Bollywood" take on the tale, is director Gurinder Chadha's 2004 film Bride and Prejudice.

Have you seen any of these versions? Got a favorite? Or thoughts about what films can and can't do when adapting Austen? Tell us about it.

Message Edited by Bill_T on 06-01-2007 10:30 AM

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