The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
Pride & Prejudice
A romance ahead of its time.
Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.
I don't really have much of a reason for why this movie doesn't deserve five stars. Joe Wright's direction is superb and the film is simply gorgeous. The performance are all top notch, with Keira Knightley especially bringing the thunder. The story is surprisingly intriguing, and I actually found myself rooting for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth to get together. So, I guess if I had to give a reason why this doesn't get five stars, it would have to be the complete lack of dueling in the film. At least one duel would have kicked the film up a notch. Someone get Jane Austen on the phone and tell her we need more dueling.
Pride and Prejudice has been my favorite book since I first read it at the age of eleven. Since then, I've watched every film and mini-series adaptation, and Joe Wright's version rings in at number 2. The top spot has to go to BBC's 1996 mini-series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. That version is absolutely perfect and wonderful, but it's too long for more than once a year for me. In between, I like to watch this version because it's beautiful, easy to digest, and focuses on arguably the best parts of the story.
The cinematography is what makes this version so special and riveting. Seemingly small and insignificant moments feel passionate and…
about half way through this austen adaptation, elizabeth and darcy meet under these huge roman columns, amidst the pouring rain, with the verdant rolling english countryside surrounding them, when darcy utterly blindsides elizabeth by - of all things - proposing! then they proceed to argue vociferously. elizabeth informs him that he's basically the last man on earth she would ever want to marry. and yet, before darcy storms off, they share such an erotically charged moment that it puts many an overt filmic display of lust to shame.
see, that's the thing about austen. she wrote about propriety, decorum, rules, and manners, but underneath it all she was also concerned about romance, love, and individual desire.
this film captures the…
A fantastic modern take on a Jane Austen classic, which handles its subject material with grace, humour and respect. You'll notice that not one character kisses in the UK cut of the film.
I've watched this many a times due to my mum, but some part of me has a great respect for it and it is very watchable.
Excellent Austen adaptation.
Too bad someone decided to cast that anorexic walking jaw.
When will the world realise that that woman can't act?
She completely drags this beautifully shot and otherwise well acted film down.
Part of my Double Feature Challenge
Watching this immediately after seeing the 1940 original, I couldn't help but notice the differences first. Of course, this version was shot in color and on location in England, not in B&W on a Hollywood studio lot. It leaps into the action much more quickly, too, not bothering to define the individual characters of the five Bennet girls before setting them in contact with the wealthy Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods), his aloof sister Caroline (Kelly Reilly) and the proud, brooding Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen)
Mr. Bennet is played by Donald Sutherland, which seems to suit both the actor and the part. His humor is low key, subtle, but obvious, with an added dimension of…
Lovely adaptation *warm fuzzy feelings in overload*
this always changes me
Stunning, truly brings Austen to life.
for the third time this year, god dammit
I'm not entirely sure it was supposed to be that funny... and this Mr Darcy felt a little bland, but then he's just not Colin Firth. I didn't have as many genuine complaints as I expected though so I'm calling this a success, however I still don't think I was the best person to watch it with...
When you watch The Lizzie Bennet diaries and work your way backwards through the history of Pride & Prejudice.
Pride and Prejudice was one of my life's watershed movies. Sometimes it takes a captivating film to get a young, easily enamored and absolutely impressionable young lass to read the original work. I'm only ever slightly ashamed to admit such was my case.
Although I often laugh at Mark Twain's remarks on Jane Austen (including but not limiting themselves to an amusing: "Jane Austen? Why I go so far as to say that any library is a good library that does not contain a volume by Jane Austen. Even if it contains no other book."), I cannot relate to them. My amusement is more at the intensity of his hate for such a woman than seeing my own resentment reflected…
My mom's favorite movie.
this is the most beautiful movie in the world and its the only movie i ever watch.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Complete list. :-(