Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cleansing My Romantic Palette

Having currently watched The Painted Veil and Atonement, I needed something to bring me back to happily ever after. Both are excellent films with fantastic writing, but my poor romantic soul is crushed. So to resuscitate the poor thing, I'm taking this foggy bitterly cold morning to watch Pride & Prejudice. Uplifting, heart shatteringly beautiful. It fills my heart with joy at the ending every time. I don't buy a lot of movies like my husband. I usually don't need to watch the same film over and over, but this one is a classic. Excellent writing, wonderfully acted, beautiful scenery and love. Love unlike any other. I have the greatest respect for the BBC version though I do not own it. I do own the Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen. It's shorter but it still does the story justice. Okay it's playing now and I have to concentrate so my heart gets the full effect.


Merry said...

I love the Colin Firth/ Jennifer Ehle version of Pride & Prejudice, but you're right, it is long, so it's necessary to plan a big chunk of time to sit down and watch it all.
My favourite Jane Austen, though, is Persuasion. And as far as televisual versions go, I like the one with Ceiran Hinds as Captain Wentworth. Definitely a feelgood film!

Hope your cookies tasted great, and lifted you out of the dead car doldrums!

Sandie Hudson said...

Hi Amanda
Ohhh I love Colin he is my all time fav Mr. Darcy.

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