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Written by Diana
(1/11/2004 8:26 p.m.)
I am interested in the differences in tone in the way the book and the movie each opens. The book opens with the very comical paragraph about how a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife. This paragraph sets up the comic tone of the whole first chapter, making the book seem as though it will be more of a comedy than a romance.
The movie, on the other hand, opens with the scene of Bingley and Darcy racing across the countryside, seeing Netherfield and debating on whether Bingley should buy it, then racing off again while Elizabeth watches. It is a beautiful scene of the English countryside with a lovely musical soundtrack, but this scene seems to emphasize more the romantic aspect and not the comedic.
I'm curious to see if there are more of these differences in tone. Although AD as screenwriter stayed fairly true to the plot, did he change the tone of the movie (or of specific scenes) from that of the book?
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