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Written by Caroline
(1/23/2013 9:12 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Evidence please?, penned by Adrian
Mathea's opinion that P&P3 isn't exactly the most historically accurate portrayal, and that at least some of it is pandering to other interests and expectaions is shared by many people including myself, and when the movie came out, I tried to research as much as I could about the intentions of the director. Fortunately for me, my copy of the DVD contains the "directors narrative"- which is a complete run of the film overdubbed with a blow-by-blow account by Joe Wright of what decisions he made and why he made them. They can be summed up in just one idea- the whole of his intent was to show of the beauty of his ladies- all of them. Almost every decision, from the blue decorated walls to set off the rosy tones of their skin, to the color of their dress ribbons and the light of the moon through the window, was designed to create a setting that showed them to best advantage. He doesn't actually say, " I put historical accuracy aside in order to make Elizabeth look sexy and wild", but he might as well have.
All this doesn't necessarily mean that history lost out every time. But there are times when it is put on the back burner, and Lizzie's hair could well be one of them.
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