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Posted by Raphael on September 29, 1996 at 00:42:52:
: We are not the only ones who have found P&P2 addictive. The
: following is from one of those many movie guides that come out
: each year.
What an extraordinary coincidence! I just happened to be in a
bookstore this very evening looking at the exact same publication.
For those who count S&S, Emma Thompson, and Kate Winslet amongst
their -- harrumph -- addictions, not only did they get the blessing
of a cover photo, but the ratings were equally as luzuriant: Sense
and Sensibility received a glowing five stars.
Posted by Suz on September 29, 1996 at 01:01:31:
"A month in the country" will be playing on the new Sundance channel Oct 1 9:30am, 8:30pm Oct 2, 6:30am PST. On some cables and satlellite dishes. If someday you want to review this film.
Posted by Donna on September 29, 1996 at 01:16:10:
: "A month in the country" will be playing on the new Sundance channel Oct 1 9:30am, 8:30pm Oct 2, 6:30am PST. On some cables and satlellite dishes. If someday you want to review this film.
I would, but thats the west coast I am the east coast. Is this a good movie.
Posted by Joan, too on September 29, 1996 at 01:21:15:
: 6) Many individuals were induced against their will by subversive messages
: in the program to read classic literature. Some were incapable of stopping.
This is indeed a most serious symptom - anything that would induce masses of people to do such an un-cool thing must certainly posess the strongest of addictive tendencies!
Joan, too (who is also helplessly ROTFLOL)
Posted by Matthew on September 29, 1996 at 05:38:32:
: : Amy. Every time i try to follow a link to your questionnaire, an error message comes back saying it doesn't exist.
: : How can i get it, and submit my answers? Hope you can help. - Matthew -
: How wierd! And my browser says that that item contains no text.
: Well, fortunately, Dana and Tamar listed the questions in their response, so here they are again:
: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
: : 1) Name- Matthew Taylor
: : 2) Occupation- Teacher ("Between positions")
: : 3) When you first saw P&P2- January, 1996
: : 4) How did you find out about it? Article in newspaper or TV Guide
: : 5) What interested you in seeing it? I had loved Jane Austen since i watched P&P1 in 1979 - the series i most wanted to see again on television!
: : 6) Have you read the original novel? Yes, several times. Have read all of Jane's novels. Most recently Emma.
: : 7) If so, before or after seeing the movie? After seeing P&P1, i think it was about 1980
: : 8) Favorite character(s) (other than Lizzy or Darcy-as liking them goes without saying.)Easy one : Mr Bennett! Elizabeth and her father are my two favorite characters in all of literature!
: : 9) Favorite scene/sequence - Darcy's first proposal. A very emotional, painful scene to watch, but some of the most astonishing acting i've ever seen, on both parts. Ms. Ehle conveyed more depth and feeling with just her eyes than most actors could manage with pages of dialogue.
: : 10) Most awkward scene to watch (or not watch because you feel so embarrassed for the
: characters involved)- The unexpected meeting at Pemberly. I squirm every time for Elizabeth and Darcy. Very uncomfortable!
: : 11) Other Austen films viewed- P&P1, P&P0, S&S, Northanger Abbey (still waiting for Emma and Persuasion!)
: : 12) Anything else you would like to share (interests, marital status etc...)- Single, seven and thirty, new to computing, radio operator, degrees in Education and Psychology, favorite author..........Jane Austen! (Duh!)
Posted by Amy on September 29, 1996 at 07:15:40:
: Incidentally, another interesting departure in this very scene that
: Andrew Davies took was that Lizzy was far sharper at seeing between
: the lines of the letter, as it were, and not being quite so caught up
: in the relief. In the book, she is nearly as elated as Jane, and only
: in the aftermath is she struck with the fact that all is not as it
: seems. While at once reliefing the characters in a more discernible light
: Davies is more kind to Lizzy in giving a sharpness of wits most welcome
: by her ardent fans.
Posted by Amy on September 29, 1996 at 08:15:34:
Filmography of director Mike Newell:
1.Donnie Brasco (1996)
2.Awfully Big Adventure, An (1995) (with Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman!)
3.Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
4.Into the West (1992)
5.Enchanted April (1991)
6.Common Ground (1990) (TV)
8.Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
9.Good Father, The (1987)
10.Dance with a Stranger (1985)
11.Blood Feud (1983) (TV)
12.Bad Blood (1981)
13.Awakening, The (1980)
14.Man in the Iron Mask, The (1977) (TV)
15.Childhood Friend, The (1974) (TV)
Polly Walker (Lady Caroline) filmography:
1.Emma (1996) .... Jane Fairfax
2.Robinson Crusoe (1996) ... aka Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1996)
3.Roseanna's Grave (1996)
4.Restoration (1995) .... Celia Clemence
5.Sliver (1993) .... Vida Warren
6.Trial, The (1993) .... Leni
7.Journey of Honor (1992) .... Cecilia ... aka Shogun Mayeda (1992)
8.Patriot Games (1992) .... Annette
9.Ao Fim da Noite (1991) ... aka Bis zum bitteren Ende (1991)... aka To the Bitter End (1991)
10.Enchanted April (1991) .... Caroline Dester
11.Equilibristes, Les (1991) .... Helene Lagache ... aka Walking a Tightrope (1991)
12.Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, A (1990) (TV) ....Mme. Dumont
13.Lorna Doone (1990) (TV) .... Lorna Doone ... aka Silent Voice (1987)
I list Walker's credits because she played Jane Fairfax and has been in a lot of pretty big movies, but I like Lottie and Rose best.
Usually I subconsiously pick a character in a book or movie fairly early on in the story and identify with him or her. If the link does not come quickly or naturally then has to become conscious. In this case I had to conclude I was a combination of Nettie and Rose. I love how Nettie breaks free of her codependency and her husband loves her the better for it. That's how they tell you it's supposed to happen in Al-Anon, and I am sure, how it does work, when everybody wants the end depicted in this movie.
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 08:47:42:
>> I think this sounds like fun. One question though, is
there a time that you normally get together to do this?
I will miss the 10/13 session as I am going to the beach for
a week and unfortunately don't have a laptop to take with
me. I will, however, be taking P&P2 to fill in my evenings.
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:02:18:
1) Name- Anne
2) Occupation- Computer Software Customer Support/Programmer
3) When you first saw P&P2- Jan 96
4) How did you find out about it? Ads on A&E
5) What interested you in seeing it? Ads on A&E
6) Have you read the original novel? Yes
7) If so, before or after seeing the movie? After
8) Favorite character(s) (other than Lizzy or Darcy-as liking them goes without saying.)
Mr. Bennett (more in the movie than the book) and the Gardners (in both the
movie and the book).
9) Favorite scene/sequence - has to be the evening at Pemberly
with the LOOKs (one when Lizzy is playing and the other when
Lizzy has gone to help Georgiana by turning the pages).
Second favorite scene is the meeting at Pemberley.
10) Most awkward scene to watch (or not watch because you feel so embarrassed for the
characters involved)- Netherfield supper scene
11) Other Austen films viewed- P&P1, Sense & Sensibility, Emma
12) Anything else you would like to share (interests, marital status etc...)-
Single, 2 dogs, large video/book library filled with a variety
of subjects but gathering more JA titles.
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:06:02:
: Yes! But I've always thought of them as carousel horses.
Oh please no, I collect carousel horses and they are *much*
prettier than the Bingley sisters.
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:16:49:
: I think it is the lack of pornography that makes Jane Austen so popular. Personally I am tired of seeing people intimate. Its much more exciting to see people crazy about eachother but showing restraint or doing the right thing.
>> I agree. I enjoy watching old movies where any sex was implied.
I remember thinking in one movie that "if this were made today now
we would have a shot of them rolling around in bed." The original
was much sexier because it was left to the viewer's imagination.
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:23:04:
Did anyone else notice that when Darcy returned to Rosings after
being rejected by Lizzy, he came up the steps into the house and
then went upstairs to write the letter to Lizzy. However, when
he looks out of the window you see the outside steps and he looks
to be on the ground floor. -- Just something that keeps bothering
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:28:25:
: : Ann2:
: : Whenever the building of Rosings is sightable your eyes seek out the windows to Darcy´s room, it`s on the right wing(if someone out there is not so deep in it as I am.
: Well, then, have you noticed that although Darcy has to go upstairs to get to his room, when the camera looks at it from the outside it appears to be a downstairs room?
: Joan, too
Just posted the above thought before reading down to this
entry (see Interesting Architecture at Rosings).
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:34:07:
: Would anyone please help me to find out how to subscribe to it, too?
Me too, me too!
Posted by Amy on September 29, 1996 at 09:40:40:
Send mail to Queen Robin at
Tell her why you like Colin
Posted by Anne on September 29, 1996 at 09:46:05:
Columbia House Video has the Amanda Root version for $24.95.
Critics Choice Video has the BBC version (1971) - 2 cassettes -
for $22.77 til Oct 1, $29.95 thereafter.
800-367-7765 (item # SAFOX008394). They also have the
Amanda Root version but it is $95.95.
Posted by Ramona on September 29, 1996 at 09:50:40:
: : : Ann
: : : And was Lydia a virgin when she ran off with Wickham?
: : Shocking thought! ;-)
: : Joan, too
: Not soooo shocking, really. Lately, seeing the scene in P&P2 where Denny introduces Wickham to the Bennet sisters, I notice something a tad too familiar in his voice and his look when he says, "And Miss LYDIA Bennet." Just how well did Lydia know all the officers? Had Denny been talking to Wickham about the regiment groupie's "easy manners" before running into the Bennets in Meryton? I would imagine so. And then when Kitty and Lydia are on the swing flirting with the officers, it seems inappropriate somehow. You can see Lydia's leggings for Heaven's sake. By the way, are we supposed to assume wearing red leggings is the Regency equivalent of wearing racy lingerie. I wonder Lizzy or Jane didn't try to put a stop to the whole activity.
Which puts me in mind of the fact that Jane and Lizzy are definitely the parent figures in the household. Why in one of the earliest scenes when the Bennets are walking home from church both Lizzy and Jane try to subdue Lydia after her snort/laugh. From the earliest I would imagine they looked after their sisters since it was of little matter to the parents regarding any imprudent manners. If only it would have made a difference in Lydia's case. But lost virtue is irretrievable.
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