Posted by Gayle on July 13, 1998 at 19:27:53:
In response to Miss Bingley's "look" at the wedding, written by Roger V on July 13, 1998 at 00:04:30
(snip) but will remark that, in a production that is noted for all the "looks" people seem to give, the shot of Miss Caroline Bingley in the church was great.... she looked to me like she had just had just drunk a vinegar cocktail, and maybe had a bad case of piles also!
Well, Roger, you just cracked me up! Too bad I was eating supper when I read about the vinegar cocktail and the bad case of piles! When's the last time you snorted your ice cream while laughing??
I agree with all of you that the wedding scene might not have been entirely accurate in many respects (would D & E really have kissed in the carriage while riding off?), but I love it just the same. The filmmaker seems to have used the wedding to make a statement on several things, not just the various opinions of these marriages. I love the shot of Lady Catherine and Anne sitting home, all alone, disapproving of the match with poor Anne hacking away, sick as ever. And what a statement - to show the two of them as you talk about marriage being for the procreation of children!
Now, I've got a question for the group (goodness, I hope it's ok to post it here - I should probably be on the P&P2 board!). In that same scene, where the minister talks about the purposes of marriage, he mentions something to the effect of "a determent against sin" or "to avoid forication" or something like that, and we get a shot of Wickham sitting on the side of a bed and a female reclining on the bed. I say that the female is Lydia and this is a sort of "flashback" to the elopement. My husband strongly disagrees with me - he cannot get that female to look like Lydia, thinks it is another woman, and states this is proof that Wickham was not faithful to Lydia as he's already having an affair with another woman.
Any comments from the gang here??? Gayle
- Lydia in bed Courtney Lynne 21:28:13 7/13/98 (4)
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