Everything Austen Challenge- Movie Pride and Predjudice
2005 Movie version IMBD link
Directed by Joe Wright
Screenplay by Deborah Moggach
Based upon the book by Jane Austen
Released Nov 23rd 2005
I have read many reviews of this movie with objections of Keira Knightly playing Elizabeth Bennett. I have to say, I am not a huge Keira Knightly fan, but I thought she performed her role as Elizabeth Bennet well.
The other characters were well-cast as well. Rosamund Pike made a lovely Jane. Although he’s no Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadden played a respectable Mr. Darcy. Mr. Bingley made me giggle. Simon Woods looks like such a goof.
I felt that the main characters, Elizabeth Bennett, Jane Bennett, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley all showed the proper character development. Mr. Darcy’s cold, impersonable side, melting at Elizabeth’s fiesty, spirted, free-nature. Mr. Bingley beinging kind of a dolt and Jane being too nice.
I thought the movie did not disappoint as they often can. I still prefer the BBC mini series version….I think it’s Colin Firth. Still good though!
Here is how my progress is going on my Everything Austen Challenge!
1. Austenland by Shannon Hale -Read July 2009. I’ve wanted to read this for a long time and along comes a perfect challenge!
2. Pride and Prejudice BBC Miniseries -I’ve seen this a few times, but I don’t remember it fully. It’s always worth another viewing.
3. Pride and Prejudice 2005 Movie Adaptation -I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast the two movie versions of the novel. I was going to reread the novel, but I’m not sure how much Pride and Prejudice I can take!
4. Emma by Jane Austen -Of all the Austen novels, I remember this one the least, so I picked it to re-read.
5. Emma Movie Adaptation -I’ve started, but never finished this movie. Again, I thought to compare and contrast would be interesting.
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith -I have nothing to say other than…curiousity has finally got the best of me. My biggest problem is the comment from the back; “…transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.” To which I say “Hey!!!” A little cheeky considering Jane Austen is still listed as an author…
7. Sense and Sensibility Movie Adaptation -1996 Version with Emma Thompson-Yay for free movies. I have NEVER seen this so it will all be new to me!
8. The Jane Austen Book Club Movie -Again a free movie on my TV. I hadn’t even heard of this but I read the description and it sounds good!
9. Becoming Jane Movie -YAY! I wanted to go see this in the movies but my husband flat out refused. Now it is FREE!!!!! Of all of the movies I am most excited about this one.
10. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre – How can I resist? If I am going to read Pride and Prejudice and Vampires, how can I leave this one off
11. Northanger Abbey Movie Adaptation- Never seen it, should be cool.
12. Mansfield Park Movie Adaptation- Haven’t seen this one either.
13. Bridget Jones’s Diary Movie- Extra Credit 🙂
I’d love to add a book to this mix of movies. Still looking for one to peak my interest!
Thanks again to Stephanie for hosting this fantastic challenge!