Monthly Archives: March 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies… VIDEO GAME

We’ve seen the book and the prequel. Soon to see a movie and a graphic novel. And now a video game?  Is anyone else feeling a little bit drained?  I love a good old zombie-killing game.  Particularly when it involves blood and my iPhone (or iPod Touch if you swing that way).  But this just seems like a waste of time Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls Book Preview

…And Women’s History Month
Directed by Charles Haines

As spoken about previously in other posts, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith (no attribution to Jane Austen) is a pretty exciting development in the P&P&Z saga starting to emerge.  However, nothing got me quite so excited about it as this video.  Continue reading

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If only the Pride and Prejudice characters were on Facebook…

And other P&P related boredom busters on Facebook.

In a Facebook-addicted world, it’s hard to imagine life without a profile, a list of friends and tagged photos.  This leads for a lot of social issues, but it’s quite interesting to speculate about what Mr. Darcy and Lizzy’s profiles would be like.  Well, as strange as it sounds, they’re already on facebook.  Continue reading

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1980 BBC Pride and Prejudice

NB: I haven’t been able to find whether this is 1980 or 1979 (differing accounts everywhere) but I believe it to be either the December of ’79 or the January of ’80 (I think the Jan of ’80 was the first English release?).

I hate the crude cartoon background on opening and crap font that they stick over it, as it seems cheap and really outdated (although can sort of forgive it for the latter considering).  In the current world of Avatar and $300 million productions, it’s hard to step back and consider the constraints on the director, Cyril Coke, due to time and technology.  Despite all this, I liked that the opening included a tribute to the original title “First Impressions” and it didn’t ruin the whole movie of about 5 and a half hours, in two parts. Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice Revisited BBC documentary

“Pride and Prejudice will still be read when people go on holiday to the moon.”- Ian McMillan (Poet and Broadcaster)

If you are enough of a fan to have read the book, watched the versions and to have stumbled on this site then you definitely want to see this half hour BBC documentary that was released in 2005 to match the release of the 2005 Keira Knightley version.  Beginning with the history of the novel, from when it was written, it then goes on to include clips from the BBC versions, Bride and Prejudice, the 2005 version and Bridget Jones’ Diary.  Continue reading

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Have you ever wanted to visit Pemberley…

without leaving your house?

And when I say “Pemberley”, the home of Mr. Darcy, I mean Lyme Hall, Cheshire- otherwise known as ‘that place they filmed in the BBC version’.  Well, now there is actually a way!  If you haven’t grown up in the third world, you probably know about ‘Google Earth’, a fantastic piece of software that allows you to see anywhere in the world via satellite images. 

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What happened before P&P? Lizzy’s diary- Jennifer Ehle

I accidentally came across a video on youtube called “Pride and Prejudice- Lizzie’s Diary, read by Jennifer Ehle”.   If you missed the video when it was up here, then I apologise.  The video actually had a really good picture of Lizzy and Jane as the platform for the audio.  Unfortunately, although the video is still about, I have taken it down as I was contacted by Jane Odiwe (complete Janeite and artist) via Twitter asking me where I found the video as the image is hers and they hadn’t gotten permission.  With that being said, if anyone knows where one can get a copy of ‘Lizzy’s diary’- I would be very grateful.  I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

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The best of Youtube Fan-Videos

Firstly, I have to apologise for the bulk of these videos being the 2005 Keira Knightley version, however most of the fan-made videos on youtube are made of clips from this version.  I have, however, endeavoured to include both the 2005 and the 1995 BBC version to give us some variety.  I chose these following videos based on originality, song choice, flow and however much I liked them. Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as too much?

You know you’ve read too much Pride and Prejudice when…

Is there such a thing as too much P&P?  Is it possible to be so sucked in to the novel that you will date no one but Mr. Darcy, thus ruining your chances of ever achieving romantic happiness?  I really doubt it is, however just in case this is, actually, true I’ve compiled some of the warning signs for you.  Continue reading

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So, where exactly is this Longbourn place anyway?

Many of the places in this novel are real, and yet many are fictitious.  These facts aren’t pointed out until you look into it and start matching up the locations on a map.  The anonymity of some areas is further suggested when Austen blanks out the names of towns with a “-“.  But where does the boundary between reality and fiction lie?  Most Pride and Prejudice readers will tell you that Longbourn is a completely fictional town in Hertforshire.  But is this really so? Continue reading

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