A film that “powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart“ – Official synopsis
It is Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen in the 1800s and directed by Joe Wright… but it’s not Pride and Prejudice. Don’t fear, if you loved the 2005 Pride and Prejudice adaptation, then you’ll most likely love this as the Jane Austen and Regency literature connections are never ending.
I actually like this 2008 song. It’s a bit too cheesy, a bit too country and a bit too girly-girly for my usual tastes, but something about it makes me sing along to the chorus and get a bit wrapped up in the fairytale. (I also find watching Kanye West parodies very funny.) However, this post is based on a bit of a rumour I have heard being repeated around. Basically, friends of mine have mentioned that Taylor Swift used Pride and Prejudice as inspiration for her chart-topping song ‘Love Story’… but what truth is there in this? And why does it range from people saying she has ripped off 2005 P&P to saying that it’s nice she included Mr. Darcy?
I absolutely love blogging for you, however not only is there a huge (and fantastic) fan base for Pride and Prejudice and Austen related things, but there are a tonne of information-crammed sites out there that are definitely worth taking the time out to view, particularly if you are a devoted fan. Continue reading
“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
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
Twilight- Stephanie Meyer (2005)
(Confused? I sure as hell am)
Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice
Known as the “Hollywood” Pride and Prejudice or ‘that Keira Knightley one’, this is most likely the most mainstream P&P out there. Putting aside the fact that many people dislike Knightley, or ‘Pouty Mc Pouty’ to quote a most beloved Aunty, there is a beautiful aesthetic quality about Wright’s P&P that doesn’t fail to make me sigh every time I watch this version. There are stunning costumes, some absolutely gorgeous venues and scenery, the lovely Macfadyen as Darcy and Dario Marianelli has composed a lovely soundtrack that has graced my white iPhone headphones as of late. It truly is a masterpiece.