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Pride and Prejudice’s 200th anniversary – Australian news roundup

The Pride and Prejudice 200th anniversary was a public holiday in Australia (a day in lieu for the Australia day on the Saturday), and when I came back to work on Tuesday my sub-editor handed me Page 6 and Page 7 of The Sydney Morning Herald’s weekend ‘Spectrum’ (you can see some of it here).

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Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)
1996 Novel- Bridget Jones’s Diary- Helen Fielding

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another part falls to pieces.”

This book/film is neither true to pride and prejudice, nor meant to be, and yet includes many similar aspects transposed cleverly to the modern screen.  As a contemporisation of P&P it is, quite assuredly, a shamble- but as a representation of a modern-day woman, combining entertainment with emotion and strong characterisation on Zellweger’s behalf, it is almost perfection. Continue reading

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