Sanity Break… Let’s Discuss Mr Darcys

Tired of politics? Me too.

Join me in my Mr Darcy distraction break. I know I’ve written and posted something similar in the past, so forgive the repetition.

Mr Who? Gurl, please.

Watch the YouTube video below for a brief synopsis of “Pride and Prejudice,” even if you’ve memorized the book, like I have, it’s a fun 4 minute video.

https://youtu.be/5Nm61IoNdHg

👆🏼Look at all the Mr Darys. I hear the producers of “Poldark” and “Victoria” are remaking “Pride And Prejudice” as a series for ITV. I don’t know who they’ve cast. They haven’t asked how I feel about this, but it’s okay with me.

Lifetime achievement for best Mr. Darcy of all time goes to…👆🏼Colin Firth, a 5 sigh review.

☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

That’s it.

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Sorry, Matthew McFadden, also quite good, deserves a 4 ☺️☺️☺️☺️ rating. The film was beautiful. The cinematography breathtaking. Keira Knightley (too much smokey eye makeup) as Elizabeth Bennet popularized the story for a new generation. But… my problem with the movie was the alteration of Austen’s words, and the extremely lame last scene. The audacity, changing Austen’s words…

“You have bewitched me body and soul.” ~ Not Jane Austen

👆🏼This quote drives me crazy’s. People often use the quote, thinking it’s a line from the book. Those words are from this film, not the book. Read the book. 👇🏼

 “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me forever.” ~ Jane Austen

Austen’s book doesn’t need tweaking. Austen’s romance is subtle, humor dry, big on irony. It’s a funny book.

“It is the truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want a wife.” ~ Jane Austen

One of English literatures preeminent first sentences. IMO

👆🏼❤️ Colin’s BBC mini- series was the closest to the book… except: there is no Mr Darcy swimming in the book. 👇🏼

👆🏼The lake scene did not happen in the book, but I’m willing to overlook that alteration.

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There have been many remakes of Pride and Prejudice, and many variations on the story.

👆🏼Mr Darcy, Sam Riley, (in blue), from “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” was good… although a bit young for my taste.

3 ☺️☺️☺️ for the Zombie version Darcy.

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Sir Lawrence Olivier was a victim of circumstance. His was the worst (and first) film production of Pride and Prejudice. The costumes were from the civil war era, the story was not Austen’s, and the rest of the casting was way off. Through no fault of his own, he’s disqualified. I’ll still give him 2 ☺️☺️… because he is Lawrence Olivier.

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David Rintoul… meh 😶

Mr Darcy played by Matthew Rhys in- “Death Comes to Pemberly” 😐

Lame casting and all around mediocrity- to be expected with a fan fiction re-telling.

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Colin Firth was so perfect in the role he was cast as Mr Darcy a second time, in “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” an excellent modern day variation.

Again: ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

I feel better. Can I just say- read the book.

5 thoughts on “Sanity Break… Let’s Discuss Mr Darcys

  1. Thank you Thank you. Confusion reined this morning when we discovered, late, that the clocks had gone back an hour while we slept. Yes a huge thumbs up for Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy. Such style. 6 Sighs from me.

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