Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Pride and Prejudice

A new film version of Pride and Prejudice is coming out. But there was a high-profile Bollywood version called Bride and Prejudice just last year. And not only was Bridget Jones' Diary an adaptation of the novel, but there was a straight-up BBC production of Pride and Prejudice also starring Colin Firth in 1995.

I think that, for now, we've seen just about enough of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

However, I would be open to seeing Stone Cold Steve Austin's Pride and Prejudice.

It should ideally consist of announcer Jim Ross screaming, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife!" And then Austin should give the Stone Cold Stunner to Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Vince McMahon, then stand on a turnbuckle and pour beer on his own face.


Blogger JPW said...

Not to forget, of course, the ultimate Pride & Prejudice, the 1940 version starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson (with screenplay by, would you believe it, Aldous Huxley, of Brave New World infamy) and which, in a sensible world , would be the greatest version of the franchise, rendering all other versions obsolete and unnecessary.

11/09/2005 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Marlene said...

Maybe it's just because I'm a girl, but I actually wouldn't mind seeing it. I hated the book;I can't stand Jane Austen. I think that with Keira Knightly playing Elizabeth though it might be tolerable. Maybe they'll put more obvious sexual tension and they'll update it with some bodices being torn off.

11/10/2005 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger SamuraiFrog said...

I did like the 1995 BBC version; Firth was born to play Darcy. But enough is really enough. You also missed that there was a modernized version a couple of years ago, too. And with some kind of weird 12 year-old boy called Keira Knightley playing the role, I'm really much too tired to see anymore.

Fuck, I'm sick of Jane Austen and her silliness.

11/10/2005 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger JPW said...

Firth was good but he still ripped-off Olivier in his impersonation.

11/10/2005 08:38:00 PM  

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