I recently saw Pride and Prejudice and enjoyed it a lot. It was very stylish with excellent attention to the details of dress, manner, and location. There was superb acting-Kiera Knightly in particular was excellent, but the whole casts shines in this classic period piece.
It makes me think back to the film Metropolitan, where Jane Austen is a subject of conversation between the characters Tom, who could be a stand in for Mr. Darcy (Matthew Mac Fadyen)-a decent if socially awkward hero, and Audrey, the heroine of the film. The villain is a socially successful character names Rick Von Sloneker, and could very well be a stand in for the rake Wickam. It’s a compelling story where true love wins in the end. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It would be interesting to go back and watch the Emma Thompson version from the 90s (directed by Ang Lee) and compare the two. In addition, there was a great cinematic sequence at a ball in which the camera track back throughout he ball showing several different characters engaging with each other during the ball-an impressive sequence. A thoroughly well done romance, in which I didn’t cringe once throughout the film-perhaps a first for a romance.