I’ve referred Jane Austen before (View from Pompidou and Vanity vs. Pride), so by now you already know I really appreciate her work. “Pride and Prejudice” was actually the first novel by her that I read and I remember I enjoyed it so much I bought “Sense and Sensibility” and “Mansfield Park” the following day. Today I felt like bringing you Pride and Prejudice, the TV Series, which was already mentioned by our guest author DarkJade when he reviewed The King’s Speech. Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle were, in my honest opinion, absolutely brilliant and completely successful in the very hard goal of paying tribute to a stupendous literature work.
Já vos referi a Jane Austen (View from Pompidou and Vanity vs. Pride), pelo que não será novidade para vocês que aprecie bastante o seu trabalho. “Orgulho e Preconceito” foi na realidade o primeiro romance que li dela e lembro-me de ter gostado tanto que comprei “Mansfield Park” e “Sensibilidade e Bom-senso” no dia seguinte. Hoje achei que vos podia trazer Orgulho e Preconceito, a série de tv, que já antes foi mencionada pelo nosso autor convidado DarkJade no seu post The King’s Speech. Colin Firth e Jennifer Ehle foram, na minha honesta opinião, absolutamente brilhantes e muito bem sucedidos na difícil tarefas de prestar tributo a um estupendo trabalho literário.
Steve Schwartzman said:
Does the photograph show a monument to the works of Jane Austen?
Here’s something not many people would know about Colin Firth. A few years ago He was living in Maple Ridge, a community just outside Vancouver. He tried to get a job with a local theatre group and they wouldn’t hire him. That particular theatre group has a bad reputation of not letting new people into their act. Tut Tut. V.
Ahaha I had no idea, thanks for sharing! They must regret that decision till today because he’s a hell of an actor!!
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Brilliant Series… Own it, and The Film… Have Watched the Series over and over again… The Film is also very good… Colin Firth is Remarkable, one of My Favorite Actors
And Jane Austin, what can you say, My Favorite Writer is Shakespeare, So you can Imagine I Esteem is Quite High for Jane Austin… Though I’ve never actually read any of her Books, that’s mainly because I’m not all that much of a Reader… Whenever I start to Read a Book, I find myself telling Myself I need/should be Writing something of My Own, Lol
Great Post Ana… Brilliant Series
Ahaha I had no idea you weren’t that much of a reader.. I guess I always imagined the opposite but that’s funny that you think you should be using your energies to write something of your own 😉
I kind of sucks actually, Lol… There’s so many Amazing Books out there… But when ever I try to read, I either get sleepy, or, like I say, start thinking I should be Writing, Lol
I have to tell you though, I “Love” being Read to… Many years back someone Read “Hitchhikers Guided To The Universe”, and “Interview With A Vampire” to me, and I just loved it.
It’s funny, cuz they say the Best Writers are Serious Readers… I’ve tried to not let that bug me, Lol… I will say, I think the Best Way to Learn Grammar, is by Reading… So my Grammar would probably be better if I read more, Lol
My Brother wants me to Read The Third “Game of Thrones” Book with him, so I’m going to give that a Go, Lol
I have read more than 6 of Shakespeare’s Plays though, but that’s mainly because I’ve Acted in 6 different one’s, Lol… He is My Favorite Writer… But most of My Reading was in School, where they Made you read, Lol
I’ll take that as a Compliment that you Assumed I Read A Lot, Hee Hee
But now that I’m a Full Time Writer, maybe My Mind will relax and just let me Read, ha
Actually I enjoy reading very much and I would read even more if I had more time. And I totally agree with you, reading really helps with grammar. When I started learning English my grammar was terrible and I remember I got better when I started reading in English. It was one of Harry Potter books (because I couldn’t wait for the translated version!) and I had to constantly look words up in the dictionary but it was worth it. I still make some mistakes, but at least nowadays people can understand what I’m trying to say
Yes, Your English is Very Good…
I have a Harry Potter Book sitting on My Bookshelf as we speak, I think My Sister Loaned it to me many moons ago, Lol
As you might guess, I didn’t Read it, Lol
As I just don’t read much, Lol
I wish I would though, Books are Amazing
And I just can’t do the “Digital Book” Thing, if I’m going to read, it’s going to be a Physical Book, Lol
A Book that I did Read and Love, when I was a Teenager I think, was “The Sword of Shannara”… Loved that book… Terry Brooks went on to Write many more in the Series, I read the Second One “Elfstones of Shannara”, but didn’t like it at all… And never read the rest of the Series… But I hear that it is good.
I have this DVD at home(alongside a scary number of BBC costume dramas). Embarrassing to admit how many times I’ve seen this BBC production – my favorite ever ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (I didn’t like the Keira Knightley version at all). I adore being able to watch these lavish productions of all my favorite classic books. Thanks for the post!
Moray Letham said:
Absolutely BRILLIANT !! BBC did a wonderful portrayal of the characters in the novel, remember when it was first aired, waiting eagerly for the next weekly instalment 🙂 bought the tape when it was released, a pleasure to watch every time!!
Yes they did a great work! Ahaha When it was first aired I didn’t even know Jane Austen (I was 5) but when I watched it for the first time I remember thinking about the ones that, like you, had to wait for the next episode because it must have been very difficult
Janko Bračič said:
I like the tv series Pride and Prejudice, too. However I didn’t watch it for a long time.
Recently I have seen the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414387/
with Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy but in my opinion the tv series is much better.
I’ve seen the movie too and I still prefer the series =)