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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:50 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 15 November 2017 - 04:18 AM, said:

I've never read P&P but, in seeing what other adaptations there were, came across a couple that sound unusual and worth checking out. Would like your opinions on them and if they're worth watching. Also, I won't have time to read the novel before watching Bride & Prejudice but would it be worth reading before these (also the BBC "extra-smolder" ediiton)?

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I say you don't have to read the novel nor watch the 6 hour long BBC version but I do still highly recommend both at some point in your life lol.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:00 AM

Yeah, don’t worry about reading the novel, but it is very good. It’s no where near as intimidating as Wuthering Heights. It’s very charming.

I concur with Taylor, though. If nothing else, you should at least watch the miniseries at some point. But don’t feel like you have to for this. It’s not a complex story. I would suggest watch this first. If you like it, then watch the miniseries. And if you like THAT, then read the novel.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:28 AM

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Yeah, don’t worry about reading the novel, but it is very good. It’s no where near as intimidating as Wuthering Heights. It’s very charming.

I concur with Taylor, though. If nothing else, you should at least watch the miniseries at some point. But don’t feel like you have to for this. It’s not a complex story. I would suggest watch this first. If you like it, then watch the miniseries. And if you like THAT, then read the novel.

I've seen the Keira Knightly version and enjoyed it okay. Generally, I'm not a fan of any movie set in this time period for no real reason. Should I still plan on watching the miniseries at some point?

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:47 AM

View Postgrudlian., on 15 November 2017 - 07:28 AM, said:

I've seen the Keira Knightly version and enjoyed it okay. Generally, I'm not a fan of any movie set in this time period for no real reason. Should I still plan on watching the miniseries at some point?

That's an interesting reason to not like it lol. I'd say if you just don't like this time period then you're not going to like the BBC version.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:36 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 15 November 2017 - 07:47 AM, said:

That's an interesting reason to not like it lol. I'd say if you just don't like this time period then you're not going to like the BBC version.

I don't have problem with the period. I just start tuning out during so many relationship movies set then and I'm not sure why As I say I liked the Keira Knightly version andI liked the Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights. But a lot of the ones I've tried to watch were adaptations of the Bronte sisters and maybe it's their writing. I don't know.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:08 AM

View Postgrudlian., on 15 November 2017 - 08:36 AM, said:

I don't have problem with the period. I just start tuning out during so many relationship movies set then and I'm not sure why As I say I liked the Keira Knightly version andI liked the Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights. But a lot of the ones I've tried to watch were adaptations of the Bronte sisters and maybe it's their writing. I don't know.


Is it the empire dresses?

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

View Posttomspanks, on 15 November 2017 - 09:08 AM, said:


Is it the empire dresses?

It just isn't that flattering depending on the individual woman and her figure!

I mean, no, that doesn't factor in.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

I'm just gonna leave this here...


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 15 November 2017 - 04:18 AM, said:

I've never read P&P but, in seeing what other adaptations there were, came across a couple that sound unusual and worth checking out. Would like your opinions on them and if they're worth watching. Also, I won't have time to read the novel before watching Bride & Prejudice but would it be worth reading before these (also the BBC "extra-smolder" ediiton)?

Death Comes to Pemberley

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries


I haven't watched either of those. But curious to check out now.

I did watch Lost in Austen during my Austen adaptation watching spree (Taylor recommended to me on Letterboxd). I liked it a lot and binged it in one day because I have no self-control, lol. But that one is a mini-series too and is a P&P adaptation but with a twist.

Like Cameron said, it's not too complicated of a story. Bride & Prejudice may not be the best adaptation of P&P, but if you generally like the story then I'd say definitely check out some others.


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I've seen the Keira Knightly version and enjoyed it okay. Generally, I'm not a fan of any movie set in this time period for no real reason. Should I still plan on watching the miniseries at some point?

I'm the opposite, lol. Movies and shows in that time period are my jam.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

View Postkateacola, on 15 November 2017 - 09:48 AM, said:

I'm the opposite, lol. Movies and shows in that time period are my jam.


Is it the empire dresses?

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

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Is it the empire dresses?

LOL
Maybe a little bit

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:53 AM

View Postkateacola, on 15 November 2017 - 09:48 AM, said:

I did watch Lost in Austen during my Austen adaptation watching spree (Taylor recommended to me on Letterboxd). I liked it a lot and binged it in one day because I have no self-control, lol. But that one is a mini-series too and is a P&P adaptation but with a twist.

Omfg yes everyone should also watch Lost in Austen.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 15 November 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

I'm just gonna leave this here...


Finally got a chance to watch this video. I started cackling at the first few beats.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:04 AM

View Posttomspanks, on 15 November 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

Is it the empire dresses?

Like this? Oh, wait, that's the Chrysler Building.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:54 PM

Did anyone watch through the credits? Cause there is definitely a certain disgusting producer that pops up and now I don't know what to think...
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 07:04 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 16 November 2017 - 06:54 PM, said:

Did anyone watch through the credits? Cause there is definitely a certain disgusting producer that pops up and now I don't know what to think...


Like...in a cameo?
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

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Like...in a cameo?

The credits are just a reel of "bloopers" where the cast and crew sing along to one of the Indian songs and he pops up in one of them and I legit screamed "NOOOOOO!"

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:37 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 16 November 2017 - 07:20 PM, said:


The credits are just a reel of "bloopers" where the cast and crew sing along to one of the Indian songs and he pops up in one of them and I legit screamed "NOOOOOO!"

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Gross. Thanks for the head's up.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 16 November 2017 - 07:20 PM, said:

The credits are just a reel of "bloopers" where the cast and crew sing along to one of the Indian songs and he pops up in one of them and I legit screamed "NOOOOOO!"

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Yeah, gross. I had no idea.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:35 PM

Just finished watching this. Oh boy am I ready for tomorrow!

In the meantime enjoy this clip of KBell and John Kassir Off-Broadway in 2001.

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