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Cinco DeNio

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In Topic: Musical Mondays - Week 25 - Bride & Prejudice

Yesterday, 09:54 AM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 24 November 2017 - 07:17 AM, said:

I know this one!  It's so they could link to the director's previous film, Bend it Like Beckham!  Now it's Will Fights With Wickham (or some such nonsense).

Actually I have no idea.  I thought everyone calling Darcy "Will" for no good reason was off-putting as well.  It was like a "Remember he's WIll in the original so we'll call him Will even though everyone up to that point called him Darcy."

In Topic: Musical Mondays - Week 25 - Bride & Prejudice

Yesterday, 07:19 AM

I'm so corrupted by Musical Mondays now. I bought La La Land at Best Buy for $8.99 because I'm sure someone will pick it. I get the Blu-Ray, DVD and a digital copy so I will be READY when someone picks it! (And that someone will NOT be me! I already have my next pick well in hand.)

In Topic: Musical Mondays - Week 25 - Bride & Prejudice

Yesterday, 07:17 AM

View PostCam Bert, on 23 November 2017 - 04:00 AM, said:

You're right. I get simplifying Fitzwilliam down to Will, but Wickham makes no sense.


I know this one! It's so they could link to the director's previous film, Bend it Like Beckham! Now it's Will Fights With Wickham (or some such nonsense).

In Topic: Musical Mondays - Week 25 - Bride & Prejudice

21 November 2017 - 07:01 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 21 November 2017 - 06:46 AM, said:

It's also weird because the dude that plays Darcy is a Kiwi so it's not like they had a problem making him change his accent. Like if he was British then the colonialism would have really hammered home because Britain did colonize India. (Although I love the line where he's like "But I'm American" and Lalita says, "Exactly" or something like that lol I was too busy saying "Oh so worse" as she said her line lol.)

But I suspect it's seriously just to appeal to American audiences, because we just can't handle a movie without a white American dude in it??

I fear it's exactly that. Probably needed in order to secure Miramax's participation maybe? But then they pick a relatively unknown actor! So they shot themselves in the foot anyway because who's going to see it because of Martin Henderson? I think of Shakespeare in Love which was a wild success here and had American actors but doing British accents and participating in the period.

In Topic: Musical Mondays - Week 25 - Bride & Prejudice

20 November 2017 - 12:11 PM

View Posttomspanks, on 20 November 2017 - 12:06 PM, said:

At the wedding, Darcy tells his sister:

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Is it an insult to call someone a coconut? Or is this another nod/wink to Bollywood? What does it mean?

He's telling her to be who she is and stop trying to "fit in".

From Wikipedia:

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Coconut Named after the coconut, the nut from the coconut palm; in the American sense, it derives from the fact that a coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside (see also "Oreo" below). (US) a person of Hispanic descent who is accused of acting "white".[80] (US/SA) a black person who is accused of "trying to be white".[81] (UK) a brown person of South Asian descent who has assimilated into Western culture.[82][83][84] (New Zealand/Australia) a Pacific Islander.[85]


Also, this movie was SUCH a waste of Indira Varma! What was the point of her character?