Faced with this prejudice, and wary of the responsibility that comes with writing a review on “a great national treasure,” as British screen writer Deborah Moggach called Pride and Prejudice in the production notes. She too realized that, “you mess with it at your peril.” As a disclaimer, it should be noted that it has been accurately said, “Hell hath no fury like a women scorned.” My fellow female classmates have already sent off their warning volleys and I lay next to my own ‘Lizzy’ every night in my most vulnerable state...
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...hip; it is about romances of all types—whimsical, pragmatic, calculated and the lack there of alike. Therefore, due to time and space restrictions, Wright is unable to give as complete a snapshot of English society caught between Enlightenment and Romanticism as Austen is. This being said, and as mentioned above, I feel this was the right choice for the current generation’s attention span.
Wright and crew have definitely come together to create an accessible version of the epic-length classic that brings the reader up close and personal with both the period and Austen’s much loved characters. The passion, the wit, the casting, the costumes, the players and the set are all superb. So, from an unjustly judged closet romantic and Austen lover, I give this film two big thumbs up. Next to Much Ado About Nothing it is by far one of my favorite romantic comedies.
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