Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Emma and Pride & Prejudice

I'm currently on a Jane Austen movie marathon. Lately I've been watching Emma and Pride and Prejudice over and over again. I wonder when I'll get sick of them!

I have the Gwyneth Paltrow 'Emma' DVD but I watched the Kate Beckinsale version on the Internet. Initially, I found a lot of faults with the latter because I was so used to Gwyneth as Emma and Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley. And it was weird seeing Beckinsale as Emma.

As for Pride and Prejudice, the 1995 version is really long! I'm only starting to watch Episode 3 now. I already have the 2005 movie on DVD, the one with Keira Knightley.

There is a lot of difference between the two versions. The girls in the 1995 version looked kind of weird at first because they were plumper and not so good-looking like the ones in the 2005 version. But their performance is unexceptional and I enjoy watching them.

How many movies are there that are based on Jane Austen's books? I know that there are movies on Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. I'll watch them later.


  1. Overall, I enjoyed the older P&P series more, but I loved the way the Keira Knightley version ended. Although I think that both ended slightly differently than the book?

  2. Interesting...I've just watched this movie called 'The Jane Austen Book Club', which gives a synopsis of sorts of all her books. Wouldn't mind watching 'Mansfield Park' and the others before reading the books!

  3. Charley: Is it the one with Colin Firth? I've watched it too and yeah, I liked it just as much as Keira Knightley's. Yes, they do end differently but I'm okay with both versions. :)

    KittyCat: I've watched that too! Hehe. Are there anymore such movies out there - like book club members who meet and discuss favourite books while also focusing on their own lives? Haven't watched Mansfield Park before, I would like to watch out for the DVD.


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