I have been absent minded since Mother's day. John gave me as a gift the movie: Pride and Prejudice. I have seen this movie only when the Oxygen channel runs it and I have seen parts and pieces of it and I have understood somewhat the dialog of the movie only due to their heavy British accent. So, I was so so excited that John remembered that I really wanted to see the movie with subtitles so that I could understand what that heck was the problem between Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy and why Lydia's elopement with Mr. Wickham marriage and annual income was fixed by Mr. Darcy. But of course what Mr. Darcy and Lizzy were saying to each other but mostly what Mr. Darcy said to Lizzy when he proposed to her twice! If you understand what I'm trying to say, you know my drift!
So, I finally watched the movie after two tries! The first time there was so much going on I couldn't concentrate. So, after seeing the movie, I had more questions than answers. It was a great movie, but I needed to know more, so, when I get into something it consumes me. I went and bought the book, only $6.95 at Barnes 'n Nobles thank goodness! It took me 4 days to read it and I will have to agree with all the reviews of the 2005 movie based on this book that they left out a lot of stuff, so what do I do next: I rent the 1996 version of the book. But this is not a movie, is the SERIES!!!!!! with Colin Firth and there is not one single bad review that I could find. Anyways, Colin Firth is the same guy that played, again, Mr. Darcy in the Bridget Jones Diary movie. After I watch this series, I'll rent Bridget Jones and watch it with subtitles, I understand Bridge Jones is the modern day version of Pride and Prejudice.
So, after all of this, I blame John. Poor him. I sat him down and talked about the difference between the book and the movie that HE also saw with me until I was satisfied talking to him about it. All he could do was laugh at me for my ridiculous new found love in Jane Austen's novel. I will probably read another book from Austen's collections. It only takes one book for me to read the authors whole collection. Silly me, but I love it!
I don't really like romantic movies much, love action movies and my latest favorite is Quantum of Solace, (James Bond) I love car chases! However, most romantic movies are so full of explicit stuff it takes the innocence out of it, so, when I run into movies like this, I love it. Another one of my favorites, thanks to John is "Ever After" is another version of Cinderella telling story. -Sandra.