The Making of "Pride and Prejudice" (BBC)
13 journalers for this copy...
Sent to fellow-BXer as RABCK. As dear Elizabeth said, it has "delighted me long enough".
But I know the perfect BCer to send it to. It will stay with me for a few months and then I'll send it to a certain BCer.
Thanks very much!!!
The interview with Colin Firth was interesting, too. And just now I realized, that Colin Firth's character of Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones Diaries is the same type, down to the name and story! (fanfiction?) And was it in the film or in the book where Bridget watched Pride & Prejudice on videotape and waxed on about Mr. Darcy? I can't believe it took me that long to get that joke!
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Into jellycats Big ellow English Bookbox
Will send to fsr44 as soon as I get her address.
Sending off to antof9 in hopes that her tastes are more sophisticated and less gutterbound than mine. ;)
I'm thrilled to have this -- and oddly comforted. I had a conversation just 2 days ago with my mother-in-law, who had just seen the newly released version of the movie in the theatre. She was telling me I had to go see it, that it's the most romantic movie she's ever seen, and then she started to tell me the story. She started with "5 daughters," and I interrupted. "I've read the book," I said, surprised. She went on, "and it's SO funny. I was really surprised." I interrupted again, "Mom, it's one of my. all-time. favorite. books!" And then she said she'd never read it. WHAT?! My MIL reads a milliondybillion books a year, and she's never read P&P? Moreover, she doesn't appear to know that it's a (capital C) Classic?! I told her it had been a gift to me in 3rd or 4th grade, and that by the time I had to read it in Advanced Placement Junior English, my copy was dogeared (and I couldn't believe it was a school assignment!), but she still didn't seem to "know" the book! It's still a bizarre conversation, but she says multiple times that I need to see it. So I tell her that 1. I'm a fan of the BBC version, and don't really need a remake, and 2. I've heard they changed the ending, and I can't fathom why they'd do that when A. it's a classic, and B. it already *has* a happy ending. Again she demonstrates a total disregard for the --legacy-- of this book, by acting as if none of that is important at all, and reiterating that I need to see it.
Sorry, but someone who hasn't read the book and doesn't even seem to "know" it, doesn't get to tell me to watch the new version of the movie!
Anyway, I'm excited to read this but am leaving on a business trip tomorrow so will read it when I get back (I only take books with me on trips that I can leave once they're read, that way the suitcase comes home lighter).
In addition, I was glad to see that the outside of the envelope said: There are no squirrel related items in this package. I promise! and then a second note below that: Note: This is how NICE people send a package :)
Anyway, thanks for sharing this one, and I'll feel very Jane Austen-y as I drink some lovely looseleaf tea that came in the package with it :)
(pictured: 2 of my favorite teapots -- a Christmas one I found this year, and my BIG one from Poland -- I used them for a Christmas birthday-party-tea a few weeks ago for my MIL and my BIL's MIL when we had a joint December birthday party)
I started this journal entry fully 3 hours ago. I thought I'd start by posting my comments on the current P&P movie, so I went to my blog and started searching for my review. And
Look below: I've even copied the sweet PM I received from keksi2 because I was going to say something about the very kind PM I got, after writing to her and apologizing for my delay in keeping the book!
Alright, I need to go to bed. So I'll write the real entry another day :)
The sweetest PM from keksi2
I´m glad you´ve enjoyed it and I do hope you´re not worried about keeping
it for a while, as I sure don´t mind.
Clearly I should be banned from bookrings! Alas, it's been in a stack of books waiting for me to write journal entries on them. *sigh* Really. Ban me from your bookrings now.
...and here I am writing another.
Well, I loved this book [of course you did, Ant -- you kept it for almost an entire year!] and I can't believe I didn't immediately journal on it after I read it [because you're lazy!]. I can even remember where I was sitting when I read it! [sure, you remember that, but can you remember to send a simple bookring on to the next person waiting for it?] But what do I write about it? [you kept it all this time and can't even write an interesting journal entry? What's WRONG with you?]
Well, let's see. I'm with FSR44 -- I think more dirt would have been more interesting. However, I am a fan of the pictures of the actors in street clothes, working on their lines or a dance. I thought the part about location scouting, etc. was very interesting, and it reminds me of the time I worked for a Branch Manager and we were asked if a tv show could be shot in our space. My manager said no, and to this day, I'm disappointed.
I was fascinated by the casting descriptions, and especially charmed by the page on Lucy Davis (as Maria Lucas). She seemed so sweet and unspoiled that it made me smile :)
And then there were the actors' comments on the dance rehearsals:
Lucy Briers: "It was like the first dance class at drama school, where the girls giggle and the boys try to look butch while skipping a figure-of-eight."
David Bark-Jones: "I came to understand with certainty that the expression: 'Practice makes perfect' applies only to people with one left foot and one right."
Thanks again for sharing this with me. Makes me think it might be time to see it again :)
Off to nikel27 with profound apologies all around.
Good reading, thanks for sharing with me
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EnJoy the book !!!
Thanks for sending it, nikel27!
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Sent this off to polly-w today!
Enjoyed reading it a lot (though sometimes it was a bit too detailed for my taste..) - especially the look behind the curtains...
I always like seeing how something is done, the little secrets behind the result...
I think the page with the original photos of the cast was great..I couldn't imagine that the actor who played Mr.Collins actually looks quite likeable in real life! :-)
During reading, I quickly decided that I would buy the book for myself because I absolutely have to have it in my Jane-Austen-collection but then, two days later, what a SURPRISE, I got it as a birthday present! A friend of mine, whom I had told about it last Monday, "changed" her plans for my birthday present - and now there it is!
I will send the book to dschinny next week.
Will send it on as soon as I have chich's address.
27.2. Sorry for the delay. It's on its way to chich today.
I'm absolutely addicted to anything Pride & Prejudice (sounds familiar?) so I read should this pretty quickly:-)
Thanks so much for starting this ring keksi2!
March 15 update: I've just received hshah's address and will send her the book this afternoon.
This is letter B for my ABC Challenge 2007.
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Along with a few books, this one is going to a children's charity in mumbai.