Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice

DVD - 2004
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Jane Austen's witty and romantic novel springs vividly to life! This realistic production truly captures all the nuances of the 18th century life among the English gentry, a society obsessed with profitable marriage contracts.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004
ISBN: 9780790770277
079077027X
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Pride 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (265 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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EuSei Sep 22, 2015

This rendition of Miss Austen’s book is the closest to the story. There are a couple of changes for which I could not account, but they don’t cause any damage to the story per se—as some other renditions have done. I’m also not crazy about Elizabeth Garvie as Elizabeth Bennet; she is very cute, but her constant dear-in-the-headlights expression was distracting at times. I also don’t think she captured Lizzie’s profound distress upon receiving the news of Lydia’s elopement—which, at that time, would have meant disgrace and social alienation to her entire family. Comparing this with the 1998 version I realize how much Colin Firth copied David Rintoul’s interpretation of Fitzwilliam Darcy! Still, an excellent story that should be watched by young women so they can understand how pampered and lucky they are.

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priscilla_46
Feb 11, 2014

I must disagree with the Description of the book. The Misses Bennett were far from eligible. First, their father had little or nothing to provide as dowries. Second, as Jane and Elizabeth well knew, their family's boorishness was dragging them down in society and adding to their ineligibility.

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johncruse
Feb 10, 2014

NOT CLOSED CAPTIONED

xjchen Sep 09, 2012

the best of all versions.

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swyckl
Jul 11, 2012

I enjoyed this very much. Well presented. Strong story. Well acted. If you love a non-fiction story using fiction names and places describing what it was like to live late 1800's you will love this story. That is what Jane Austin effectively preserves in her verbatim of the rules of love and the societal class system which existed. It represents what limited options females were allowed in society. Women were unable to follow a career, go to school. Women could only marry to secure their future. They had to try to marry the riches man possible to insure they did not starve or be homeless. The marriage they picked secured the future for their children too. There was no birth control then. If a female risked pregnancy out of wedlock, she was abandoned left to die and so was her child. Thank god, the present society in North American has advanced since then and women have more options.

rainbow0 Jan 06, 2012

To me, this film version is the best because it is the most faithful to the book and the characterisations intended by Jane Austen (thanks to Fay Weldon). The atmosphere and action in Andrew Davies' version (usually considered the best) feels modernized to me, whereas this one seems more true to the early 1800s.

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EuSei Nov 24, 2015

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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