Okay from the two adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
- BBC Mini Series: Pride and Prejudice (1995)
2005 film: Pride & Prejudice
Which one do you personally favour?
Personally I believe that Lizzie and Darcy had a stronger chemistry in the latest version (the scene in the rain...ahhh); not to mention the much improved quality of directing - the closing scene with the mist on the meadow where the protagonists declare their love is fantastic.
However, I believe that Jennifer Ehle played Elizabeth with alot more wit than Keira Knightley, with the perfect facial expressions. On the otherhand, Keira had more fury and edge about her.
As for Mr. Darcy... now that is a tuff one to call. Many ladies prefer Colin Firth and I cannot blame them as he is a rather dashing a sweet fellow - although I don't think many were too phased by this when the "wet - shirt - scene" was on. I have to admit, I think Matthew Macfadyen was better... it was something about those intense blue eyes and abnormally large forhead that pulled me in. Plus I think he was slightly cute when furious.
Also, I think that Donald Sutherland wasn't as dry and sarcastic as Benjamin Whitrow...
Oh and Mr. Whickham was much more charming in the earlier version than the 2005 one... (no offence to Keira - now dating the guy - but Wickham II needed a haircut).
I think we can all safely say that the beautiful Rosamund Pike played the part of Jane miles better than the original.
In conclusion... well, I cannot possibley choose actually.