Saturday, February 23, 2008

More great Pride and Prejudice quotes

Sorry to be exclusive, but if you want to enjoy the quotes, you'll just have to see the movie.
"Shelves in a closet. Happy thought indeed."

"I shall overcome this! I shall!"

"No! no lace, Mrs. Bennett. I beg you, no lace!"

"And how are your parents? and your er, uh, your sisters? They are all in good health?"

"Only a little and very ill."

"I must confess, I encourage that, also."
And then there is the one about the flutterings and pains that Mrs. Bennett experiences. But I would have to have the movie right here to get that one right. As it is I have probably messed up several of those above. Let me know if I have. I had to return the DVD to the library last week after having already renewed it once.

Oh, and here's the favorite one among my girls.
"Wink at my daughter? Why would I wink at my own daughter, pray?"
Feel free to send me your favorites and I will add them to the list.


cattail said...

In this version of "Pride and Prejudice," Andrew Davies did a superb job of converting Jane Austen's indirect descriptions of conversations ("Here she was interrupted again. Mr. Bennet protested against any description of finery.") into direct dialogue: ("No lace, Mrs. Bennet!")

I have been a bit disappointed in the PBS/BBC versions of the other Jane Austen novels to date. All done by Andrew Davies, but his touch just hasn't been as good with the others. I thought that his version of "Persuasion" (my favorite among Jane Austen's novels) wasn't nearly as good as the movie that came out in the late 1990's. One problem was that the other programs have been only 1 hour 20 minutes, which just isn't enough. I'm looking forward to "Emma," though, on March 23.

My grandson's (almost 8) favorite part of the P&P movie is Mr. Darcy's letter-writing. After watching this scene with his mom, he demanded a quill pen and inkwell!

theMom said...


Do you have a Lutheran theology/life blog that used to be public and is now private? I, for some reason, have your name mentally associated with one I used to read periodically and can no longer get to?