Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pride & Prejudice
Less of an adaptation and more of an interpretation, this film contains a lively script, gorgeous cinematography and talented cast.

Summary: In Georgian England, Mrs. Bennet raises her five daughters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia with the purpose of getting married with a rich husband that can support the family. They are not from the upper class, and their house in Hertfordshire will be inherited by a distant cousin if Mr. Bennet dies. When the wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy arrive in town to spend the summer in a mansion nearby their property, the shy and beautiful Jane falls in love for Mr. Bingley, and Lizzie finds Mr. Darcy a snobbish and proud man, and she swears to loathe him forever. This is the beginning of their wonderful love story.

Script: Deborah Moggach
Directed by: Joe Wright
Length: Approximately 127 minutes
Release Date: 23 November 2005
Hair & Make Up Designers: Fae Hammond
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran
Soundtrack Composer: Dario Marianelli

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Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet

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Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy

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Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennet

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Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. Bennet

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Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet

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Talulah Riley as Mary Bennet

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Carey Mulligan as Kitty Bennet

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Jena Malone as Lydia Bennet

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Simon Woods as Mr. Bingley

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Kelly Reilly as Caroline Bingley

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Tamzin Merchant as Georgiana Darcy

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Claudie Blakley as Charlotte Lucas

Sylvester Morand as Sir William Lucas

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Rupert Friend as Mr. Wickham

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Tom Hollander as Mr. Collins

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Judi Dench as Lady Catherine de Bourg

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Rosamund Stephen as Miss Anne de Bourg

Cornelius Booth as Colonel Fitzwilliam

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Penelope Wilton as Mrs. Gardiner

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Peter Wight as Mr. Gardiner

  • Mrs. Bennet: Oh, my goodness. Everybody behave naturally. 
  • Mrs. Bennet: Have you no consideration for my poor nerves? 
    Mr. Bennet: You mistake me, my dear. I have the utmost respect for your nerves. They've been my constant companion these twenty years. 
  • Caroline Bingley: I can't help thinking that at some point someone is going to produce a piglet and we'll all have to chase it.
  • Jane Bennet: He is just what a young man ought to be. 
  • Netherfield Butler: A Mrs. Bennet, a Miss Bennet, a Miss Bennet and a Miss Bennet, sir.
    Caroline Bingley: Oh for heaven's sake, are we to receive every Bennet in the country? 
  • Mr. Bennet: Well, if Jane does die, it will be a comfort to know she was in pursuit of Mr. Bingley.
    Mrs. Bennet: People do not *die* of colds. 
    Elizabeth Bennet: Though she may well perish with the shame of having such a mother. 
  • Charlotte Lucas: Not all of us can afford to be romantic, Lizzie. 
  • Charlotte Lucas: What on earth have you done to poor Mr. Darcy? 
    Elizabeth Bennet: I have no idea. 
  • Jane Bennet: Oh, Lizzie, if I could but see you happy. If there were such another man for you.
    Elizabeth Bennet: Perhaps Mr. Collins has a cousin

Links of Interest:

Visit our Pride & Prejudice (2005) Photo Gallery!

Pride & Prejudice [Music from the Motion Picture]
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Trailers & Clips:

Pride And Prejudice Trailer HD

My Music Video:

Pride & Prejudice 2005 Themes

1 comment:

  1. lovely I love this film, and the book! =)