November 26th, 2013: Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Pride and Prejudice

Cast and Crew: Julia Sawalha, Lucy Davis

What It’s About:   Elizabeth Bennett (Jennifer Ehle) meets a gentleman above her station, Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) at a ball, and it is hatred at first sight…but first impressions aren’t always everything…

Why Watch it Today?:   Mr. Darcy is introduced to the Bennetts through his friend Mr. Bingley, who purchases a home in the area.  The Bennetts first meet Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) on this date.   While a five-part mini-series might be out of our normal purview, this classic adaptation of Jane Austin’s novel is worth breaking the rules for.

In lieu of a trailer, the first part, with a Russian guy talking over it, that all-purpose method of translation:

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