If you love Mr. Darcy...

curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
Sorry ladies I couldn't help myself. I love Mr. Darcy... always have. I recently gave a speech on why Jane Austen is the best romance novelist that ever lived (IMO) and I used this video as a light hearted intro. I hope you enjoy. Not to mention those curls and waves he's got :toothy7:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4JGXxmzPHo
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  • The Dark QueenThe Dark Queen Posts: 105Registered Users
    ...and who doesn't love oh-so-sexy Mr. Darcy?!

    hahahahahaha... that's so brilliant! Love it! Thanks for the link. That made my night.

    You know, I've only seen the latest "P&P" film, but I never saw the Colin Firth one. Gasp, I must watch now :wink:
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The comments are hilarious.

    That's was great ... but!

    Why, oh why did the leave the part out when he takes a dip in the pond? I actually thought they were building up to that. So it was a bit, anti-climactic to me.
  • shellynotshellynot Posts: 1,140Registered Users
    too funny! i've actually never seen that version of pride and prejudice...i need to.
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  • KindredGhost1983KindredGhost1983 Posts: 1,187Registered Users
    I never saw that version either. But I looooovvvvve Jane Austen!
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  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    OOOHHHH, Colin Firth is my favorite Mr. Darcy. I also like the Sense and Sensibility with Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, and Emma Thompson....I love period pieces... I am feeling a spin-off thread....
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    wild~hair wrote: »
    The comments are hilarious.

    That's was great ... but!

    Why, oh why did the leave the part out when he takes a dip in the pond? I actually thought they were building up to that. So it was a bit, anti-climactic to me.

    I agree... I was thinking it would be used in the video... I love the part where he is walking in the field before giving elizabeth his letter where his jacket is blowing in the wind. So I'll live without the dip in the pond scene.

    If you haven't seen this version... you must!! Be warned it is 5 hours long...
  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    Speaking of Mr. Darcy. Has anyone ready Mr. Darcy takes a Wife (and I think there's one before it). I'm not sure about this whole new-writers-writing-sequels (or prequels or companions) to famous works. While I dearly love Gone with the Wind, Scarlett is not quite right and I recently read Rhett Butler's People and it didn't jive with my take on Rhett, nevermind the fact that the author decided to rename his mother (even though her name had been mentioned in GWTW, a little basic research is needed!). There's also a new authorized prequel to Anne of Green Gables out.

    Just wondering if anyone had checked it out.

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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    KookyCurl wrote: »
    There's also a new authorized prequel to Anne of Green Gables out.

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    Oh, do tell more????
  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    KookyCurl wrote: »
    Speaking of Mr. Darcy. Has anyone ready Mr. Darcy takes a Wife (and I think there's one before it). I'm not sure about this whole new-writers-writing-sequels (or prequels or companions) to famous works. While I dearly love Gone with the Wind, Scarlett is not quite right and I recently read Rhett Butler's People and it didn't jive with my take on Rhett, nevermind the fact that the author decided to rename his mother (even though her name had been mentioned in GWTW, a little basic research is needed!). There's also a new authorized prequel to Anne of Green Gables out.

    Just wondering if anyone had checked it out.

    P.S. curlygirlyme I love your signature! I also want a hippoputamus for christmas. No crocodiles or dinky tinker toys.

    I've never read any of the "spin-offs" of P & P. I tried to once, I can't remember the name of the book, but it was too strange. I don't mind the language of Austen's books because that was the language of the time when her books were published. For people to write that like that now is too contrived for me.

    I would rather read a modern re-telling like Bridget Jones'.
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    I haven't read the Anne prequel I just saw it in the store and I know it was an authorized novel for the 100th anniversary. It's written by an author from Nova Scotia so at least it'll be Canadian. It's about her life before she goes to the orphanage.

    There's also a prequel movie in the works that is totally unrelated to the book by the person who wrote the original screenplay.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    KookyCurl wrote: »
    Speaking of Mr. Darcy. Has anyone ready Mr. Darcy takes a Wife?

    I haven't read it, but that's a pretty infamous book. The author specializes in softcore romance novels. She was writing one that was set in the Regency period, andthen decided to rename the characters to fit Pride and Prejudice so it could be marketed as a sequel. Of course, it really has absolutely nothing to do with Jane Austen's work, aside from the names and the time period.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Thank you for that!! Colin Firth will always be the best Darcy to me!
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  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Colin Firth is so gorgeous!! I want to have his babies!lol
  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    Colin Firth is so gorgeous!! I want to have his babies!lol

    I'd say that too, only I've had my quota of babies. :laughing7:
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I can't stand it when my sister uses that line about any guy she thinks it hot... but I would make an exception here. I would have Mr. Darcy's babies :lovestory:
  • MarMar Posts: 3,004Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oh,that we could all have a Mr. Darcy....
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    Does anyone know how many people have played Mr. Darcy? If we can make a list I'd like to know which one you think it best. I don't think I saw the newer version with whats-her-face... you know the one who was in Atonement (which I liked her in very much).
  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    Does anyone know how many people have played Mr. Darcy? If we can make a list I'd like to know which one you think it best. I don't think I saw the newer version with whats-her-face... you know the one who was in Atonement (which I liked her in very much).

    Colin Firth tops them all:)
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  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
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  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    Here are some more:

    1940
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    And a clip from the 1980 mini-series:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADA4YTsu-kI
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    Do you know who this guy is in the 1940 he looks like someone I've seen before.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Colin Firth gets my vote for best Darcy.

    I can't even remember the dude who played him opposite Keira Knightley.

    Okay, here he is: Matthew Macfadyen

    Matthew-Macfadyen-as-MrDarcy.jpg

    He's alright, I guess. Still not Colin Firth.
  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    Do you know who this guy is in the 1940 he looks like someone I've seen before.

    lawrence olivier (sp?)
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  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    wild~hair wrote: »
    Colin Firth gets my vote for best Darcy.

    I can't even remember the dude who played him opposite Keira Knightley.

    Okay, here he is: Matthew Macfadyen

    Matthew-Macfadyen-as-MrDarcy.jpg

    He's alright, I guess. Still not Colin Firth.

    Hmm...if that's Mr. Darcy from the 2005 version, who's picture did I post? Bingley? Oops:tongue5:
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    Now I wanna see the 1940 version. Aldous Huxley wrote it. I'd love to see the Brave New World authors take on Austen. Esp. since the tagline is When women t-e-a-s-e-d men into marriage. Classic. And Ann Rutherford as Lydia!
  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    KookyCurl wrote: »
    Speaking of Mr. Darcy. Has anyone ready Mr. Darcy takes a Wife (and I think there's one before it). I'm not sure about this whole new-writers-writing-sequels (or prequels or companions) to famous works. While I dearly love Gone with the Wind, Scarlett is not quite right and I recently read Rhett Butler's People and it didn't jive with my take on Rhett, nevermind the fact that the author decided to rename his mother (even though her name had been mentioned in GWTW, a little basic research is needed!). There's also a new authorized prequel to Anne of Green Gables out.

    Just wondering if anyone had checked it out.

    P.S. curlygirlyme I love your signature! I also want a hippoputamus for christmas. No crocodiles or dinky tinker toys.

    I read the abomination known as Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife. It reads like poor fanfiction (y'know, like the bad ones that preteens write about Harry Potter, Buffy, Star Trek, etc.). I'll admit I'm a little prudish, but if sex scenes are well written but aren't the sole focus of the story, I can really get into the novel.

    Colin Firth is by far my favorite Darcy. My mother rented the videos to watch with me, and she rarely makes a comment about my own father looking handsome, but she said that Colin Firth was really, really handsome. I agree :D.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    KookyCurl wrote: »
    Now I wanna see the 1940 version. Aldous Huxley wrote it. I'd love to see the Brave New World authors take on Austen. Esp. since the tagline is When women t-e-a-s-e-d men into marriage. Classic. And Ann Rutherford as Lydia!

    I think it's still on Youtube. I like Olivier and Greer Garson (Lizzie), but I couldn't watch past the first 10 minutes. It just strikes me as incredibly fake and flouncy, although I'm sure that others would find it charming. Also, the characters are all wearing 1860s-style costumes borrowed from another movie because of budget problems, and that wound up really distracting me.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    KookyCurl wrote: »
    Now I wanna see the 1940 version. Aldous Huxley wrote it. I'd love to see the Brave New World authors take on Austen. Esp. since the tagline is When women t-e-a-s-e-d men into marriage. Classic. And Ann Rutherford as Lydia!

    I think it's still on Youtube. I like Olivier and Greer Garson (Lizzie), but I couldn't watch past the first 10 minutes. It just strikes me as incredibly fake and flouncy, although I'm sure that others would find it charming. Also, the characters are all wearing 1860s-style costumes borrowed from another movie because of budget problems, and that wound up really distracting me.

    It was pretty bad: and having Lady Catherine ending up being good and helping Darcy to get Lizzy really made it barf-worthy.
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  • noellenoelle Posts: 377Registered Users
    Love the Colin Firth/BBC Pride and Prejudice!

    Another BBC production worth watching is "North and South." Script and acting are outstanding.

    Persuasion (1996 version) is very good too. Not a flashy movie, but the script is very true to Austen and it is beautifully acted.
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    noelle wrote: »
    Love the Colin Firth/BBC Pride and Prejudice!

    Another BBC production worth watching is "North and South." Script and acting are outstanding.

    Persuasion (1996 version) is very good too. Not a flashy movie, but the script is very true to Austen and it is beautifully acted.

    Not to be confused with one of my favorite TV mini-series "North and South" starring Patrick Swayze and James Read based on the novels of John Jakes (I love John Jakes:love4:). It can get pretty cheesy at times (it was the 80's after all!

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