P&P cast talks about their characters.
“I loved doing the dancing scenes, that what we did in rehearsals, we had three weeks of rehearsals which is completely unusual. We had live music so it was like we were in an actual ball. It’s incredibly sensual. That sexual chemistry between Elizabeth and Darcy is there, you almost don’t have to play it because it´s there in the dance.”
“Scottish Deerhounds are hunting dogs, as the name implies. Mr. Bennet could have used his dog for hunting several different types of animals. Of all the breeds that the director could have chosen for the Bennet’s family pet, this particular choice makes a statement about the Bennet’s position in society. While some people may have thought that the Bennets look shabby, or not wealthy, relative to other adaptations, this breed is one more illustration of their status and some measure of wealth.”
“The story of a woman who discovered the one person she can´t stare is the one man she may not be able to resist.”
“Jane Austen´s world wasn´t a large one, but she used it to make observations of human behavior that are as true today as they were then. She speaks to women in a way that perhaps men will never understand fully, wich is rather wonderful. She only wrote of her direct experience. And because she used, to a large degree, comic observation it makes her much more accesible that most classic writers.”
“If you will thank me, let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements which led me on, I shall not attempt to deny. But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you.”
(“Pride and prejudice”, Chapter 58)
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“Matthew Macfadyen finds a human dimension in the taciturn landowner Fitzwilliam Darcy that was missing in earlier, more conventionally heroic portrayals. Mr. Macfadyen’s portrayal of the character as a shy, awkward suitor whose seeming arrogance camouflages insecurity and deep sensitivity is more realistic.”
“Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ankles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.”
(“Pride and prejudice”, Chapter 7)