Lizzie and Jane.
“And now she´s come home and home is different (after Mr. Darcy´s first proposal). Her whole view of the world and her family and herself has shifted. And she can no longer be honest and open with her sister, with Jane. The drifting apart of Jane and Elizabeth (2). And here, finally, Jane´s got her back to Elizabeth (3). Think about that scene under the covers (1) and this is where we´ve got to in their relationship. And they are completely dislocated from each other. (After Mr. Bingley´s proposal) These two are back together again (4).”
(Joe Wright, Director)
“Pride & Prejudice” gives Elizabeth several showy scenes. But it is Elizabeth’s rejection of Darcy’s overture, a confrontation that unfolds in a downpour and was filmed in a day, that Keira Knightley singles out as her favorite sequence.
“Oh! you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like people in general. You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life.”
(“Pride and prejudice”, Chapter 4)
“My object then,” replied Darcy, “was to show you, by every civility in my power, that I was not so mean as to resent the past; and I hoped to obtain your forgiveness, to lessen your ill opinion, by letting you see that your reproofs had been attended to. How soon any other wishes introduced themselves I can hardly tell, but I believe in about half an hour after I had seen you.”
(“Pride and prejudice”, Chapter 58)
“You can’t ask for a better part than Elizabeth Bennet. So if you give an actress who is even remotely good the chance to play a fantastic character like that, they are going to revel in it. They really are.”
“Astonished and confused, scarcely dared lift her eyes to his face, and knew not what answer she returned to his civil inquiries after her family. Amazed at the alteration of his manner since they last parted, every sentence that he uttered was increasing her embarrassment; and every
idea of the impropriety of her being found there recurring to her mind, the few minutes in which they continued were some of the most uncomfortable in her life.”
(“Pride and prejudice”, Chapter 43)
“The most difficult was the scene with Darcy where it’s talking and dancing at the same time, and you know, you do it once, and it’s difficult enough to remember the steps, and then they do it and they take the music away, so that you’ve got to say the lines, so you can get the lines, you’re trying to remember what the music is and say the lines, and you’re trying to work out when you can say the lines, because wait a minute now I move away over here, and you’re over there.”