“You have to know what the rules are, you have to know the etiquette in order to rebel from it. She puts her elbow on the table, she slumps, she laughs without covering her mouth. It’s fun to know when your breaking the rules and when you’re not”.
“So many letters in a Jane Austen book, wich are difficult things to dramatise really. I think letters are really un-cinematic and quite boring in terms of film.”
(Joe Wright, Director)
The parlor from Longbourn House, featured in the June issue of British Dolls House and Miniature Scene.
Submitted by smallworldland.
Mr. Bingley´s lovely faces.
“Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. “
(“Pride and prejudice”, Chapter 3)
“Jane Austen always got much better with her father than her mother, just like Elizabeth Bennet. Her mother was a hypochondriac, like Mrs. Bennet and wasted a lot of money in Bath on quack doctors for imaginary illnesses.”
Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are tantalizing early prototypes for a Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy ideal of lovers as brainy, passionate sparring partners. That the world teems with fantasies of Mr. Darcy and his ilk there is no doubt. How many of his type are to be found outside the pages of a novel, however, is another matter.
“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.”