“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.”
“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)
“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)
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)
It´s a great love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, but underpinning it all is this kind of love that runs this family, that makes this family operate in such a wonderful, absurd, amusing and exciting way. There´s such a great mix of characters. They´re kind of irresistible.
“Society, as a whole, starts with the family. If the family unit is not treasured and nourished, you know, everything is gonna got to pot. So I think we should take a leaf out of their book”.
“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.