“Macfadyen’s Darcy is wounded, boyish, broken. Stiff with inhibition, his face misshapen, his eyes eerie distant chips of light blue, he is magnificent. His sexuality is far more understated than Firth’s, but no less powerful.”
“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)
“Perod costumes? It wasn´t the first time. It´s part of being an actor dressing up. The costumes were made exactly as they were at that time. They were great, make you walk and move in the right way.”
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’m going to play Darcy as a droopy cartoon dog which won’t be difficult, because that’s what I look like!”.Then he laughs, which is something that Mr. Darcy would never do. At least not in public.
“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.”
“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)