“I was trying to find out what a man of Mr. Bingley´s means and age would do with his time, whether he´d work o have a job or anything, and they really didn´t. They were for walks and played cards in the afternoon…it was a weird period when men really do anything. He wasn´t in government, he didn´t have an estate so he really just had a big fat income and wandered round with it in his pocket. Basically, his aim is to get married, and once married to buy an estate and become a proper landed gentleman”.
“Apparently there’s an internet campaign to get the North American ending in the British version. Do you have a preference?
I think I prefer the version without the kiss. Only because I find it quite difficult to watch myself anyway. But I don’t know, I find it saccharin”.
“I first saw the assembly ball scene on a little screen, and I thought that it went on too long, it seemed to go on forever! But when I saw it on a cinema, I couldn’t get enough of it.
Audiences are so literate and read so quickly. You don’t need twenty eight shots to establish who likes who”.
PLEASE, don´t blame me for that commentary about Bingley. I do not always agree with the quotes I use and in this case I don´t think that his personality is a matter of “brain” but of character, education and environment. Anyway he´s lovely and so is Jane.
“Mr. Bingley’s sweet but he does not have a lot of brains. Jane is not too brainy either.”
(Deborah Moggach, Screenwriter)
“Camera tilting down here is an excuse to get us to Mrs. Bennet´s feet, but it tells the story of Mr. Bingley and Jane at the same time.”
(Joe Wright, Director)
“Women and men had to find ways of attracting each other and letting somebody else know, that was acceptable. And an awful lot of this would have happened on the dance floor. Dancing was absolutely central to their society in terms of finding a good husband and a good wife.”
He is here! He is here, he’s at the door! Mr. Bingley! Look. There’s someone with him. Mr. what’s-his-name. The pompous one.
Oh Lord! I shall have a seizure, I’m sure I shall.
Mary ! The ribbons, the ribbons !
Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley.
“I like the idea that behind closed doors they are a real family. They squabble and argue and talk over each other. But then anyone else comes to the door, inmediately they close ranks.”
(Joe Wright, Director)