Wednesday, June 21, 2006



Anonymous Tallu said...

Yah - ummm - mmmmeeeeee

Tending to my queue now.

How's come romance is only for the young?

10:46 AM  
Anonymous yaye said...

Top o' the Q, my friend. One warning: it's like crack to a lady. And we are ladies. Where's my frock?

11:39 AM  
Anonymous yaye said...

Supporting proof that it is crack for the ladies:

Note those who say they watch it EVERY DAY.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous lyfrome said...

And what is Colin Firth, chopped liver?

Perhaps I am an old fogey, but in regards to the austinbabes dept. I think Emma Thompson could mop the floor with ms. knightly. i could be wrong.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous yaye said...

Since you ask....

Colin Firth is no chopped liver, my friend - he's quite the tasty morsel, in fact. However, I have never seen HIS Mr. Darcy other than the Bridget Jones variation. I've added the BBC version to my Netflix queue (how I'm going to slip it past my husband without incurring excessive verbal abuse remains to be seen), so I'll file a report at a later date. I hear the clinging wet breeches and shirt are something to behold.

As for Mr. Matthew Macfadyen...I'll try not to swoon...there is no comparison. He is off the Austenboybabe chart. The deep, mellifluous voice, for criminy's sake! Tall, substantial, boyish, with electric blue eyes...uh, I don't want to make anybody spit up, so I'll stop there.

But really, it's the whole cinematic experience of the new Pride & Prejudice that sweeps me away. It's simply the most intoxicatingly romantic movie I have ever seen. This is probably how some people feel about Gone With the Wind (a movie that has never had a similar impact on me).

In addition to Austen's perfectly structured story and deliciously witty prose distilled into a delightful, insightful, even-handed script, the visual beauty of the movie is absolutely breathtaking - rich and muted, intimate and panoramic. The score is stunning, convincingly period, and astonishing in its joy, passion, delicacy and heartaching beauty.

As for Emma v. Keira. No contest. Of course, the magnificent Ms. Thompson is superior. But that's not a fair comparison - Keira was just born in 1985 - she's barely started the maturing process.

I have to say that I really think Ms. Knightley is a revelation in this movie. I never thought all that much of her, was cynical about her ability to handle the material, and was blown away by her performance. She infuses the role with all the intelligence and mischief I could ask for in an Elizabeth Bennet. She's luminous.

This movie is crack. I shut up now.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous LR said...

I stand corrected... I guess I assumed since she was The Flavor Of The Month for a while that P&P was just a "vehicle" for her to cash in on the Us magazine covers. But Yaye has high standards and I must defer to your better, if crack influenced, judgement.

I cannot speak to mssr. macfayden's mantastic status....

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and BORN IN 1985!?!?!?!
That's the line that made me spit up.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Tallulah of the Moors said...

1985???? We was just getting started in 1985....curses I'm old again. I went to my local rental place as my netflix queue is filled with others, and while I would love to place it at the top I am overrun with testorone here. Anyway, back to the rental place in my supermarket, they had Syrannia BUT NO P&P!!!! God damnit! They had every frickin' Nascar documentary and stupid horror film and stupid gamer stuff....but nothing for me. This is the issue with livin' in nowheresville. My hormones say, that after watching Garden State...I must see this film. My (Parco) Yaye, wants to discuss and I'm afraid she's gonna have to wait.

However, Colin Firth.... yummy yummy yummy I've got bugs in my tummy (oh wait that's from what a mid 90s Disney film ) Christ I'm frickin' old.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous yaye said...

Yep, 1985.

I think the Flavor of the Month assumption was justified - and I shared it before I saw the movie. Actually, Lyfie, I think you would much appreciate Ms. Knightley's swan neck loveliness in P&P, if memory serves regarding your taste in the ladies.

Oh Parco, my Parco...NASCAR documentaries and NO P&P?!?!?! Bastards!!!!!

By the by, the aforementioned mangnificent Ms. Emma Thompson lent her enchanting wit to the movie as its unpaid and uncredited script doctor. She received only a thank you in the credits, per her wishes.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous zmdzgu said...

I love emma thompson!

I hate nascar!

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Tallu said...

Ha ha that's funny...I put the code thingy in the name thingy and now I have a funny space name. I am Zmdzgu...I come in peace...please give me your planet, but leave the Nascar...we have no need for that.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Lyfe said...

Eek! You're not related to Mister Mxyzptlk are you, Tallu?

Anyways, jes Yaye you are right to recall my fixation with all things Audrey Hepburn; she is The Standard but the waif thing has kinda played out and I have come to appreciate even more the Rubenesque. I wish there were more womanly wimmins in roles nowadays. I guess a good bodice ripper needs young'ins in the leads. *sigh* (Though not for the same reasons you were sighing I think)

(I was going to list hawt actrices like Thompson and Winslet and Marceau and Adjani and Deneuve and Connelly but that seems a bit creepy, or at least more apropos to post at me own blogginess, for which I would have some 'splaining to do when Jo reads it. But then, she's convinced I have a crush on Ed Harris so what are you gonna do????)

(I just think he's a thinking man's man, that's all.)

(And don't get me started on Viggo!)

(I've said too much...)

7:38 PM  
Anonymous yaye said...

I love Ed Harris! AND VIGGOOOOO!!!!! Excellent taste, Mr. Lyfie (in wimmins, too)!!

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Talu of Zmdzgu said...

Oh my god! Mr Lyfie and Yaye.... I too love Ed Harris AND VEEEEGOOOOO. I love Viggo cause he was married to a rubenesque woman: Exene -- plus other things but it has to do with swords and horses. And then Ed Harris...well it took me to gettin older and then woo stinkin' hooo...Ed. lovely simply lovely (though might add that my old man went to college with ol' Ed and then that's a whole nother story....and it doesn't matter cause Ed is still that surley hot thinkin' man)

Ms. Winslet quite the lovely lady. Audrey Hepburn sublime, then Emma oh yes.

9:37 PM  

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