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This production of Pride and Prejudice is simply brilliant. The scenery
on October 15, 2016
This production of Pride and Prejudice is simply brilliant. The scenery, costumes, musical score, camerawork, casting – the actors live their parts and I am now spoiled because I cannot imagine the characters being played by any others. I would guess that many of the actors in the film would consider this their best work. Donald Sutherland and Brenda Blethyn portrayals of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet stand out as my favorite supporting performances. The major scenes that Donald Sutherland shares with Keira Knightley [Elizabeth Bennet] are quite warm and felt true to how a doting father would be with his favorite daughter. Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy paired with Keira Knightley’s Lizzie is so intensely perfect and beautiful; the two bring such a freshness to the classic characters. I think this is one of those films that no matter how many times I see it, which is least ten times as I do watch it every year, I never feel like I’m “watching a movie.” I get lost in it so much so that I can feel the air, smell the grass or hear my heart pound when I imagine dancing at the ball or experience the grandeur when walking through Pemberley for the first time. I sense that most of the magic in this film due to Joe Wright’s flawless directing. Thank you Mr. Wright, you have made a gem.