Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Oct 21, 2006 23:43:33 GMT -5
Post here all the P&P references or mentions you hear or read about whether it's about the Jane Austen book, the miniseries, P&P (2005) movie or any of the P&P characters (ie. Elizabeth & Darcy).
I've always read or hear a P&P reference on other non-P&P books, magazines, reviews, or celebs mentioning Pride & Prejudice and I can't believe I didn't start a thread about this here before...so now I don't remember most of them, lol.
I did, however, recently just read actress Alicia Silverstone mentioning P&P.
She was asked by OK magazine in a recent interview if she ever wants to do a period movie and what should it be. She said, she'd love to and she'd love to do something like Pride & Prejudice-ish type of period movie. ;D
Post by mahsuri1284 on Nov 13, 2006 9:28:36 GMT -5
LOL ? I remember reading in a (women) mag that referred to P&P the novel as the basis (I think the word used was "prototype" - lol! - but not sure now ... ) for romance books / novels (y'know - Mills & Boon, Silhoutte, Harlequin etc I was a sucker for 'em ... okay, okay, still am but juggling family, kids and work leave me 'lil time these days to indulge in my guilty pleasure! )
Oh, here's something I found a while ago ... in a book from Silhoutte Special Edition series entitled "Dream Groom" by Susan Mallery - it's about Cassie Wright (no relation to Joe Wright, of course!) who’s helping her boss, Ryan Lawford, look after his orphaned niece.
Okay, here's the quote from Page 26 She wished there was a way to prolong their conversation. Ryan’s confession of his feelings had only added fuel to the fire that was her infatuation. After all, now he was more than a pretty face ?he was also emotionally tortured. How was she supposed to resist that ? It was just like a scene out of Pride and Prejudice, she thought dreamily as she walked into the family room. Ryan was Darcy, proud and standoffish. She was plucky Elizabeth. In time he would realize that she was the ..
P/S : Alicia Silverstone doing something P&P-ish ? She was in Clueless right, which was based on Emma ... can she be "Emma" then ?
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Nov 21, 2006 16:04:07 GMT -5
That's very interesting Liz. I love reading stuff that references P&P characters. ;D
Yes, Alicia Silverstone of Clueless wants to do something P&P-ish type of period movie. She even attended the P&P 2005 movie premiere in London...so I think she's a P&P fan. LOL, yeah, guess she could be "Emma" 'cause Clueless was based on that. ;D
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Jun 20, 2007 9:58:30 GMT -5
Two of the recent books I've just read (one I'm still currently reading) mentioned both mentioned Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, and Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth.
First off, the last book I've read not only mentioned JA on the cover, but also mentioned Darcy, his house in Pemberly, & Elizabeth...
In the novel/book titled Jane Austen in Scarsdale or Love, Death, and the SATs by Paula Marantz Cohen, here's a quote on chapter thirty seven, page 185:
"I think the house looks more like Mr. Darcy's house in Pride and Prejudice, though admittedly on a much smaller scale." said Kirsten in her intelligent, lightly accented voice. "As I recall, it was his house that made Elizabeth Bennet fall in love with him ---she thought it reflected his character."
And the current book I'm reading, A Match Made on Madison by Dee Davis just mentioned JA on Chapter 5, page 62:
"You sound like Jane Austen." We've read her books in high school." Well, actually, Cybil read them. I sort of got the gist vicariously, If you know what I mean. I've never been a big reader."
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Sept 6, 2007 17:52:36 GMT -5
I am currently reading Twilight (the first book of the vampire saga) by Stephenie Meyer.
Wow, this book's great and fun to read so far and it has P&P/JA mention too, not too mention the heroin of the story Bella loves Jane Austen novels esp. P&P!
Here's the JA/P&P mention:
"I decided to kill an hour with non-school-related reading. I had a small collection of books that came with me to Forks, the shabbiest volume being a compilation of the works of Jane Austen. I selected that one and headed to the backyard..."
"I lay on my stomach, crossing my ankles in the air, flipping through the different novels in the book, trying to decide which would occupy my mind the most thoroughly. My favorites were Pride & Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I'd read the first most recently, so I started into Sense and Sensibility, only to remember after I began chapter three that the hero of the story happened to be named Edward. Angrily, I turned to Mansfield Park, bu the hero of that piece was named Edmund, and that was too close. Weren't there any other names available in the late eighteenth century?"
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Jun 10, 2008 23:06:14 GMT -5
One of the last books I've read was Me and Mrs. Darcy and this book was very good and funny. There were lots of Mr. Darcy mentions, of course, Jane Austen (and her books), Pride & Prejudice (book and movies), and P&P actors mentions (ie. Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, and Keira Knightely).
I'll post some of the MM and KK mentions here later...
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Jun 28, 2008 11:10:59 GMT -5
Ok, here are the P&P '05/Keira Knightley/Matthew Macfadyen references from Me & Mr. Darcy novel...
- "I just saw the film adaptation with Keira Knightley on DVD. Wasn't it wonderful?" - I glance at it. It's a picture of Matthew Macfadyen playing Mr. Darcy. He's gorgeous, but even so, he's not a patch on my Mr. Darcy. - Shaped into a crescent and artistically lit by a row of wrought-iron lampposts, they look too perfect to be real, as if we've happened upon a movie set and any minute I'm going to hear "Action" and see Keira Knightley appear in a corset. - First up on the list, and scheduled for right after breakfast, is the movie adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, the one starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. I decide to pass. It's a great movie, and Matthew Macfadyen is a babe, but I've seen it on DVD twice already. And anyway, I don't feel in the mood for watching a movie. - Just imagine. There'd be no Colin Firth in the lake scene, no Matthew Macfadyen striding through the mist, no Mark Darcy for Bridget Jones.
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Jul 14, 2009 23:05:02 GMT -5
I'm currently reading Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (she has a bit of P&P connection...her married last name is Wickham ) and P&P was randomly mention in the chapter I'm currently reading...
On chapter 6, page 87, Rebecca Bloomwood mentioned P&P...
"Oh, wow!" cries Suze, as she pulls out a picture in an old gilt frame. "I don't believe it! I don't believe it!" She's looking from Tarquin to Fenella with shining eyes, and I looked at the picture interestedly over her shoulder. But to be honest, I can't say I'm impressed. For a start, it's really dingy - all sludgy green and browns - and for another start, it just shows a horse standing still in a field. I mean, couldn't it have been jumping over a fence or rearing up or something? Or maybe trotting along in Hyde Park, ridden by a girl in one of those lovely Pride and Prejudice dresses. ;D
Post by Elizabeth Darcy on Jul 28, 2009 15:09:11 GMT -5
Ok, I forgot to post here the P&P/Elizabeth & Darcy reference from Eclipse (the 3rd book from the Twilight series) by Stephenie Meyer...so, here it is...
Elizabeth & Darcy were mentioned on Chapter 1 - Ultimatum, page 28...
"I can't believe you're reading Wuthering Heights again. Don't you know it by heart yet?" "Not all of us have photographic memories," I said curtly. "Photographic memory or not, I don't understand why you like it. The characters are ghastly people who ruin each others' lives. I don't know how Heathcliff and Cathy ended up being ranked with couples like Romeo and Juliet or Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. It isn't a love story, it's a hate story."
Also, I'm currently reading Julie & Julia (a movie with the same name based on the Julie/Julia project to be released in theaters next Friday, August 7th )...
In Julie & Julia, a memoir (based on two true stories by Julia Child and author Julie Powell herself) by Julie Powell. She mentioned Jane Austen in page 133.
"I felt like a Jane Austen heroine all of a sudden (except, of course, that Jane Austen heroines never cook) confusedly looking on at all the people she loves, their myriad unpredictable couplings and uncouplings. There would be no marriages at the end of this, Austen novel, though, no happy endings, no endings at all. Just jokes and friendships and romances and delicious declarations of independence."
mama2lx: Ugh! I cant understand why the first 30x's saw this, on Oxygen they showed Lizzie climbing the wall and landing in the mud on the way to Netherfield. Also, after 2nd proposal didnt Lizzie go hug Darcy? No copy exist with either scene on dvd either. Grrr.
Mar 17, 2016 22:06:13 GMT -5
faylool: Well me too. This is the only movie I watched more than once in the same week and just found it January 2016. I never read the book so I learned more reviewing. The super quick responses sometimes threw me out of balance. In real life pauses would happen
Feb 10, 2016 11:22:24 GMT -5
marie: Must say I would love yo know more about the gorgeous photo of mr darcy lying on Elizabeth's lap? Does anyone have some detail?
Apr 30, 2015 7:53:00 GMT -5
marie: Hi , I'm a new member and hove only just watched the 2005 movie and can not stop re watching scenes. The magic between Kiera and Matthew is breathtaking at times and my eldest boy can't believe how I'm not sick of watching the final proposal scene.
Apr 30, 2015 7:51:30 GMT -5
biou: Hi I come way too late for this forum . just saw this 2005 version in 2013 and totally love love it. Matthew Mcfaddden and Keira Knightley are the best Darcy & Elizabeth. This is my first time blogging...
Jan 1, 2015 21:25:28 GMT -5