Monday, November 28, 2005

Pride & Newer Coke

A new film adaptation "Pride & Prejudice" - like Coca-Cola Zero, do we really need another? I have been pretty happy with Diet Coke and Colin Firth, thank you very much. You know, there are other Jane Austen novels - how about "Northanger Abbey" or "Mansfield Park"? Variety is good. See: Diet Coke with Lime. Do you want to be a punch line, like New Coke, or for that matter, Gus Van Sant's "Psycho"?

Ah, but when tastebuds are weakened from illness, any kind of low calorie coke product settles the stomach. And when it's a holiday weekend and you're too sick to travel but okay with hopping across the street for a movie, any flick you haven't yet seen will do. Esp. at matinee prices.

Turns out, I really enjoyed the movie. Who knew?

Favorite part: how natural the women looked. No hair gel, blow dryer, extensions, mascara. Like women likely looked then. And the men - ill-fitting, scraggly messy wigs. Sets, too, were realistic - ragged, lived in, not a velvet roped set piece (save Darcy's house, but it's Darcy's house, you know? Liberties allowed.)

Rattle, sniff, sniff. End of long weekend, not end of cold.


Blogger Pynchon said...

"Mansfield Park" was filmed a couple of years ago. It starred Frances O'Connor, if I remember rightly, and was very good.

I hear that you got the gooey ending to "Pride And Prejudice" in the states...

5:03 PM  
Blogger medusa said...

arrgghhh... you are right. I should have done my homework.

yes, we got the "after sex" scene with a slightly unclothed Lizzie & Darcy cuddling together - though at least they were sitting outside on a balcony/bench and not in a (horrors!) bedroom.

5:35 PM  

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