When people ask me what my favorite film of the year has been I’m almost hesitant to tell them for fear that it will reflect badly upon my masculinity, but if I were to be completely honest I would have to say that it was Joe Wright’s take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I have never been a fan of period films or Jane Austen, but I was absolutely mesmerized by each frame of this adaptation. Not one shot seems wasted and each detail is meticulously formed to create a captivating and beautiful film. Each role is expertly cast and even more impressively portrayed, and the only thing that is able to upstage the talent is the breathtaking cinematography set to a simple yet poignant score. In short, I would be hard pressed to find more than a few things that I don’t like about Pride and Prejudice.
This version of Jane Austen’s story focuses largely on Elizabeth Bennet, one of the middle children in a liberal household.
speaks her mind freely which gets her into some trouble when she meets the
seemingly uptight Mr. Darcy. In a family filled with girls, Elizabeth ’s mother’s main goal is to marry
them all off, but she refuses to marry unless it is for love. Mr. Darcy seems
the last person in the world she could love, but first impressions prove to be
very deceiving. Elizabeth