Sunday, October 26, 2008

*wipes away tears*

If you have read Pride and Prejudice and have never seen the 1940 version with Lawrence Olivier and Greer Garson go rent it NOW. We just finished watching it and it was possibly the most hilarious thing I have ever seen. I won't reveal all of the plot twists, but suffice it to say that Lady Catherine is quite a character, Mr. Darcy is sweet and shy, and the ladies all wear dresses at least forty years too late.

See the trailer:

And the first proposal scene:

If that doesn't convince you, nothing will.

This is terrible, but I kind of want to own this version. When I am sick and unhappy it would cheer me up and restore my faith in the unintentional hilarity of humanity.

By the way, this is my 401st post on this blog. Pity I didn't notice the numbers earlier. We could have had a party.


DebD said...

that is my husband's and my favorite version of P&P. Glad you liked it.

Ruth said...

I must say I prefer Colin Firth! But this version is good for a chuckle for sure.

MaureenE said...

Ruth, I prefer Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle too. But I can't help loving this version!