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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Love Against His Will

For the rest of the week, I'll be providing romantic inspiration in the form of some of my favorites. Thanks to YouTube for providing the clips!

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Sometimes love is not only awkward but down right "catty". This is one of my all time favorite scenes from the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. The emotions simmer and boil and make everything that comes later all the more wonderful.


Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

I've never seen the BBC version of P&P.
The first exposure I had to the story was the movie with Keira Knightley.


Robin said...

I will always adore this book. I laugh out loud every time I read it. Like Huntress, I am more familiar with the American release starring Kiera Knightley, but I have heard about this one.

As for this scene, it is the epitome of the pride and prejudice that remains as the conflict in this romance. He has no idea that his proposal is so horribly insulting (his pride) and she assumes every bad word spoken about him to be true (her prejudice). Further, he will dispute any of it (his pride again). It is just fabulous.

Robin said...

Bah... I just read my previous comment. Further, he will NOT dispute any of it (his prejudice). Kinda changes the whole meaning without the NOT.

Charity Bradford said...

LOL, maybe this is one of those instances where the movie you watch first is the one you love? I've seen the one with Kiera Knightley but can't remember one scene from it, even though I know they will be very similar. This 5 hour miniseries is my "go to" need a chick flick!

I mean, Collin Firth! What's not to love? Highly recommend a watch at least once in your life. Even my kids will watch this with me. The humor and drama are so well balanced.

Liz A. said...

Love Pride and Prejudice. Love that version, too.

Patchi said...

This is my favorite version, and I've seen at least 3. Not my favorite Austen book (I prefer Persuasion), but definitely my favorite movie. The proposal scene of the Knightley version has too much going on (with all that rain) to focus on Darcy's words. And there is just not enough emotion. This BBC version has it all, and is worth more than Collin Firth's swimming scene. And that's worth a lot ;)