First Impressions

At the beginning of the movie, Elizabeth is shown reading a novel titled "First Impressions" - this was Jane Austen's original title of her novel before she altered it to "Pride and Prejudice"

The film's U.S. ending was ranked as one Entertainment Weekly's greatest movie endings of all time. I've only realized about this alternate ending recently when my friends showed it to me on YouTube. Here's what I mean.

Mr. Darcy: How are you this evening, my dear?
Elizabeth Bennet: Very well... although I wish you would not call me "my dear."
Mr. Darcy: [chuckles] Why?
Elizabeth Bennet: Because it's what my father always calls my mother when he's cross about something.
Mr. Darcy: What endearments am I allowed?
Elizabeth Bennet: Well let me think..."Lizzie" for every day, "My Pearl" for Sundays, and..."Goddess Divine"... but only on *very* special occasions.
Mr. Darcy: And... what should I call you when I am cross? Mrs. Darcy...?
Elizabeth Bennet: No! No. You may only call me "Mrs. Darcy"... when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
Mr. Darcy: [he snickers] Then how are you this evening... Mrs. Darcy?
[kisses her on the forehead]
Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy...
[kisses her on the right cheek]
Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy...
[kisses her on the nose]
Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy...
[kisses her on the left cheek]
Mr. Darcy: Mrs. Darcy...
[finally kisses her on the mouth]

Pride and Prejudice...oh how may times do I dream of their love story over and over again in their era, in those clothes, without all the hustles and bustles of today. The film has truly made a mark and it's not just another sappy-British-love-story-which-is-so-hard-to-comprehend-coz-of-their-heavy-accents movie, this is the kind of movie that has made it on my list!

And I'm telling you, my list has heavy requirements.
Oh what a beautiful way to start August.

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Emma said...

love love love this story. i want to watch the movie again after reading this :)

ching said...

^with a very solid plot, the romance between them is burning! :D

Phoebe R said...

i'm such a loser for not watching this yet. it's in my laptop now, but i just can't find the time to watch it. soon i shall!!!

ching said...

^ oh no, so i spoiled it for you? don't click on the video! haha

April Ann said...

I love Jane Austen! :)

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