I am going to take the opportunity to write about anything we want this week to tell you about my favorite Jane Austen movies.
My favorite is the version of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. If you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend that you do. Granted, the movie is about 5 hours long, but every minute is great. Because I love the book so much, I don’t particularly enjoy any adaptation that is not extremely faithful to the book. When watching this version of Pride and Prejudice, I truly feel like I have been placed inside Austen’s novel. Almost all the actors are portrayed exactly like I pictured them the first time I read the book. I especially love Colin Firth, and if you’ve seen the movie I’m sure you know why. He is a great Mr. Darcy.
My second favorite Austen movie is the adaptation of Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant. Again, I think that each actor is perfect for his or her character. Alan Rickman is a perfect Col. Brandon. I also love the scenery in the film, and the relationship between Elinor and Marianne is portrayed exactly how I pictured it.
If you haven’t seen these movie versions of Austen’s novelS, I highly recommend that you do. Take a Saturday and have a Jane Austen movie day! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Here are a few clips for you to watch in the meantime.