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Death comes to Pemberley - part 3 
29th-Dec-2013 01:25 am
marea67
Oh my God, what a soap-soup that was and how convenient a solution!

Best moment: OMG!!!  Lady Catherine de Bough played by Penelope Keith! What a load of fun that was!
"I told him that he needed to decide whether to live or die and then get on with it. With as little possible inconvenience to others...." Ha!!!
I want a 'heated debate' between her and Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey! Slaughter by sharp tongues and even sharper wits! :D

I was amazed by Trevor Eve and Tom Ward. I loved the fight that the last one had with Darcy in the coach and up the stairs. Please, dear Lord Roxton, settle down, dear chap, you were fighting a losing war over Georgiana anyway.

The entire drama in the last minutes of Wickham's hanging was a bad joke. All very exciting, ofcourse, but is there ANYONE who actually expected him to hang?

Lydia.... wow... talk about living in a state of delusion. I did momentarily feel for her. Luckily it was quickly over.

There was a love scene between Darcy and Lizzie. Sweet. Unnecessary, but sweet. Unless it was supposed to have the end-result, but that would be too fast for her to know about.

And .. ah... Mr Darcy. His emotions all over the place... that's how I like my Matthew. Darcy's anger, his apology towards Georgiana and Lizzie, his care for Wickham, his pride at the trial... Love that man....

But what a soap!
Comments 
4th-Jan-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
As said, for me, Rintoul portrayed Darcy the best so far, but I have to say that I saw the show before I read the book, so I went into the book with an image of THAT Mr Darcy on my mind.

I always found the version with Firth to be too 'casual', with Rintoul's performance in mind, and for lack of a better word. It lacked that stiff British-ness that I wanted to see in Darcy. what I missed in Firth's Darcy was that arrogance, that stiffness and that absolute belief in himself and his superiority over other people, which (IMO) Darcy was raised to believe in.

I think that what was the biggest killer-moment for me was the infamous 'pond' scene. It just felt completely 'off' to me somehow. I can't remember if it was in the book, haven't read it in years, but it just didn't feel right to me, I remember watching it and rolling my eyes, even though Mr Firth looked pretty good. :)

Never saw the Knightley version, I don't like her much as an actress. I'm not against her, but she never seems to do anything to me either.

I've rewatched bits and pieces of DCTP and I still like Matthew's work in it. I think he found a balance between the stiffness in Rintoul and the more casual approach by Firth and created a Darcy that was still half very self-confident and at the same time rather vulnerable.

Edited at 2014-01-04 11:39 pm (UTC)
5th-Jan-2014 12:05 pm (UTC)
Long time without reading the book, but for what I remember, Darcy is not really so arrogant. That is how Elizabeth saw him at first, but she was wrong about him. Austen compares two types of men: Darcy is the serious and reserved one, with a great deal of responsibility and who doesn't like to be center of attention.Mr. Wickham is his exactly opposite, charming, funny and very friendly but inside he is not a good man. That is what Austen want to say, that appearances are not true and that Darcy is not charming or extrovert but he is a much better man than Wickham. For this, I think Colin and Matthew have played this part very well, showing that Darcy can seem too serious or arrogant but that he is not really like that.
If Rintoul have played Darcy as really arrogant, I have to agree with ihrtmr that that would have been very bad acting IMO.
About the pond scene it was not in the book. In the book Elizabeth is in Pemberley visiting the house with relatives like if she was in a museum and when she is in the gardens she casually met Darcy. I don't think this scene is so great either, I was disappointed when I saw it after all the buzz, I thought that Darcy will be shirtless :) That would have been better.

Edited at 2014-01-05 12:07 pm (UTC)
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