Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Jane Austen movie adaptations

I have seen the trailer for the version of Pride and Prejudice that Focus Features will send to theaters this September.

I'm not that impressed, but my sister thinks "it looks pretty good." My opinion has, for the most part, to do with my thinking that casting Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth was an inspired choice and that there's no way any movie can surpass the near perfection of the BBC/A&E miniseries that starred her and Mr. Firth. Keira Knightley is a good actress, but I have trouble believing her as Elizabeth. At the moment, anyway. That could change.