Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

A Serious lack of Firth.

I quite liked the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice. Managing to almost completely overcome a serious dearth of Firth, the film is quite witty and well acted, especially Knightley and Donald Sutherland's tiny part as her father. Unfortunately, Angus McFadden will not be using this as any sort of jumping off point. Perfectly average in the film, the best thing I can say about him is that I was not constantly angry that he wasn't Colin Firth. Other than that, he broods his way through the film, solid but unspectacular. Joe Wright acquits himself solidly as well, though he loves zooms as much as 70s Altman. He manages to find the humor in each of the scenes, and stages the dramatic ones quite, well, dramatically.

I'm not a huge fan of costume dramas, but P&P works by avoiding most of the pitfalls of the genre and working towards wit. Plus looking at Keira for 2 hours doesn't hurt the eyes at all.

1 Responses to “A Serious lack of Firth.”

  1. # Blogger Widaad abd al-Rahiim

    Yup, Ms. Knightley sure is one attractive woman.  

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