Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfayden shine in this movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s most famous work. I really enjoy this story of how ones pride and prejudice gets in the way of relationships both romantic and platonic. Our upbringing can inform and color our views of people which can keep us from realizing the great value of an individual.
Lately period Television and Movies have grown in popularity. Perhaps our desire to escape to a different time where things were easier draws us in. Escaping from our reality of the day to day life has us wanting a better life. Our modern world finds calamity, chaos and suffering that we want to get away from.
Now the worlds of Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife, Mr. Selfridge and the like aren’t without their own drama but it seems like people came together more and loved more. We seek to be in those times if not but an hour or two.
Jane Austen is a great source for escapist fare with many of her works being produced for TV and film. Of course we have The Chronicles of Narnia that takes us into World War II where we are transported to magical lands. Friends, enjoy these programs. Support them. Have fun. It’s Sunday night and PBS is the place to be.
Gwyneth Paltrow Movie Weekend – We have seen two of her older flicks this weekend. Our choices were “Emma” a adaptation from the Jane Austen book and a contemporary film “Sliding Doors” where she stars with John Hannah. She can carry off a great British accent, her husband is Coldplay front man Chris Martin who is from the UK. Her other Brit flick was “Shakespeare In Love”. The Academy Award actress is a great talent who we have seen recently in “Iron Man” and “The Avengers”