Please forgive me if I do not respond to your comments. Blogger is locking me out of commenting. Ok, first I was SPAM with Facebook, then I was locked out of sending a few thousand harmless e-mails to Book club sites and now this!!!
"What would Nora Roberts do", she asked, her full moist lips smacking against each other like seal paws - flippers - whatever.
There, mummy feels so much better.
Just watched Pride and Prejudice 2005 for the four hundredth time, each time making me more aggravated than the first. Among my list of complaints - I keep a pad next to the sofa so I can jot these things down - among my complaints is Matthew Macfadyen's hair. It seems to move about, the length I mean not the actual head. There must have been scenes shot out of sequence because you can see there are hair extensions in one scene and then it looks real nice in another, it's long its short.
Another thing, I am tired of translating the movie to my husband. "What did she say?" "She said she hoped Mr. Collins had a cousin." "Oh". "What did he say?" "He said the lake was stocked with fish." "Oh". This goes on throughout the whole movie. The only one who doesn't mumble is Judy Densch. Bow your heads at her name, people. She is my generation's Helen Mirren.
No I don't know what that means either. Moving on....
Of course my favorite scene is when Darcy and Bingley make their surprise visit and the girls and Mrs. Bennet start screaming and throwing pillows and stashing dishes in cabinets. I remember doing that with my own mom when someone would drop by unexpectedly. Everything was stuffed under the sofa or behind a chair. Food items are tricky because they can emit an odor after a few hours, but I digress...
The version we just watched ended the way it was originally intended to, with Mr. Bennet in his library, saying something stupid about other men wanting the Kazotsky sisters that remained - Mary and Frederica. Joe Wright, the surly looking fellow who directed this version believed that American audiences are Jane Austen stupid, are heathens, would need a kissing scene so he tacked that bit of nonsense on the end.
AND I MISSED IT...BWAHAHAHABWAHAHA...THE KISSING SCENE
Only thing I don't understand is what in the world are they sitting on? Apparently a sacrificial altar or some sorts...