Sometimes I want to reblog a 2005 pride and prejudice gifset, but then I realize it has the ending “Mrs. Darcy” scene and I’m just like…
Miss Bingley was venting her feelings in criticisms on Elizabeth’s person, behaviour, and dress. But Georgiana would not join her. Her brother’s recommendation was enough to ensure her favour: his judgment could not err, and he had spoken in such terms of Elizabeth as to leave Georgiana without the power of finding her otherwise than lovely and amiable.
Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing, after all.
Favorite caps | Kelly Reilly in Pride and Prejudice.
“Jane Austen famously never wrote a scene with men alone in it. I originally had it written that way. A lot was added, but it sort of worked with everything cut down, I think. One of those invented all-male scenes is when Bingley practices making a marriage proposal to Darcy, so he can work up the courage to do it for real. Well, we wanted to show Darcy and Bingley being close for that moment, because they were great friends. We wanted to show that Darcy was a human being instead of being stuck up.
There was also the element of Mr. Bingley needing some coaching and guidance (though if we’re being honest, Darcy probably isn’t the best guy to ask, unless you want to insult your bride-to-be with defamations about her family). I found it appropriate.”
(Deborah Moggach, Screenwriter)