if you LOVE pride and prejudice buy this right now!!!
ok, ok, i s'pose you don't have to pop for the full price dvd... (though amazon's price is extremely good...better, in fact, than our distributor at the video store; i'm a bit miffed about that, actually...but i digress!) ...you could rent it first, that'd be fine. but i do urge you to SEE IT! and let me just say that whilst i am myself quite an ardent fan of miss austen, for the most part i have not been impressed with the sequels, modern day novels, or pastiches of pride and prejudice, et al. the jane austen book club, for example. you may have noticed that at no time on this blog have i urged you to read the book or see the film. that was not an oversight.
oh and not to confuse matters, but if, a few years ago, you happened to enjoy, as i did, a very clever book of the same title ; i should probably mention that the two products have absolutely nothing to do with each other. which is a bit confusing, actually, but there ya go.
briefly the plot of the film... (which was an itv presentation a year or so ago) ...is that amanda price, a 21st century woman obsessed with pride and prejudice generally and mr. darcy in particular, stumbles upon a portal in her bathroom... (nice touch, dontcha think?!) ...which leads into the novel. one evening miss elizabeth bennett wanders into amanda's flat, and amanda decides to take a little peek into longbourne. just for a minute. just to see. she's coming right back, of course, and anyway, even if she stayed for a bit there's no way she'd be able to mess up the plot of the world's best known and most popular romance...right??! ;)
(no, but it's good though; trust me!!!)
*sorry, there are no papercrafts in this post. there will be tomorrow, though, i promise! in fact, if you don't like jane austen at all, there is not much point in reading this post, because it really is JUST jane austen today. there are some very cute kittehs here which you might enjoy. if you're not into silly cats, here is a link to a very verrrrry cool art journaling site! or perhaps you'd just like to marvel--and i do mean marvel--at something extremely creative we can do with our money if it turns out to keep bein' realllllllly bad at buying us much of anything. failing these alternative entertainments, perhaps you could use the extra time to catch up on your email this morning? :)