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What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:58 pm

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Very interesting reflexion about how Jane Austen see the beaux of her novels.
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:31 pm

Kind hearted, well dressed, polite and well spoken, well mannered, moody and magnificent but always a gentleman :ymhug:

Having a sexy actor such as Colin Firth or Lawrence Olivier adds to his desirability :x

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:40 pm

Mr. Darcy Through the Years:

    Pride and Prejudice (1940) Played by Laurence Olivier

    “Pride and Prejudice” (1967) Played by Lewis Fiander

    “Pride and Prejudice” (1980) Played by David Rintoul

    “Pride and Prejudice” (1995), Played by Colin Firth

    Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) Played by Colin Firth

    Pride and Prejudice (2003) Played by Orlando Seale

    Bride & Prejudice (2004) Played by Martin Henderson

    Pride & Prejudice (2005) Played by Matthew Macfadyen

    “Lost in Austen” (2008) Played by Elliot Cowan

    12 Men of Christmas (2012) Played by Josh Hopkins
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:56 am

My favorite is Matthew Macfadyen :smile:
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:19 am

Piling wrote:My favorite is Matthew Macfadyen :smile:


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Cute smile - looks a bit soppy like someone's pet dog :ymdevil:

And he has a big nose =))

Both Colin and Lawrence betray Darcy as a man to look up to and they command respect :D

Also both are extremely good looking and positively ooze sex apeal :x :-*
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:14 am

Cute smile - looks a bit soppy like someone's pet dog :ymdevil:


I know ONE who is like a wet poodle jumping out the pond :lol:

By the way, I never watched the Laurence Olivier's version of P&P. I should find it on YouTube.
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:21 am

Wet poodle jumping out the pond :p

I have not seen some of the other actors who player Darcy - I will have to watch them all on YouTube

I would love to see the Lawrence Olivier version again :x
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:27 am

The actors who I have seen play Mr Darcy all have one thing in common

Apart from being extremely good looking and elegantly dressed

The are all CLEAN SHAVEN :x

No woman I know wants to kiss a man with a toilet brush beneath his nose :)) =)) :)) =)) :)) =))
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:45 am

In Jane Austen's time, all men were shaved. I think that beards were seen as ugly (but wigs were ok).

Beards began to grow on men's face in the second half of 19th century, I believe.

I have nothing against a small moustache, or even a short clean beard, but long beards like these new Kurdish Brummel are awful. Seems that Daesh won that aesthetic war, at least.

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They have the same style that the famous French serious killer Landru =)) =))

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:13 pm

Seems that Daesh won that aesthetic war, at least =))
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:28 pm

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How to dress like a Jane Austen character

Lovely page full of fashion photos and videos about the Jane Austen fashion :ymhug:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... ntentcard4
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 pm

The Royal Pavilion in Brighton is a great place to immerse yourself in Regency architecture and style.

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm

New plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen unveiled :ymparty:

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The new plastic £10 note has been unveiled by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral.

The note, which follows the polymer £5, will be issued on 14 September and has a portrait of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of the author's death.

It is also the first Bank of England note to include a tactile feature to help visually impaired people.

Meanwhile, a limited supply of a new £2 coin honouring Jane Austen has been put into circulation by the Royal Mint.

The coin will initially only be available in tills at key locations in the Winchester and Basingstoke areas that have connections with Austen, including Winchester Cathedral and the Jane Austen House Museum.

It will be circulated more widely across the UK later this year.

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The £10 note will be made of the same material as the £5 note, which means it also contains some traces of animal fat - an issue which caused concern for vegans and some religious groups when it was launched last September.

A petition to ban the note attracted more than 100,000 signatures but the new £10 will again contain some tallow, which is derived from meat products.

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A new polymer £20 featuring artist JMW Turner is due to be issued by 2020, but there are no plans to replace the current £50 note, which was released in 2011.

The Bank of England says the new £10 notes contain sophisticated security features and are expected to last five years, which is two-and-a-half times longer than the current note.

Security features of new £10 note:

    A see-through window featuring the Queen's portrait.
    Winchester Cathedral shown in gold foil on the front of the note and silver on the back.
    A quill at the side of the window which changes from purple to orange.
    A hologram which contains the word "Ten" and changes to "Pounds" when the note is tilted.
    A hologram of the coronation crown which appears 3D and multi-coloured when the note is tilted.
    A book-shaped copper foil patch which contains the letter JA.
    Micro-lettering beneath the Queen's portrait with tiny letters and numbers that are visible under a microscope.
    The words "Bank of England" printed in intaglio (raised ink) along the top of the note.
Universal appeal

The tactile feature was developed in conjunction with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and is a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner of each note.

Bank notes are already in tiered sizes, and have bold numerals, raised print and differing colours to help blind and partially sighted people.

Launching the note in Winchester Cathedral, Austen's final resting place, Mr Carney paid tribute to the author, saying: "The new £10 note celebrates Jane Austen's work. Austen's novels have a universal appeal and speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published."

Why Jane Austen is trending 200 years on

Victoria Cleland, the Bank's chief cashier, said: "The new £10 note marks the next exciting step in our introduction of cleaner, safer, stronger polymer banknotes, and I am grateful to the cash industry for their work towards a smooth transition."

The design of the note includes the quote "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" from Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice and a portrait of the novelist based on an original sketch drawn by her sister Cassandra.

Meanwhile, the Austen £2 coin, designed by Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans, features Austen's silhouette, set in a period frame against a backdrop of Regency wallpaper.

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Ms Evans said: "I imagined Jane Austen's framed silhouette as if it were in one of the houses featured in her books, on the wall of a corridor as guests passed by to attend a dance, perhaps in Pride and Prejudice, or on the wall in the home of Emma."

Austen had her first novel Sense and Sensibility published anonymously in 1811 at the age of 35.

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:04 pm

The real Jane Austen 1-8 Videos

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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:54 am

Controversy

The £10 note will be made of the same material as the £5 note, which means it also contains some traces of animal fat - an issue which caused concern for vegans and some religious groups when it was launched last September.

A petition to ban the note attracted more than 100,000 signatures but the new £10 will again contain some tallow, which is derived from meat products.



=)) =)) =)) =))

As Jane Austen was not probably a vegan, they should boycott her, in the same way.

It makes me wonder if Jane Austen described food and meals in her novels (I never paid attention). I will check.
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