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

PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:45 am

Dinner with Mr. Darcy: Recipes Inspired by the Novels and Letters of Jane Austen, by Pen Vogler
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Fantastic Jane Austen web site:

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PostAuthor: Piling » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:02 pm

I'm reading Sense and Sensibility again. Though Edward Ferrars could not be so glamour than Mr Darcy and Mr Knightly I appreciate Hugh Grant in Ang Lee's version. But about Colonel Brandon, he could ne no one but definitely Alan Rickman :

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:16 pm

I love Alan Rickman :ymhug:

He could do no wrong for me - everything he did was excellent - he was a fantastic villain :D
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:26 am

For those of us who fall in love with Colin Firth's portrayal of the incredibly sexy Mr Darcy :x

Below is the link to trailer of Colin Firth's latest film Kingsman: The Golden Circle

https://youtu.be/0fvqnGmr9S8
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:29 pm

Becoming Jane 2007

Dramatised biography of the young Jane Austen, revealing how her feisty character affected her romance with a young Irishman and how the experience came to have an influence on her writing.

Whilst her parents hope for her to meet and settle with a wealthy husband of considerable social status, she much prefers a roguish Celt with whom she can match intellects and share repartee.

Could not find a free link so just purchased a copy on Amazon :ymdevil:
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PostAuthor: Piling » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 am

Nice doc about Jane Austen's life with beautiful places (Bath seems to be a really fine city) :

https://youtu.be/B7GtgYd5VlQ

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

PostAuthor: Anthea » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:07 am

Piling wrote:Nice doc about Jane Austen's life with beautiful places (Bath seems to be a really fine city) :

https://youtu.be/B7GtgYd5VlQ

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Just watched it :ymhug:

Jane lived such a sad short life, especially upsetting when one thinks of all the pleasure she has given others for the past 200 years :((
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:41 am

ITV to make 'less bonnet-y' Pride and Prejudice, bringing out Jane Austen's dark side

In years gone by, it would have been a recipe for television gold: a classic romance complete with corsets, crossed-wires and a happy ending.

That tried-and-tested version of Pride and Prejudice is to be given something of a makeover, it has been announced, as a new television adaptation aims to make it “less bonnet-y”.

Mammoth Screen, the team behind Poldark and Victoria, is to adapt the Jane Austen classic for ITV, challenging the BBC as the traditional home of the literary adaptation.

It is now more than 20 years since the BBC’s most famous version, written for the small screen by Andrew Davies and starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy.

The ITV version, announced in the Radio Times today, will be adapted by playwright Nina Raine, who has never written for television before or seen a Pride and Prejudice adaptation.

Producers said the new version would tease out the story’s “darker tones”.

“Pride and Prejudice is actually a very adult book, much less bonnet-y than people assume,” Raine said of the project.

“I hope I do justice to Austen’s dark intelligence – sparkling, yes, but sparkling like granite.”

Damien Timmer, managing director of Mammoth, said, “In this age of the box set – with audiences loving to binge on complex, serialised dramas – it feels absolutely right to reassess the great classics.

“Every generation needs its own adaptation of this perfect novel.

“Nina Raine is one of the most gifted writers working today, and her wit and emotional intelligence make her the perfect match for Jane Austen.

“She’s a devoted fan of the book, but she’s never seen any previous adaptations – so pleasingly the novel only exists in her imagination”.

Raine’s previous work includes Consent at the National Theatre and Tribes at the Royal Court, which was nominated for an Olivier for best new play.

It will be the sixth television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, with all previous versions made for the BBC.

Mammoth Screen is already making Vanity Fair for ITV, beginning filming next month in Hungary and England.

A second series of Victoria, and a fourth of Poldark, are also on the way.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08 ... e-austens/



I wonder who are going to play Darcy and Lizzie.

And this time what Darcy is going to do for the less bonnet-y style ? Hanging in trees and jumps from one to another, like Tarzan, shouting "LIZZZIIIIIIE" :))
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:33 am

I do NOT like the idea of this

I LOVED Colin Firth as Darcy :x :-* :ymhug:

Having read the book 'several times' over the years, I find the Colin Firth version to be extremely accurate in most parts :D

I do NOT want Darcy taking his clothes off as Poldark did, though I did enjoy watching a half naked Poldark in the fields :ymdevil:
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:40 pm

SO...YOUNG COLIN FIRTH OR SILVER FOX COLIN FIRTH?

    63%
    Um, sorry, but why can't I have both????

    24%
    Young Colin Firth is clearly superior.

    13%
    Silver fox Colin Firth will always have my heart.
I am with the 63% why can't I have both :ymhug:

Colin Firth was cute when he was young and handsome as he matured, but really sexy when he played Darcy :x

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

PostAuthor: Anthea » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:05 am

Jane Austen polymer £10 note enters circulation :ymhug:

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The new £10 note featuring novelist Jane Austen has entered circulation - marking a return of a woman in addition to the Queen on Bank of England notes.

The launch comes after a four-month period when women, apart from the Queen, have not been represented on the Bank's notes.

The last was the £5 note featuring reformer Elizabeth Fry which was replaced by a Winston Churchill fiver.

The new £10 note is made of polymer and includes raised dots for blind people.

It replaces the paper £10 note, with the portrait of naturalist Charles Darwin, which will still be accepted in the shops until Spring 2018. The exact date of withdrawal will be published three months in advance.

"Our banknotes serve as repositories of the country's collective memory, promoting awareness of the UK's glorious history and highlighting the contributions of its greatest citizens," said Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

"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," he said.

Scottish banknotes can be issued by a number of banks. They will launch their new £10 notes into circulation in the coming weeks.

The representation of women has continued on Scottish notes, with doctor and suffragist Elsie Inglis still the face of Clydesdale Bank's £50 note.

One billion polymer Jane Austen £10 notes have been printed and will be fed into general circulation over the coming weeks and months.

The Bank said polymer, also used with the new fiver, was more durable and cleaner than paper notes. It has persevered with this, despite complaints from religious and vegan groups that the animal fat tallow is used in the production process.

Following consultation, the Bank said in August that it would continue with the use of tallow in future banknotes - saying that it "has not taken this decision lightly".

The Bank assessed whether palm oil or coconut oil should be used instead, but concluded that this might not be able to be sourced sustainably and changing production would also involve considerable extra costs to taxpayers.

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 letters 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
On the front of the new note is the portrait of the Queen as well as Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen's final resting place, in gold-coloured foil over a see-through window.

In the top left corner, two clusters of bumps are on the plastic to allow blind and partially-sighted people to feel which note it is.

This is the first time such a feature has been used on banknotes in the UK. It has been used before on Australian and Canadian banknotes.

On the reverse of the note is Jane Austen's portrait with a quotation from her best known work, Pride and Prejudice, which says: "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading." The line is from a character called Caroline Bingley who, in fact, has no interest in books and is merely trying to impress Mr Darcy, a potential suitor.

One investment company has calculated that £10 from 1817 - when Jane Austen died - equates to roughly £786, in today's money.

Ritu Vohora, investment director at M&G Investments, said: "Jane Austen lived through the Napoleonic Wars, yet despite all the political upheaval - cash remained king."

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41255976
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:51 am

Who was the ugliest / less charming Mr Darcy as an actor ?

About Mr Knightley, I have the answer : MARK STRONG

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Just compare :x

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I let you decide who was the worst Darcy :D
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Anthea » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:45 pm

Mark Strong was certainly the ugliest Mr Knightley :ymsick:

As for the ugliest actor to ever play Mr Darcy:

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Apart from Colin Firth and Sir Laurence Olivier all the other actors were ugly :D
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Re: What makes Mr. Darcy desirable? (Austen's fans thread)

PostAuthor: Piling » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:08 am

I disagree. The 2005 movie is the first adaptation I watched and I found Matthew McFadyen so cute

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Even if I admit that Colin Firth put a hot sex-appeal in the character.

But I still prefer Keira Knightley as Lizzie.
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