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Pride and Prejudice was on during my dinner break (I have resolved to keep the TV off all weekend, but I do like to have it on while I eat, so I get about 10-15 minutes of TV viewing each meal).

Anyway, I couldn't resist...


Mr. Darcy: So this is your opinion of me. Thank you for explaining so fully. Perhaps these offences might have be overlooked had not your pride been hurt by my honesty...
Elizabeth Bennet: My pride?
Mr. Darcy: ...in admitting scruples about our relationship. Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your circumstances?
Elizabeth Bennet: And those are the words of a gentleman. From the first moment I met you, your arrogance and conceit, your selfish disdain for the feelings of others made me realize that you were the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed upon to marry.
[They look at each other for a long time as though about to kiss]
Mr. Darcy: Forgive me, madam, for taking up so much of your time.


Sadly, that wasn't the part I saw...but I did turn it on just in time for my favorite facial feature of the entire film. When Elizabeth (with her aunt and uncle) arrives at Pemberley and there's a medium shot of her face and she sort of giggles to herself in a way that indicates how ridiculous she finds the large manor to be, as though a house like that couldn't possibly exist in the real world.

It's the same reaction you would have if someone came up to you and asked to borrow a billion dollars. "Yeah, sure. Do you want it in cash form, or will you take a check?"

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cicigreen
Mar. 30th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, see, I always took that little laugh as a "Holy shit, I could have been mistress of this? I am an idiot."

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