Sunday, April 1, 2012

Review - Pride And Prejudice

It was a tiring weekend...had to go to the office on early Saturday morning to complete some task...went back and just thinking that i need a good movie to watch...rather than going to the cinema...i just ran through my dvd and come across Pride And Prejudice...yeah...i need some romance...hehehe...

official movie poster taken from google
I had watched the movie before...but watching it again made me realise the language was not as simple as i thought it was...every lines were greatly written...and i come to understand more about the movie compared to the first time i watched it...i come to appreciate the lines too...the intricate details of each words enunciated throughout the movie...the underlying meaning of each words...wahhhhh...i was bewitched...

Anyway its actually based on one of the most beloved romance novel of all time of the same name written by Jane Austen...i think not everyone knows who Jane Austen is...but nevermind...the movie is just as the title suggest...pride and prejudice...it concentrate on the two main characters Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen)...Elizabeth who had pride and Mr. Darcy who is the prejudice one...not going to elaborate more on the movie but it was a delightful watch...

The supporting characters are wonderful as well...especially the mother...Mrs Bennet...who were so keen on getting her daughters married to wealthy men and can be unbelievably embarrassing...but well...ever heard of the phrase...you cannot choose your family...hehehe...but it was fun and comical as well...Rosamund Pike was adorable as the pretty sister Jane...

Other than the stellar cast...the cinematography got me thinking about the english countryside...especially in one scene where Elizabeth was standing in the edge of a cliff overlooking the greens...owh my...that was breathtaking view...kinda made me wanna throw in Lake District the next time i am going to England...the music score was good as well...very calming kind of music...the fusion of classic musics with modern sounds...ermmmm...but it was nice...and i immediately download the rest of the soundtrack...hehehe...

Romantic elements are all in the cinematography...the music...and also those lines...demmm...it just got me wondering whether those romantic lines are true and can truly be conversed in a real world...or was it just a fanciful thinking of sort...this time around when i watch the movie i noticed more...and i learn more new words...i am not sure whether it is considered as jargon since it might be the everyday words used by the english people...but at least i know more...the way each sentence was constructed also had me thinking that my english is so bad...demmm...i also notice certain camera angles and focus...throughout the movie some time the camera will focus on Mr. Darcy's hand...especially when it involves the two main characters together...it just a metaphor that Elizabeth had won Mr. Darcy's hand in marriage...i would have never notice that before...also that conversation of that aunt of Mr. Darcy with Elizabeth in one scene when she barged into the Bennet's family home to order Elizabeth to promise her not to enter to engagement with Mr. Darcy...only now i realised that it was that conversation that gave Mr. Darcy hope that he came to see her the next morning and pour his heart to her again...errrrr...ermmm...how come i had time to concentrate on noticing that this time around...wadahek la kan...hahahah...

Whatever it is...the movie does made me think about romance in real life...people do need romance to spice up their life...who doesn't...hahaha...owh my god...i am back to the romantic hope-less mode again...but i just can't help it...watching these kind of movies does that to me...on top of that...this movie made me really want to go to the english countryside...hehehe...done with movie...i am out to find the novel...hehehe...gilosss...owh my...romantic hope-less mode in the air...

FSOM


5 comments:

Ara Izat said...

its one of my favs movies! hehe.

marmalade said...

i loveeeeee pride and prejudice!
i was introduced to the series by my cousins when i hung out wif them in london, one fine spring day. i spent all 5 hours straight (only break for restroom trips) watching it. mr darcy was colin firth (there's an interconnected character's name of this series wif the bridget jones' diary) but can't remember who was elizabeth. i learned all the lines!

"have some compassion on my poor nerves!"
"make haste make haste!"

love it to bits.

you should also watch emma and sense and sensibility, both by jane austen. and who wouldn't know jane austen? she's equivalent to the popularity of hang tuah in our society. hahahahah.

by the way, mal. it is elizabeth that has a prejudice because he didn't like mr darcy, not even getting to know him. and mr darcy wif his pride. not the other way as stated in your entry :) hihihi.

muhamadakmalwahab said...

Ara :
Just became one of mine too...hehehe...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

Cik Hayati :
I haven't watch the series...should look for it i guess...seriously the lines made me feel inadequate about my english...hehehe...

I had watched emma...emma in the movie was Gwyneth Paltrow and Sense and Sensibility has Kate Winslet in it...

I thought it was like that at first...until i watch the behind the scene footage in the dvd stating prideful lizzie and prejudice darcy...lizzie pride because her own ego of not accepting darcy...and darcy prejudice towards the lower society's behaviour...hehehe...

marmalade said...

maybe it's both for them. they have pride and prejudice all the same :) kan?