|Pride and Prejudice|
|1940||Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier
||A total delight. Wonderful story and wonderful character actors.
And of course Greer is there.
|1980 (BBC)||Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul
||Faithful and sweet. Garvie is very charming. Rintoul is not terribly interesting.
Other actors are wonderful, especially the Gardiners.
Osmund Bullock is the Bingley-est of all the Bingleys.
|1995||Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle
||Not as faithful as 1980. Bad casting throughout,
except for David Bamber. Gaudy costumes and Firth's
sex appeal have made this one popular.
|2005||Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen
||Gorgeous and sumptuous. Keira and Matthew are
downright thrilling to watch.
Netherfield Ball sequence is sensational.
|Sense and Sensibility|
||Nice and BBC-sweet.
|1995||Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant
||Funny and charming.
|2008||Hattie Morahan, Dan Stevens
||Haven't seen it yet.
||Quite good. The Knightley-est Knightley. Best of the old BBCs, except for "P&P".
||Darker, but good. Also has a good Knightley.
|1996||Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam
||A joy. Paltrow is terrific. I love Northam's Knightley.
Soundtrack is superb. Archery scene is brilliant.
||Delightful. Music, scenery. O'Connor is very fetching.
||Tedious. Admiral Croft disappointed me.
|1995||Amanda Root, Ciarin Hinds
||Perhaps the best of all the Jane Austen adaptations. Outstanding in every way.