Monday, June 20, 2011

The Pride & Prejudice You Haven't Seen...

As you're probably well aware I've been rereading Pride & Prejudice as part of The Book Rat's Jane in June read-a-long. Well, last week my roommate and I got to talking - what versions of Pride & Prejudice need to happen. I mean, of course the A&E Colin Firth miniseries is a favorite, and I'm also a huge fan of the more resent Kiera Knightly film, so what other versions would become instant favorites?

We decided the best way to do this was to take directors who have favorite actors use in most of their films, as well as a specific style of filmmaking. The first cast's we came up with were for a Wes Anderson and a Judd Apatow.  If you have other suggestions for directors/styles/teams let me know!

My awesome roommate Jasmyn made the charts since I'm terrible with Photoshop. In case you're interested we also posted about our casting project on Camp or Crap (our bad movie blog).




Is this what normal people in their 20's do with their nights? Wait, maybe I don't want the answer to that.

One last thing: Wes, Judd, If you're reading this you should totally make these movies. I'd see them a bazillion times. 


9 comments:

Kelly A. said...

Michael Cera as Mary! hahahahha! This was great :)

Rachel said...

Michael Cera as Mary made me snort my drink up my nose. Perfect casting. This made my night!

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Same comment from Camp or Crap: Hahah. Some of those think you nailed it, but Franco as Mr. Darcy? Le barf. And Mila Kunis.... I don't think they have the acting repartee to fill out those fast talking dialogue. But that's just me.

I think you totally nailed Bingly, Wickham, and Mrs. Bennet... And effin Michael Cera?! as MARY holy sweet baby cheeses. lol!

Misty said...

oh my LORD, I love this! I am definitely going to include this in the this week's "In Other Jane".
I would actually pay to see these, if only to laugh in a manner most unbecoming a lady...

Midnyte Reader said...

This was such a good post! I love your suggestions. I think Ben Stiller could totally do Mr. Collins! And, I would love to see Gwenyth as Caroline. And Meryl Streep and Betty White as Catherine Dubourg. Brilliant!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Both look excellent! In fact, I can't decide which one I'd rather see... :)

Jasmyn said...

Yes, roomie, this is what we're supposed to be doing with our nights.

I'm glad everyone likes them! :D

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Seriously hilarious.

Rebecca said...

LOVE!!!

Now I'm going to dream about getting to watch James Franco in Regency-wear as Darcy...yumm!

And yes, this is a perfectly acceptable way for 20somethings to spend a night ;o) Anyone who says otherwise is unenlightened! haha