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BBC Pride and Prejudice vs. the movie version (Poll)

Which do you prefer?

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    electricpeppers

    [1]Jun 3, 2007
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    I'd have to go with the BBC version. I thought the film was funny but I didn't really like the pacing it felt too quick and they missed out some large parts. Also I felt the characterization wasn't that great - it lacked a lot of charcater defining moments.
    Edited on 06/03/2007 4:01pm
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    deeperwell

    [2]Jun 3, 2007
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    I agree. I love the bbc version. the movie was bad
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    kompita123

    [3]Jul 13, 2007
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    bbc was great, and i didnt really like the movie because it changed so much of the story, and it was just plain bad.
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    gabfan31

    [4]Jul 28, 2007
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    There were a few good elements to the movie, and anything that brings Jane Austen to the screen is a good thing (except Mansfield Park- don't get me started on that abomination!!!). But there is good Jane Austen, great Jane Austen, and Perfect Jane Austen, and the BBC version with Colin and Jennifer was just plain Perfect!
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    la_survive

    [5]Sep 19, 2007
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    I just adore the BBC version, for so many reasons. Not the least of which is Colin Firth....
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    mellylynne

    [6]Oct 13, 2007
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    BBC version. No contest. The movie missed so much and Colin Firth is the best Darcy.
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    Kadodian

    [7]Jan 14, 2008
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    Are you joking the movie was a thousand times better people.
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    DesertRose61093

    [8]Jan 18, 2008
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    I liked the movie better, because I liked many of the characters they had in the movie better.. Also, I think the mini-series changed some things that were my favorites in the book. I also liked the ball scenes in the movie much better.
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    Nox92rox

    [9]Jun 30, 2008
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    i would have to say the BBC version....i find movies go to fast and leave out elements that make up the best bits of a novel....also the BBC version is more faithful to the book and i like that when it comes to book to screen adaptions.
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    electricpeppers

    [10]Sep 25, 2008
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    la_survive wrote:
    I just adore the BBC version, for so many reasons. Not the least of which is Colin Firth....


    Word my friend! He's the best Darcy by far.
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    usedtobefangle

    [11]Dec 26, 2008
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    The BBC version is far superior - especially with Colin Firth
    Edited on 12/26/2008 4:27am
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    thuginthemaking

    [12]Mar 28, 2009
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    BBC version....

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    thornnnn

    [13]Jul 8, 2009
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    They were both GREAT. I dont think it's exactly fair though to compair a 2 hour movie to a 6 hour movie.

    i think there was another miniseries version too.. older than 1996 version.

    so far i have seen the 1940 version with greer garson .. it's on TCM all the time

    the 1996 version with jennifer ehle .. it's on tv once every few years it seems A&E and another cable channel.

    and the 2005 version with keira Knightly on oxygen channel a few times a year

    what i really really wish i could do .. is see the other versions. I know there are other versions.. i think 2 or3 more versions.. i wish like hell i could see those before i die.. (i'm 50) .. billy mays was 50 .. mike jackson was 50.. .. TIME TO SEE THOSE MOVIES NOW!!!!!!!! ..

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    dragonfly_pat

    [14]Jul 14, 2009
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    The mini series was perfect in every way - far superior to the latest movie.
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    Lady_Lancaster

    [15]Jul 25, 2009
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    I would most definitely have to say the BBC version. Apart from Kiera Knightley, whom I think is very talented, I thought the casting in the movie was nowhere near as good as the mini series. Colin Firth was just one of many who was superb in his role, but there were severalothers.
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