I’m a self-professed Austen purist, and I’m a little concerned about the new Pride and Prejudice coming out…looks somewhat contemporized to me.  Of course, I’d love to be pleasantly surprised.  It’s been far too long since a captivating and lovely and worthy period film hit the theatres and I’m feeling rather starved.  (So much so, that at my book club this afternoon when comparisions were being drawn between the new P&P and the ‘debacle’ of the third Anne movie, I welled up at the mere thought of the end of Anne of Avonlea…"The dreams dearest to my heart" and all that.:))  Anyway, if you haven’t seen the trailer, take a look and let me know if I’m not the only one who thinks that maybe it won’t rank up there with Sense and Sensibility and Emma.  After all, I heard that the costume designer hated the Regency style.  I think I shall have the vapours!

10/23 edited to add: based on the feedback of trusted friends and the example of my optimistic husband I have decided to look forward to the November 11th release of this film…as Philip says, it’s a lot more fun to anticipate something, and, if I’m disappointed, well, it’s not the end of the world! πŸ™‚

11/11/05 edited yet again πŸ™‚ to say that I’m going to the opening tonight…here’s an interesting review I heard on NPR this morning:

Pride and Prejudice