Today is Favorite Movie day on the 30 Day blog challenge. I had a hard time narrowing it down, just like with my favorite song but I've found that usually when someone asks me what my favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice always pops into my head! I love this movie and I've watched it a dozen times or more. And the story never gets old. I love it. I love the old charm, the simplicity yet complexity of all that happens, the intense affection and desire for one another that stays hidden for so long......the story is brilliant and captivating and I think no one could have portrayed Elizabeth Bennet better then Keira Knightley!
Elizabeth is so headstrong and willful yet simple in her needs and desires. She, of all the sisters, seems to have her head on the straightest. At least to me! She isn't going to settle just because and is truly in search of love in it's truest form. She doesn't choose Mr. Darcy because of his money - she chooses him because she comes to know what an honest, charitable, kind man he is. She comes to realize that despite their differences they love each other deeply.
And of course there is the ever wonderful and handsome, Mr.Fitzwilliam Darcy! He seems to staunch and cold at the beginning yet there is something so mesmerizing about him. He isn't flippant or careless and he doesn't say what he doesn't mean. I love how Ms. Caroline Bingley is constantly openly flirting with him yet he pays it no mind at all! I find the immediate attraction, though denied, between him and Ms. Bennet to be quite exciting! At the end of the movie there is always the sigh of contented happiness that once again Mr. and Mrs Darcy live happily ever after together!
"You may only call me 'Mrs. Darcy' when you are completely, perfectly, and incandescently happy!" - E. Bennet Darcy
Click here to see my absolute favorite scene from Pride and Prejudice!