Pride and Prejudice
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This excellent screen adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel follows a provincial family's struggles to marry off five daughters... Read More
This excellent screen adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel follows a provincial family's struggles to marry off five daughters in 19th-century England. Greer Garson (MRS. MINIVER) stars as heroine Elizabeth Bennett, while Laurence Olivier (REBECCA) plays Mr. Darcy, the new arrival who attracts both Elizabeth's interest and her ire. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE earned an Academy Award nomination for Best (Black-and-White) Interior Decoration. Minimize
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Jul 2, 2007
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Pros: Greer Garson; the rest of the cast; story; costuming; cinematography; direction
Cons: They say it doesn't follow the book
A great movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Should be seen by all; not just for women. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 6, 2005
Three of Them Married and the Other Two Just Teetering on the Brink!
Pros: Outstanding leads and ensemble cast; highly entertaining farcical treatment of the Austen novel
Cons: Not at all a faithful adaptation; little of Austen's depth survives
Highly recommended as a delightful variation on an Austen theme. Purists beware! Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 13, 2006
"...learn to direct your darts more accurately"
Pros: Plot, cast, costumes, props, everything!
Cons: No enough sexy shots of Olivier!
Pride and Prejudice with such a talented cast, is a classic love story told with brainy humor and attitude that will withstand the tests of time. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 30, 2008
Pride and Prejudice (1940) : Best movie version of the famous book
Pros: Great movie and a great depiction of the book
Cons: The movie is missing some elements from the book
This movie is the best version of the great book, Pride and Prejudice. Great movie! Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 25, 2001
Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"- .
Pros: Pros: Extremely well directed, cast, and acted. Tightly edited, and nicely costumed and set.
Cons: More than 60 years old, with technical deficits in sound, photography, and special effects.
Austen's tale is nicely realized in this classic 1940 version with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier. Witty, exuberant, and delightful - the women triumph in a male-dominated culture. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 5, 2007
A Romance That Never Grows Old.
Pros: Costumes looked authentic. excellently selected cast. timeless story line.
Cons: It doesn't follow the book very closely. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 26, 2008
Pride and Prejudice
Pros: I really like the way they talk and the way they dress.
Cons: I didn't like the actor that played Darcy, but I got over it. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 17, 2005
Overcome old film prejudice
Pros: Very good story well produced
Cons: B&W might be a con for some.
A good period movie based on a great novel produced during the Hollywood heyday with great actors. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 7, 2003
Who is proud and who is prejudiced?
Pros: A light hearted love story.
Cons: Departs a great deal from the book. Too fast paced in the second half.
See it if you are curious about Olivier's Mr. Darcy. Not really worth the time though. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 18, 2007
Jane Austen Meets Hollywood: Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Pros: Cinematography; Garson; Gwenn; Boland; Hunt and other cast members
Cons: Overly exaggerated comic tone; Olivier's Darcy; rushed pace of final third
"Look at them! Five of them without dowries. What's to become of them?" Read More at Epinions.com