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Sunday, August 16

Jane Austen Movie Throwdown

Yesterday's post dealt with Regency style weddings. Which Jane Austen inspired movie wedding did you enjoy the most? The one in Pride and Prejudice 1995 which shot the double wedding of the Bingleys and the Darcys in the snow? Or Colonel Brandon's bell chimed wedding to Marianne in 1995's Sense and Sensibility? Both, you must agree, are incredibly romantic!

Favorite Jane Austen Inspired Wedding

Pride and Prejudice, 1995, with Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) and Elizabeth Bennet (Jennifer Ehle), and Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham Carter) and his Jane ( Susannah Harker) in a double wedding. Artificial snow had to be carted in for this scene.














Sense and Sensibility, 1995, with Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman) and Marianne Dashwood (Kate Winslet) getting married by Hugh Grant (Edward Ferrars), who had shortly before married Elinor Dashwood (Emma Thompson). Villagers carry the wedding cake in a procession while waving ribbons. Willoughby (Greg Wise) looks on from a distance, and turns away when Colonel Brandon throws six pence in the air for good luck.













This YouTube clip is not visually pretty, but it showcases the music that was played during the wedding scene.

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3 comments:

Charleybrown said...

Vic, do you delight in tormenting us with impossible choices? I adore both of those wedding scenes. Both films have two sisters who finally overcome obstacles to find happiness after all but after watching the Youtube clip and being reminded of the music for S&S, I'd have to choose that one remembereing how it made my heart swell just a little more than in P&P. And given that Elinor is my favourite Austen character and S&S was my first Austen film certainly gives it an edge!

Vic said...

Yes, it's the music that finally tips it, isn't it? And the bells chiming, and ribbons waving, and the Colonel so smart in his uniform, walking in procession to the church with his best man, and the simplicity of Elinor's love for Edmund shining through as they leave the chapel, and the spring buds popping out all over, and Marianne's exquisite silver gown sparkling as she emerges....usually I don't give my choice away so blatantly, but I LOVE this S&S wedding scene. In P&P, Lizzy and Darcy's thunder is somewhat stolen by that double wedding.

Lynn said...

I like the S & S wedding, mainly because of the beautiful country setting and the joy that was captured in those scenes. Also, Brandon finally achieving the kind of happiness he truly deserved was just wonderful to behold !