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Sunday, December 20

Jane Austen Movie Throwdown

The winter holidays provide time for leisurely gatherings around the dinner table. In this week's throwdown we ask you to which elegant dinner party would you have liked to receive an invitation? Lady Catherine de Bourgh's in 2005's Pride and Prejudice? Or the Weston's in A&E's Emma, 1996? Neither gathering was particularly pleasurable, but so much was learned about the characters in both:

Lady Catherine de Bourgh's table, Pride and Prejudice, 2005

Dinner at the Westons, A&E Emma, 1996

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To which elegant dinner party would you have liked to receive an invitation?
Lady Catherine de Bourgh's The Westons'

3 comments:

Alexa Adams said...

Lady Catherine de Bourgh might be "good company" but the Westons are amongst the best. Even if one might have to put up with Mr. Elton at their table, it is infinitely preferable to being interrogated by Lady Catherine.

nigel said...

Yes I agree with Alexa's reason for her preference but I feel that life is not quite complete if one has not had at least one Lady Catherine experience!! (smiles).

and the fame of her culinary arts at Rosings (spelling) are manifested in the grandeur of her table (Emphatically: yum, yum).

Nonna Beach said...

The Weston's are delightful and therefore, no matter what might transpire during dinner, the company is excellent.

I also agree with Alexa and Nigel too.

In order to know how well we may be able to hold our own in good but sometimes hostile company, Lady Catherine's interrogation would be good practice... IF we applied it as Elizabeth Bennet did, giving no quarter to prestige or position and holding our own fabulously !!!