My November item for the Pride & Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge:
Pride & Prejudice (2010 restored miniseries).
This is the second P & P DVD I’ve watched. I saw the shorter movie, and for a long time didn’t bother to look for anything else.
The miniseries is 5 hours and 23 minutes, which is more than the usual length of time I’m willing to sit still for television. So I didn’t think much of it. Except, as I looked for blogs and posts about P & P, I found more and people enthusing over it. Eventually I gave in, and decided to give it a shot.
It follows the story exactly, which I’m not going to summarize here. 🙂 The length of the miniseries is good in some ways–you get a great deal more detail, just like in a book. Movies have to abbreviate a little here and there. You can spend plenty of time with the characters, watching the story unfold. It even shows some bits of the story that aren’t really described in the book. However, for people incapable of provided sustained attention to the television, it is a little long.
I couldn’t figure out how to skip over the introduction, and there’s only so many times I can look at embroidery over the six episodes. The miniseries is over two discs, so you have to switch them out. Which is only a production in my case because the TV cabinet is in the way of the DVD player.
Overall, the story is the story that fans love, so I would recommend it.