My husband bought it for me yesterday...a surprise all wrapped up with a card that said "You have bewitched me..."How much do I love him?!!!
Seven times? But Colin Firth wasn't in it! ;)
Well, if there WAS a contest, you obviously won it, Megan! The question is, what's the prize?But, I dunno, seeing the 'new' P & P feels like cheating on Colin 'Mr. King of the Smoldering Look' Firth.
Okay. I realize this is scandalous, but I might actually like Matthew MacFadyen better. I've given it a lot of thought, and there it is. I said it.But happily-- I don't really have to choose. I can watch BOTH versions ever after, in the comfort of my own home...
Arrggh, Megan, you are a lady after my own heart. SEVEN times? and they snickered at me for seeing it a measly four times. The prize is inherent in the activity. You got to see P&P SEVEN times!!I am in total agreement about Matthew Macfadyen. I loved his Darcy. Loved him. Coming out of the mist....SIGH!!!! To all you Colin Firth ladies, let me say, you do not have to choose one. You can love them both!!! Of course, Poor Matthew. I am so fickle, my affections were easily transferred to Gerard Butler after one viewing of Phantom of the Opera, but Matthew comes in a close second.Um, But Brita, you husband sounds pretty cool, too. What a romantic fellow. I think you'd better hold onto to him....My P&P DVD is on order!!! any day now.....Cheers!Diane
I scoffed at Phantom of the Opera, because I thought it would be like the movie version of Evita: i.e., not even close to the Broadway version, so why bother?But I'm getting the sense that I should really rethink that stance, if you think Gerard Butler can knock Matthew MacFadyen's Darcy out of the top spot. I mean... that's a VERY bold claim!
Megan, The emotion Butler conveys in Phantom is phenomenal, IMO. To me it was amazing to see such an emotional performance given under a mask, while singing lyrics. But the way he moves and breathes and his eyes -- they do it all, with the aid of a sexy singing voice, that is.But I liked Macfadyen for much the same reasons. His performance was by necessity more subtle, but you could just see how smitten he was with Lizzie and how he did not know what to do with his feelings. It was his use of his face. And when he says, "You have bewitched me body and soul..." sighDiane
I'm with Megan---I never thought anyone could be more Darcy to me than Colin Firth, but I'm mad about MacFadyen. I loved him already from his stint as Tom in MI-5, so maybe that was a plus.I didn't see it in the theaters (there's just not one close to where I live or work) but I've made up for it since I bought the DVD. (I also recommend watching it once or twice with the director commentary turned on--lots of insight on a number of topics. It really gave me more appreciation for the layers of the story that were going on in the background while the main story was playing out front and center).Paula
I realize that this is not the latest posting on this site, but how can I resist as the subject is P&P, Mr Darcy and Butler. This is where my heart is, honestly and truly. I have to say in an analysis of the Phantom over Mr. Darcy my heart is torn. I ADORE Mr. Darcy (Matthew over Colin, controversial I know) but Gerard Butler makes my heart all dewy, have you seen him in Dear Frankie, no one can watch that movie without feeling like they're going through menopause, or what I imagine menopause feels like. You know, hot flashes, sweats, crazy strong emotions... Anyhow, I really don't want to choose one, and abandon the other. It HAS to be both and not either or. More joy in the world right?
Does anyone know if Matthew MacFadyen can sing?
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