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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Colonel Fitzwilliam, who led the way, was about thirty, not handsome, but in person and address most truly the gentleman. Cornelius Booth as Colonel Fitzwilliam
    Egads! If that's what "about thirty" looks like, I'd say that Colonel Fitzwilliam must have done some pretty hard living in his three decades.
    Lady 2: there isn't anything about me on goooogle, I mean, I must take it off if there is.....
    Lady 3: The google is a terrible thing, I mean I don't want anything on there! (Overheard by millyskate on a London train.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by znachki View Post
    Pretty much my reaction except for Mary. Not the casting, but for the fact that for the first time (IMO) you really get something more for/from that character. You really feel that if Mr. Collins had asked, she would have married him, and when he didn't, she is resigned to being the spinster left to care for her parents.
    According to Jane Austen, Mary would eventually marry a law clerk, or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlai View Post
    According to Jane Austen, Mary would eventually marry a law clerk, or something like that.
    Yes, if one can believe her nephew. From the Addendum to the last chapter of the P&P hypertext:

    According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was "satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet "obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in marriage, and "was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.
    Lady 2: there isn't anything about me on goooogle, I mean, I must take it off if there is.....
    Lady 3: The google is a terrible thing, I mean I don't want anything on there! (Overheard by millyskate on a London train.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan5 View Post
    Egads! If that's what "about thirty" looks like, I'd say that Colonel Fitzwilliam must have done some pretty hard living in his three decades.
    Going to war will do that to you. So will a good makeup artist.

    Cornelius Booth graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1996, so it's quite likely he was in his early thirties at the time of the filming.

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    Originally Posted by jlai
    According to Jane Austen, Mary would eventually marry a law clerk, or something like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan5 View Post
    Yes, if one can believe her nephew. From the Addendum to the last chapter of the P&P hypertext:
    According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was "satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet "obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in marriage, and "was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.

    Just going by the book of course, but this is interesting. You would've thought that it would have been the other way around, but I suppose that Kitty improved once she was no longer under the influence of Lydia - as I believe Austen alluded.

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    There will never be any other Mr Darcy for me but Colin Firth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znachki View Post

    According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was "satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet "obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in marriage, and "was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.

    Just going by the book of course, but this is interesting. You would've thought that it would have been the other way around, but I suppose that Kitty improved once she was no longer under the influence of Lydia - as I believe Austen alluded.
    That does seem a little backwards! Though IIRC from the same source, Kitty spent a lot of time with Jane and Elizabeth and their new families, which would put her both more in the area of Pemberly for husband-hunting, and would probably moderate her behavior to the point a clergyman might actually want to marry her and she'd be content with that instead of some dashing young officer. While Mary, in all truth, probably wasn't really religiously-minded as much as bookish and would probably do better somewhere people would think her clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znachki View Post
    Originally Posted by jlai





    According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was "satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet "obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in marriage, and "was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.

    Just going by the book of course, but this is interesting. You would've thought that it would have been the other way around, but I suppose that Kitty improved once she was no longer under the influence of Lydia - as I believe Austen alluded.
    I would have made Mary marry a clergyman but then she loves to preach just as much as her husband, so perhaps that won't work. Now, Kitty is a follower type and can turn out well if preached to properly.

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    The first movie, with Greer Garson and Lawrence Oliver ended with Mary being courted by the book shop owner, music shop owner, something like that. A nerd after her own heart.

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