Different but good blog tour--Pride and Prejudice
The DIFFERENT BUT GOOD Blog Tour
ends here...better late than never!
After a last-minute writing deadline that fell into my lap,
I wasn't able to get my post finished when I was supposed to,
but I'm back now and ready to talk remakes!
Need I say more?
Speaking of Mr. Darcy, evidently Helen Fielding thought Colin Firth was the one and only Mr. Darcy as well, because she insisted he play the part of Mark Fitzwilliam Darcy in the movie version of her novel, Bridget Jones's Diary. Throw in Hugh Grant, and a girl doesn't know who to root for. Of course Bridget Jones isn't an exact retelling of P&P, but all the elements are there. You've got Elizabeth and Darcy (Bridget and Mark), the scoundrel Wickham (Daniel Cleaver), Mr. and Mrs. Bennett (Bridget's parents, although you could argue that Bridget's mom also plays the role of Lydia, getting mixed up with that sleazy salesman guy), and the Bennett sisters (who are portrayed as Bridget's friends--which you could call her urban family). You've got a headstrong female lead who probably should think about settling down, but hasn't found Mr. Right yet. You've got uptight Mr. Darcy, who was painted badly to Elizabeth/Bridget by Wickham/Daniel's lies. And of course you have the bristly but heart-wrenchingly real love affair between Elizabeth/Bridget and Darcy.
For me, it doesn't get much better than Bridget Jones, books or movies. I just watched the 3rd one, and it was delightful.
And then you've got Pride and Prejudice AND ZOMBIES, because...why not? This version follows P&P well enough, of course veering off to do the whole zombie thing. It's fun because the female characters in it are true to their personalities in their personal lives, but when a zombie comes around, they go into full ass-kicker mode.
So, that's all for the DIFFERENT BUT GOOD Blog Hop!
Go back and visit all the other stops, if you haven't yet.
Thanks for hopping with us!
2/19: Jami Deise
2/20: Morgan Cain
2/21: Deborah Nam-Krane
2/22: Kerrie Olzak