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The film depicts five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Screenwriter Deborah Moggach initially attempted to make her script as faithful to the novel as possible, writing from Elizabeth's perspective while preserving much of the original dialogue. Wright, who was directing his first feature film, encouraged greater deviation from the text, including changing the dynamics within the Bennet family.
Wright and Moggach set the film in an earlier period and avoided depicting a "perfectly clean Regency world", presenting instead a "muddy hem version" of the time. It was shot entirely on location in England on a week schedule.
Wright found casting difficult due to past performances of particular characters. The filmmakers had to balance who they thought was best for each role with the studio's desire for stars. Knightley was well-known in part from her work in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, while Macfadyen had no international name recognition. The film's themes emphasise realism, romanticism and family. It was marketed to a younger, mainstream audience; promotional items noted that it came from the producers of 's romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary before acknowledging its provenance as an Austen novel.
It earned four nominations at the 78th Academy Awards , including a Best Actress nomination for Knightley. Austen scholars have opined that Wright's work created a new hybrid genre by blending traditional traits of the heritage film with "youth-oriented filmmaking techniques".
During the late 18th century, Mr. As the Bennets have no sons, their estate, Longbourn, is destined to be inherited by Mr. Bennet's cousin, Mr. Collins , a pompous clergyman. Bennet, meanwhile, is eager to secure her daughters' futures through suitable marriages; she is delighted when wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley moves into Netherfield, a nearby estate.
Bingley is introduced to the local society at an assembly ball, along with his haughty sister, Caroline, and his aloof friend, the handsome and rich Mr. Bingley is enchanted with Jane, while Elizabeth takes an instant dislike to Darcy after he coldly rebuffs her and later makes demeaning remarks about her that she overhears.
While visiting the Bingleys, Jane falls ill and must stay to recuperate. When Elizabeth later walks to Netherfield to see Jane, she verbally spars with both Caroline and Darcy. Later, the Bennets are visited by Mr. Collins, who rapturously praises his patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Collins intends to propose to Jane, but Mrs. Bennet informs him that she will likely be engaged. Undaunted, Mr. Collins instead pursues Elizabeth. Meanwhile, the charming Lieutenant Wickham of the newly-arrived militia captures the girls' attention.
Wickham, who is connected to the Darcy family, wins Elizabeth's sympathy by claiming Mr. Darcy denied him his rightful inheritance. At the Netherfield ball, Elizabeth is startled by Darcy's abrupt request for a dance. While dancing, Elizabeth taunts him with witty sarcasm and Darcy responds in kind.
During the evening, Elizabeth notes Bingley's infatuation with Jane, while her close friend, Charlotte, believes Bingley may interpret Jane's reserved manner as indifference. The next day, Collins proposes to an appalled Elizabeth, who strongly declines, angering her mother. When the Bingley party unexpectedly return to London, Elizabeth dispatches a heartbroken Jane to the city to stay with their aunt and uncle, the Gardiners, hoping to re-establish contact between Jane and Bingley.
Shortly after, Elizabeth is astonished that Charlotte, fearing spinsterhood, has accepted Mr. Collins' marriage proposal. Months later, Elizabeth visits the newly-married Mr. Collins who reside on Lady Catherine's manor estate, Rosings. When they are invited to dine there, Elizabeth is surprised that Darcy, who is Lady Catherine's nephew, is present, along with his friend, Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Darcy exhibits a friendlier manner towards Elizabeth. At church the next day, Colonel Fitzwilliam, unaware Jane is Elizabeth's sister, casually mentions that Darcy recently separated Bingley from an "undesirable" match. Distraught, Elizabeth leaves, but Darcy follows and proposes marriage, declaring he loves her "most ardently" despite her inferior rank. Elizabeth angrily refuses, citing his treatment of Jane and Wickham.
Darcy defends his belief of Jane's disinterest in Bingley. Darcy criticizes the Bennet family's occasional social impropriety, excluding Elizabeth and Jane. Elizabeth hurls furious words at Darcy, leaving him angry and heartbroken. Darcy later presents Elizabeth a letter in which he describes Wickham's true character and exploits, including his squandering the bequest Darcy's father left him.
Wickham also attempted to seduce Darcy's year-old sister, Georgiana, into eloping, prompted by her fortune. Darcy also explains his reason for separating Bingley and Jane. Elizabeth privately acknowledges she misjudged Darcy and that his criticisms regarding her family are partially valid. Several months later, Elizabeth accompanies the Gardiners on a trip to the Peak District.
Their tour includes Pemberley , the Darcy estate. Elizabeth agrees to go only after hearing that Darcy is away. Elizabeth is awed by Pemberley's grandeur. She unexpectedly runs into Darcy, who has returned early.
He invites her and the Gardiners to dine at Pemberley the next day. Darcy's mannerism has softened considerably, and Georgiana, having heard her brother's flattering reports about Elizabeth, says she already likes her.
Jane has sent an urgent letter saying their sister, Lydia, has run off with Wickham. Elizabeth tearfully blurts this out to Darcy and the Gardiners, then decides to return home. Darcy leaves, and Elizabeth never expects to see him again. At Longbourn, Mr. Bennet fear their disgraced daughter has socially ruined them and destroyed their other daughters' chances for good marriages. A week later, Mr.
Gardiner sends news that the pair has been discovered in London and are now married. The newlyweds return to Longbourn, and Lydia lets slip to Elizabeth that it was actually Darcy who had found them, paid for their wedding, and arranged Wickham's military assignment. Bingley returns to Netherfield, and he and Darcy soon visit Longbourn; Bingley proposes to Jane, who accepts. Late that night, Lady Catherine arrives to see Elizabeth and demand she never become engaged to Darcy, a request Elizabeth refuses.
While walking the moor early the next morning, Elizabeth turns to see Darcy walking towards her through the misty meadow.
He apologizes for his aunt's actions. He professes his continued love, delicately telling her how much she has made an impact on him and that if her feelings have changed he still wishes to marry her. He says however, if she does not return the feelings, he will never bother her again. Elizabeth, her feelings radically altered, accepts his proposal and grasps his hands.
They lean their foreheads together as the sun rises behind them. American Ending: In the film's U. Darcy suggests calling her Mrs. Given little instruction from the studio, screenwriter Deborah Moggach spent over two years adapting Pride and Prejudice for film. She had sole discretion with the early script, and eventually wrote approximately ten drafts. I felt, 'If it's not broken, don't fix it.
Moggach's first script was closest to Austen's book, but later versions trimmed extraneous storylines and characters. But then I read the script and I was surprised I was very moved by it".
It felt like it was a true story; had a lot of truth in it about understanding how to love other people, understanding how to overcome prejudices, understanding the things that separate us from other people The only adaptation of Pride and Prejudice Wright had seen was the production , which was the last time the novel had been adapted into a feature film.
The director purposely did not watch the other productions , both out of fear he would inadvertently steal ideas and because he wanted to be as original as possible. Wright's hire occurred while Moggach was on her third draft. I don't believe people spoke like that then; it's not natural. So I felt that the Bennet family's conversations would be overlapping like that.
She advised the nervous director about adapting Austen for the screen and made dialogue recommendations, such as with parts of the Collins-Charlotte storyline.
Citing the year Austen first wrote a draft of the novel, [note 1] Wright and Moggach changed the period setting from the novel's publication date to the late eighteenth century; this decision was partly because Wright wanted to highlight the differences within an England influenced by the French Revolution ,   as he was fascinated that it had "caused an atmosphere among the British aristocracy of fear".
Wright found casting of the film to be difficult because he was very particular about "the types of people [he] wanted to work with". She's a fully rounded and very much loved character.
Webster found the casting of Darcy especially hard due to the character's iconic status and because "Colin Firth cast a very long shadow" as the Darcy. I didn't want a pretty boy kind of actor. His properties were the ones I felt I needed [for Darcy]. Matthew's a great big hunk of a guy. According to Wright, Rosamund Pike was cast as the eldest sister "because [he] knew she wasn't going to play her as a nice, simple person.
Jane has a real interior world, she has her heart broken. Donald Sutherland reminded Wright of his own father and was cast as the Bennet patriarch;  Wright thought the actor possessed the "strength to handle those six women".
But Brenda has the humour and the heart to show the amount of love and care Mrs Bennet has for her daughters.
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