April 06, 2006
101 in 1001 - April '06 Update
I've crossed off numbers 49 (start a savings account) and 52 (go to the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa). Also, numbers 40 and 89 are revisions.
Posted by Highwaygirl on April 6, 2006 08:44 AM
to the category 101 in 1001
#77 I would recommend the Trevi fountain in Rome.
#85 I can lend you a pair.
Hey, I'll come over for #50 and bring my copy. :)
Ooooh, Marcel am smart. The Trevi Fountain is just stunning. I wanted to pitch a tent and live in front of it forever.
Marcel am very smart. And intimidatingly well traveled (of course he has the Air Force to thank for that).
Donna, my friend who has seen the Firth version of P&P keeps telling me about some "wet shirt" scene that is breathtaking. Do you know what she's referring to?
I'm not Donna, but I've seen the bbc P&P several times. Mr. Darcy goes swimming on a hot day in his clothes, and runs into Elizabeth all drenched & smokin'. You can see through the shirt, and Colin Firth looks hot in an old-fashioned, English sort of way. It's, like, the only thing even remotely close to "sexy" in the whole series.
Oh, Mr. Darcy, how I love thee...
Julie, P&P comes on a lot on A&E and PBS. Put it on your TiVo wishlist. I have it saved on my TiVo for rainy days and then I can just rewatch and rewatch.
Well the wet shirt scene comes fairly late in the adaptation. I love this version of P&P because it is very close to the book plotwise and I think it is very well cast. While I really enjoyed the recent theatrical version of it, that was quite different, much earthier and less pastel.
The beauty of Colin Firth's portrayal of Darcy is in some very subtle changes in his face. He really does a masterful job. And I think Jennifer Ehle is an excellent Lizzie: very smart, feisty and still acting within the proper confines of her situation.
Plus, you know, happy endings. I love those. :)