I’m in the middle of reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time after being a huge fan of the 2005 film adaptation for at least a couple years. It’s been fascinating to see the differences between the book and the movie (what they cut, the lines they shifted around, how they adapted a multipage explanatory letter into a dramatic scene). But the thing that’s stood out to me the most is just how inseparable the actors’ performances have become from the lines I’m reading on the page.
In a lot of ways, I suspect it’s like reading Shakespeare after seeing it performed — particularly because the lines aren’t entirely in modern English, and especially because Jane Austen’s dialogue is laced with so much understated sarcasm and quiet…
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