Friday, April 23, 2010

Mr. Knightley vs. Mr. Darcy

No offense Mr. Darcy or anything but I think that Mr. Knightley totally kicks your butt. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the book and we can't forget the iconic A&E movie adaptation but it's been bumped.

The 2009 Masterpiece Theater version of Emma with Johnny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley and Michael Gambon as Mr. Woodhouse. Romola Garai is Emma and does a much better job than Gwenyth Paltrow (no offense, again). Emma is one of my least favorite of Austen's novels but this movie made me want to watch it again. It captures all the wit and humor of the book and the secondary characters are charming and obnoxious as the occasion calls for it.

I think Masterpiece Theater should redo Pride and Prejudice...don't you?


Ashley Smith said...

I totally loved this version also. And I am in total agreeance. I have always been more of a fan of Knightley than Darcy. He is understated and sweeter. We should have an Emma watching party.

Annie Get Your Camera said...

I love Mr. Knightley.