Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Mr. Darcy in the News
Every Mr. Darcy fan loves the iconic "lake scene" in the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Who can forget Mr. Darcy after his swim, with his tousled hair and clingy wet shirt, as he unexpectedly and awkwardly encounters Elizabeth Bennet touring his family estate? It's the scene that made Colin Firth a sex symbol. (I can't embed it due to copyright reasons but you can see it on YouTube by clicking here.)
So take a peek at this next video and see what those crazy Brits are doing to mark the bicentennial of Pride and Prejudice's publication --
The irony, of course, is that the lake scene was not actually written by Jane Austen at all. No, it's purely a creation of the TV version. Oh well, who cares? It's Colin Firth in a wet cotton shirt -- YAY!!!!