True Pride and Prejudice Fan?-Or Not?

Hmmm!  That is the question!  How true a Pride and Prejudice fan are you?  Are you a fan of the book and story?  Or just of Colin Firth and/or Matthew Macfadyen?  Hmmm?  Well, here’s one way to find out!  But first, a boring little blah blah by moi:

The very first Pride and Prejudice ANYTHING that I ever experienced or was exposed to, was the 1940 movie version starring Laurence Olivier!  Now, you know how I love old movies, well this one was no different!  I was a pretty young teenager when I saw it and therefore wasn’t too familiar with the book at all.  This movie is actually what sparked my initial interest in Jane Austen!  It’s very very very different than the dramatic versions we’re now familiar with, but it’s fun all the same!

So, the question of the day is:  Are you a TRUE P&P fan?  If you are and you’ve never seen this 1940 version, leave a comment here or on Facebook or e-mail me at and I’ll drop your name in my hat to win a DVD copy of it, and pull out a winner at the end of the week!

Oh, I know that I don’t get much blogging done…but I do love silly contests!  So let me know if you’re interested in winning this DVD of P&P!

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37 Responses to True Pride and Prejudice Fan?-Or Not?

  1. Becki K. says:

    Oh, how fun! I love P&P, but have never seen this version. I’m intrigued!! Hope I win!!

  2. Elizabeth Baker says:

    I thought I was a true fan until now. Whether or not I am lucky enough to win the DVD I am definitely going to find my own copy and watch it:)

  3. Maria Ferguson says:

    I love, love, love P&P any version any time. However, I have not had the privelege of seeing this one yet.

  4. Sil says:

    I love this movie I discovered it at our library a few years ago!! It is a classic and one of my favorites. Wait since I’ve seen it does that mean I can’t enter to win? Oh well, someone will love it!

  5. Linda Gibbs says:

    I saw both of the other versions and love them! Own the newest one. I would love to have this version! I will have to check at my library and see if they have this one.

  6. Karen H. says:

    I love the book and the movies that I have seen. I will be finding that version. Very curious to see it.

  7. Channing Jackson says:

    O my goodness! I am ashamed of myself. I am a devoted Pride and Prejudice fan, but this one version I haven’t seen yet.

  8. Steph S. says:

    I wasn’t even born when this was out…lol I would love to see it as I love P&P and I love old movies. My parents to hide
    “The Greatest Show on Earth” from me when I was little cause I would watch it EVERY day! The funny things you do as a kid.

  9. K. Lou says:

    A month ago I watched the A&E version of P&P and when it was over I needed more so I watched the Matthew M. version. That night I was pretty much in British mode. My thoughts were, “I wonder if there is an older version that i don’t know about,” but i was too tired to do an internet search. Thanks, MLM, for answering my question. I am excited to see if my library has it.

  10. Kacee says:

    I have seen this version and it was a lot of fun! Am I a true P&P fan?? I own my own “Mrs. Darcy” tea cup/ mug!!

  11. Jennifer H says:

    I have to say I had never seen the movie until I started dating my husband and he made me sit down and watch the Colin Firth version… LOVED IT! We watched that over and over the first few years we were married. My husband loves it so much I found the DVD version for his birthday one year – but lets face it, it was as much for me as for him! The funny thing is he really does not like the newest one because it’s “too short and skips too many of the important details” I howeverm enjoyed the difference in the interpretation of the book… Yep definitely a fan…Oh, I almost forgot! I have never heard of this version and now I’m curious! Put my name in the hat please! ;^)

  12. Tarrah says:

    I’ve never seen this one. oooh…so excited!

  13. Stephanie says:

    I decided to read P&P about three years ago for the first time. I had never seen any movie or read anything by Jane Austen…wow I was missing out. I fell in love with the book and then read the rest of her books and continued on to the movies! I even found one ballywood style:) However, I’ve never seen this one, so enter me in for sure!!

  14. Sharee says:

    I haven’t seen this version either and LOVE all the other versions and have even read the book!!

  15. Stacey says:

    I have not seen this version, I need to go find it! I LOVE P&P, So romantical! Great contest Marcia!

  16. Stephanie S. says:

    I watched the A&E version like 10 times, everytime having my friend explain what was going on the whole time lol. When I finally got it I loved it!!!

  17. I LOVE P&P. I saw the 1940 version a couple of years ago and laughed. They seemed to take Jane Austen much more seriously back then. 🙂 The A&E version is my all time favorite though. All I have to think about is the phrase, “On foot?” and it makes me smile. (And only people who have seen the A&E version a gazillion times like I have know where that line is in the movie).
    I even like the book ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’…if you haven’t read that one, get it. It is fun. 😀

  18. Kareena says:

    I looooove P&P! My favorite would be the six hour BBC version. (The scene where Darcy had just been swimming and he runs into Elizabeth, Oooh lala!!) But i’d love to see this one too, especialy to see how it compares to the others.

  19. Misty says:

    I love P&P. I have read and reread the book. I’ve seen both the Colin Firth version, and the Matthew Macfadyen version, many times. It would be interesting to see this one in comparison to the others.

  20. Kelsie J says:

    I love P&P! I read it once a year around the Holidays! I have an entire shelf dedicated to Jane Austen books and movies on my bookshelf, but I haven’t seen this one! Please enter me in the contest!!

  21. Becky says:

    This movie is what got me started on the whole P&P thing in the first place… there is nothing like Elisabeth in her huge hoop skirt (I know it is not authentic… but this was old hollywood style… true to form!)To this day the Mrs. Bennett in this version is my favorite!

  22. Mary G says:

    The 1940 Pride and Prejudice is the first one a saw too. I love it. Love Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier!!

  23. Carolyn W says:

    I am a BIG fan of P&P!!! Book or movies… I love them all!!! I must admit I haven’t seen this version yet, but now you have me wondering. I will probably track it down if I don’t get lucky with this contest!!! Thanks for the heads-up!!!

  24. Lisa Hanson says:

    I love P & P! My favorite version (well, the only one I’ve ever seen) is with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. My favorite scene is in the rain under the gazebo. MmmHmm! But I’ve never seen this 1940’s version. Didn’t even know it existed! And I’ve always liked Laurence Olivier too.

    Like everyone else here, I hope to win!

  25. Trisha Brown says:

    Well, Yes I am! Thankfully I am other wise I could not have married my husband. You HAVE to know P&P and sit through the BBC verison with all the girls before you get the OK. (my husband tells everyone I could watch a 2 hour Collin Firth movie with just him reading a paper. It’s true!) Now that my son is dating I ask the sweet girls he brings home…What is your favorite book? So far no P&P. He is thinking when he finds the right girl he will have to prep her before hand. The family even has a quiz sheet we use for furture women in the family. It was also a topic on our last family vacation game night. (The husbands even got some right.) As you can tell I could go on and on. Have not seen this version. I want to and will have to get a fun girl package together for the girls in the family with this movie and red vines.

  26. Trisha Brown says:

    Sorry to get on again… however, if you want something yummy to read about the Jane Austen MEN I have come acrosse books by Amanda Grange. Mr.Darcy’s Diary,Colonel Brandon’s Diary (my favorites) there is also Mr. Knightley’s diary, Captain Wentworth’s diary. So much fun to see what they were thinking. Enjoy!! Oh I think you could use this as another contest sometime.

  27. Mary Ann F says:

    I LOVE Pride and Prejudice! It has got to be my number one all time favorite romance (Sorry Marcia.) I read it at least twice in high school, maybe more. I have seen this version a couple of times when it’s been on tv. I have to say it has to be my favorite version, probably because it was my first. No other Darcy compares to Sir Lawrence Olivier! And the LDS version so wonderfully parodies THIS movie! Especially Kitty and her hair. I have watched every Pride and Prejudice movie, listened to the audio book last year, got Stacy hooked on Pride and Prejudice, though she refuses to read the book – the language is just to boring for her. Sadly, I think I’ve only watched the Colin Firth version once. I’m just not a big Colin Firth fan. Maybe I’ll have to watch it again. Anyway, I LONG to own the original version with Sir Lawrence Olivier, the TRUE Mr. Darcy. So please- pick me, pick me!!! 😀

  28. Melanie Beatty says:

    I love both of the more recient movies. I have never seen the origilal. I would be fun to see it. Thanks.

  29. Christina says:

    I LOVE Pride and Prejudice!!! I own the book, and both of the modern versions. I actually just this last week discovered that there even was a 1940’s version. So intrigued by it! Jane Austen movies are some of my very favorite!
    Would love to see the original version of P and P.

  30. Ashlee says:

    This would be the only version on the movie I don’t have! I’ve got Colin Firth & Matthew McFadyen, of course, but I have the bollywood version called Bride & Prejudice, and an LDS version of the movie as well. Not to mention I own 5 copies of the book. So, do I love it….Yes!!!

  31. Bronwyn says:

    Oh my goodness! I do love Pride and Prejudice with all my heart, nut I have never seen this version. Jane Austen is my favorite author! I hope I win it!

  32. Emily says:

    Love P&P, but have never seen that version.
    Have you seen Bride & Prejudice? It’s pretty cute too.

  33. Marie (Bella) says:

    I LOVE P&P! I love the book best, and I love the PBS version with Colin Firth. I have never seen this version though! I’d love to win!

    Thanks for the contest!

  34. Bonnie says:

    I am a fan. I read the book before I ever saw any of the films. I have to admit that I have not seen the older movie. I love P&P.

  35. Tierra Lowry says:

    This post could have been written by me! It was the same for me. I didn’t know anything about P&P until watching this movie as a teenager and loving it. How crazy that we had the same experience. I loved that movie so much but then I saw the BBC, Colin Firth, heaven movie. Now it’s my second favorite version. I still love to watch it. Especially the mom and her crazy “You have no compassion on my poor nerves.” She was a hoot to watch. I know I am too late to win the video but I sometimes watch it at my parent’s house. They own it. What am I saying, I can get it on Netflix.

    Here is a question for you. What Jane Austen stories do you like best? What order would you put them in and what movie versions do you like of those stories? OK, I meant two questions.
    Mine? Glad you asked.

    Pride and Prejudice (BBC first then the 1940’s version)
    Emma (Love the Gwyneth Paltrow one)
    Persuasion (BBC 2007 with Rupert Penry-Jones. I think his facial expressions are like Colin Firth’s in P&P. Simply swoon worthy!)

    On another note. I don’t know if you have ever seen “It Happened One Night” but you should. I love that movie. It’s with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

  36. Kristina Webb says:

    My husband has been told that if ever he is in question about what to give me for Christmas, he just needs to find ANYTHING Jane and I will love it. My quest is to collect every film adaptation, retelling, biography, etc. about her and her books. This looks like a great one to see!

  37. Kristina Webb says:

    Apparently my view of things is shared by others because the computer told me my comment was duplicated. So short and sweet “I am the true Jane Austen fan.”

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