“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Mr. Darcy: So what do you recommend to encourage affection?
Elizabeth: Dancing. Even if one’s partner is barely tolerable.
Elizabeth: You’re a great deal too apt to like people in general. All the world is good and agreeable in your eyes.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
And then the music you’ll recognise as being the music that we first hear when we enter Longbourn at the very, very beginning of the film….also by Dario, the composer,who composed it before we started filming. The reason I used the same music is because it would remind her of home.That finding the person you’re supposed to be with is like coming home.And that even though this house is so completely different from her house…it’s the same spirit, the same music moves there. (X)
- Joe Wright director’s commentary
“I felt that Darcy was vulnerable. He’d lost his parents, inherited this vast estate and had huge responsibilities. So I saw him as a young man trying to cope rather than someone who had a`sorted out´ life. He was quite arrogant at times, but that kind of arrogance comes from insecurity. And he looks at Elizabeth, with her easy way with people and her closeness to her parents and four sisters, and sees a loving family. It makes him feel more alone, more isolated” - Matthew Macfadyen