The halting of the music and dancing and the utter silence in the room upon the entrance of Mr. Bingley, Miss Bingley and Mr. Darcy at the first Ball was a brilliant visual way of describing their status and importance. Also, Miss Bingley’s dress was of a more modern style (the Empire, as it’s called) than that of any of the other girl’s dresses, portraying her very up to date fashion and her ability to purchase the very latest and expensive fashion.
The scene at the first Ball where Lizzy and Charlotte, sitting under the staircase, overhear the conversation between Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy where Darcy states his dislike of Lizzy, was a creative way to show both conversations and still have all the actors in the middle of the screen. When I read the book and was thinking how the director might portray it, I pictured a wall between the men and girls, in a very tight shot, sort of like a split screen. The director's shot was much more creative and we didn’t lose the feeling of the Ball continuing on in the background during the conversation. It also fit right in with Lizzy’s discomfort at being at a Ball in the first place.
A key scene in the book, which is really the purpose of the story, is the conversation that takes place in the parsonage at Rosings, in which Fitzwilliam tells Lizzy that it was Mr. Darcy that convinced Mr. Bingley to not marry Jane. He also goes on the say that it had... [continues]
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