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Lizzie Bennet Diaries

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Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Post by Nefret » Mon January 21st, 2013, 9:49 am

Has anyone else seen these? They're great.

It's a modern version of Pride and Prejudice as told by Lizzie in a video diary (vlog) format. The videos are pretty short, and there are sometimes amusing little skits. And also... the Darcy is totally adorkable.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat February 16th, 2013, 10:14 pm

I'm loving this series! Don't read the comments on YT though. Some of them are ridiculous.

I'm hoping the producers will do more of these when LBD wraps.

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Post by Madeleine » Sun February 17th, 2013, 11:55 am

I don't recognise anyone in the cast.

P D James's "Death comes to Pemberley" is going to be televised; wonder who'll be Darcy in that?
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat February 23rd, 2013, 3:38 am

Madeleine, as I understand it the cast are largely unknowns. Mary Kate Wills, who plays Lydia is on another webseries (don't know the name) but LBD is a low budget production so they weren't going to get big names. I actually like it better that way.

And when I say low budget I mean really low. The actors often use their own clothes for wardrobe.

However, it is a new way of storytelling and they've done a good job of updating P&P, without changing the core of the story too much. They've even come up with some new things that help to sort of translate Jane Austen for a modern audience (the kind who fall asleep in history class).

Probably my favorite line from it so far was where Lizzie describes Darcy as having the social skills of an agoraphobic lobster. :)

I've heard they will end it at 100 episodes. I hope they do another one. Maybe more Austen even. Anne Eliot's or Fanny Price's vlog could be very interesting.

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