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ISBN:014025157X
Author: Susie Conklin,Sue Birtwistle
ISBN13: 978-0140251579
Title: The Making of Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
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Language: English
Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st Edition edition (August 26, 2003)
Pages: 128

The Making of Pride and Prejudice (BBC) by Susie Conklin,Sue Birtwistle



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There is no denying that Sue Birtwistle's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is an exquisite adaptation of one of the finest novels in English literature. The cast is magnificent, the script knows when to be faithful and when to adjust, the music is lovely, and the settings are lush perfection. Knowing all this, one does wonder about the many other people who brought this fine work to fruition.

by Susie Conklin, Sue Birtwistle. The Making of Pride and Prejudice reveals in compelling detail how Jane Austen's classic novel was transformed into the stunning television drama starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. It vividly brings to life every stage of production of this sumptuous series.

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The BBC's lavish adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice", starring Colin Firth, was eighteen months in the making and continues to captivate audiences today. This indispensable companion to the series is packed with colour photographs, interviews and lavish illustrations. Follow a typical day's filming, including the wholesale transformation of Lacock village into Jane Austen's Meryton. Sue Birtwistle is the former director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Education Company in Edinburgh and founding director of the Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout Company. Susie Conklin is currently a drama script associate at Granada Television. Very good book, that covers all parts of the making of the series. Really get a lot of insider information from this book. Would recommend for Austen and BBC fans.

The BBC’s lavish adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, starring Colin Firth, was eighteen months in the making and continues to captivate audiences today. This book takes you through the steps of making a movie like "Pride and Prejudice," has interviews and desrciptions by cast and crew, and many colorful pictures (both still and action shots). I enjoyed this book, learned a lot, and have a new appreciation for the movie.

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Including many full-colour photographs, interviews and lavish illustrations, The Making of Pride and Prejudice is an indispensable companion to the beautifully produced series and a fascinating insight into all aspects of a major television enterprise. Introduction 1 The script 2 Pre-production 3 Production design 4 Costume, make-up and hair design 5 Music 6 Dancing 7 Two weeks to g. Filming 9 A conversation with Colin Firth 10 Post-production Appendix: Cast and crew list About the Authors Acknowledgements. Tags: JaneAusten, Filmmaking, Television. com Product Description (ISBN 014025157X, Paperback).

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The Making of Pride and Prejudice reveals in compelling detail how Jane Austen's classic novel was transformed into the stunning television drama starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. It vividly brings to life every stage of production of this sumptuous series.
Reviews: 7
Wnex
I love this book! I have never been a movie fan. As Mary in P&P says, "I would infinitely prefer a book". However, when I saw the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice, I was totally blown away. The passion and quality of the acting, the scenery, the costumes, was so incredibly moving! So, I watched the bonus that came with the movie, and was so impressed with how passionate Sue Birtwhistle, Andrew Davies, Simon Langton and Gerry Scott were about the book and movie, that I craved to learn more. When I saw this book available, I had to have it. What a treasure trove! The interview with Colin Firth was worth the book, but the information on the costumes, choosing the filming sites, etc., are fascinating. I honor the people involved in this project. I love to see anyone do a job with all their heart. The skill, commitment, and passion evidenced in this movie deserves the highest honor.
Vishura
The perfect complement to a viewing of the best-ever Pride and Prejudice production. Firth and Ehle never disappoint. ( I only hope I spelled "Lizzie's" last name correctly). This book says everything about the joys and challenges of transferring a novel to the screen.
Ielonere
First, I have to say that I have NEVER bought a "Behind the Scenes" book on ANY movie. I stumbled across "The Making of Pride and Prejudice" on Amazon. Sue Birtwistle's adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" IS probably my favorite movie of all time, but the previous reviews on Amazon convinced me that I would like the book as well.
If you truly enjoyed the movie, I hope that you will take a chance and read, "The Making of Pride and Prejudice" by Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin - even if you don't normally read this type of book. It is FASCINATING. It isn't just all the wonderful pictures (and how DIFFERENT the actors looked!); it is that this book methodically explains the concept behind the movie, the writing, the casting, the houses ("Pemberley" is actually at Lyme Park), the costumes, the wigs (Jennifer Ehle is a BLONDE!) and so many more interesting facts.
I was particularly amazed that Colin Firth originally TURNED DOWN the role of Darcy - because he didn't feel that he could do justice to the part. (Most of us can't imagine ANYONE except Firth playing the role!) Sue Birtwistle had to convince him to do the part. (And he was so nervous that he was physically ill initially.)
This is a terrific book, which chronicles the process of making a truly magnificent movie.
Jugami
Excellent books for the Jane Austen fans w lots of information on the A&E/BBC / Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth production. This version is our favorite video of P&P and this book is lavishly adorned with behind the scenes photos and pre-production and production information showing the detailed cosideration that serves as the foundation of great movies. NICE!
Lucam
I bought this book on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at how interesting it was. It describes the incredible logistics involved with making a movie with the requirements of Pride and Prejudice such as the extensive search for appropriate houses in which to film different scenes. Descriptions of how each day was scheduled, how they made snow, the huge job of handling the horses and carriages. It is an entertaining read if you want to know the "behind the scenes" toil that was required to make the movie. Also, an interesting interview with Colin Firth who turned down the role twice because he didn't think he could do it.
Nekora
There is no denying that Sue Birtwistle's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is an exquisite adaptation of one of the finest novels in English literature. The cast is magnificent, the script knows when to be faithful and when to adjust, the music is lovely, and the settings are lush perfection. Knowing all this, one does wonder about the many other people who brought this fine work to fruition. (If you have the DVD Special Edition, you may have met some of these individuals in the featurette "The Making of Pride and Prejudice".) This book is absolutely loaded with pictures and photographs that cover every aspect of the work behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera, from location scouting to casting, music and choreography, costumes, makeup, filming and post-production. I especially enjoyed the long conversation with Colin Firth (Darcy), the head shots of the actors (who sometimes look very different than one expects -- Jennifer Ehle with blonde hair comes to mind!), the typical day's schedule, and the locations map. I learned a lot about this production and filmmaking in general.

This book is interesting, informative and very entertaining. If you like the book or the miniseries, you should enjoy this volume very much.
JoJogar
I was uncertain as to whether I should purchase this book and thought it might just be a bunch of useless information bound together to capitalize on the popularity of A&E's P&P. After reading other reviews I purchased this book and am very happy I did so. The "behind the scenes" of all the planning, research, etc that went into this production was very interesting and entertaining to read. I absolutely love P&P and was very pleased with the A&E adaptation of it. The production of this film was done with painstaking attention paid to detail and the book explains all of it. I especially liked the explanation of the homes utlized for the filming (to represent Pemberly, Longbourne, Rosings, etc). The purchase of this book will not disappoint.
It was very much what I hoped it would be - a detailed explanation of how the film got made. I learned a lot about such things as seeking out the locations, handling the many background actors, a usual day on the set, and so on. It's made me look at other films with a more analytical eye. There's one long interview with Colin Firth, which was interesting, and several quite brief ones with other actors. All excellent. More on the show-biz side of, obviously, than discussing the Jane Austen-ness. But that was what I wanted.