If you are a passionate Austen-ophile, as I am, and if you think the 1995 A&E production of Pride & Prejudice is one of the best movies/miniseries ever made, you really must check out the Austen encomium at Seraphic secret.
Only last month, I bought myself the DVD of Pride and Prejudice. I already own the VHS version, but haven't seen it in about ten years, since I haven't had a working tape player in that long. The DVD, however, has just been sitting around gathering dust because there are few occasions in my life for me to watch shows that only I, and no one else in the family, want to see. Robert's post, however, inspired me, and I am just going to have to make that time.
Indeed, I'm so inspired, I may see if my children will tolerate it — although I suspect they'll just characterize it as talkie-talkie. As it is, I'm delighted at their willingness to watch my beloved musicals with me. Right now, we're enjoying The Band Wagon, which is a wonderfully fresh, vibrant musical. I've been humming "That's Entertainment" all day as I work, which really is impressive, considering how not entertaining my work has been today.
Next stop for my kids will be either Bells are Ringing or Easter Parade. My husband claims I'm training the kids to be geeks, but I'm not too worried. Girls are allowed to enjoy these things, and boys who are gifted athletes, obsessed with all things military, and very musical, can get away with it.