"Pride and Prejudice"
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Robert Z. Leonard's 1940 film "Pride and Prejudice" was an adaptation, by Aldous Huxley and Jane Murfin, of a stage version of Jane Austen's novel. By comparing one scene in the novel and film--Elizabeth Bennet's interview with Lady Catherine de Bourgh at Longbourn-- this paper demonstrates some of the principal differences between the two works. The paper shows that one of the main differences is that the film treats the story largely as a source of comedy.
From the Paper:"In the film the story is streamlined to fit most of the novel's major plot points into the two-hour running time. In some instances this does not alter the meanings of the story significantly; in others the changes are more important. The overall tone of the piece is modified into a much lighter, less witty and serious, entertainment with chirping music, quaint, showy costumes from the Victorian period (rather than Austen's Regency era), and over-broad comedy such as the carriage race between Lady Lucas and Mrs. Bennet."
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