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Oh Darcy, Darcy, Darcy!

I must confess that I am in love.
These men. Are. Oh. So. Divine.

First, there’s Mr Darcy.

Oh, and Mr Darcy!

Kiss me, Mr Darcy!

Yes, as you can see, I am infatuated with Mr Darcy. Note that I did not say Matthew Mcfadyen, the actor who played him, although I have to say that his deep and sonorous voice does have such an overwhelming effect on my senses. It is Mr Darcy all the way for me. For who in the world could ever resist Mr Darcy, said to be the sexiest man for almost 200 years? Don’t you just love the crisp British accent spoken in that velvety deep voice?

And then, moving on to another Darcy(s) altogether.

Yes, the original Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy from the BBC miniseries, who so charmed ladies all over the world when he made that great leap into the pond in the show. Here’s the man who inspired Helen Fielding’s novel, Bridget Jones’ Diary and its sequel, who then named the upper-crust, tightly-wound character that Bridget Jones eventually fell in love with “Mark Darcy“.

If you have the DVD of Bridget Jones and the Edge of Reason, you could actually view the hilarious scene of Renee Zellweger remaining in the skin of Bridget Jones and interviewing Colin Firth the P&P actor. And oh, the scene of him fighting Hugh Grant’s Daniel Cleaver just cracks me up.

Lastly, we have the man who was overshadowed by a giant primate in his latest movie,

Ahhh….Adrien Brody. What he lacks in brawn, he makes up in soulfulness. Have you seen those electrifying eyes? When he tells Naomi Watts’ character, “It’s not about words”, my insides just melted away.

Right. Forget about Kong. I’ll go for Adrien Brody any day (isn’t that obvious?).

I think I am just a sodding romantic at heart. That’s the whole point of swooning after them, isn’t it? The whole romantic fantasy thing, with a Romantic Incident that would set you on the path of romantic greathood from henceforth. You wonder if the man you love would go to such lengths for you, if he would ever make you laugh and cry that way, if he would love you and your wobbly bits in all circumstances, if he would say “I like you very much, just the way you are”. Maybe, we are all wishing for the one big romantic kiss out in the streets, oblivious to passers-by, just like in the movies.

Aww well, it’s the sappy voice in me that’s talking. Maybe it’s Christmas. Think I will re-watch Love Actually for the nth time again.

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Pride & Prejudice

During the decade when Napoleon was transforming Europe, Jane Austen write this novel in which the main events are that a man changes his manners and a young lady her mind.


Well, the synopsis, which is printed on the back of my battered 10-year-old book, sums up the book, really. But then again, it fails to capture the sparkling wit and sardonic humour that had made this book such an evergreen in the fickle circles of Literature.

Having had the chance to watch the 6-hour miniseries produced by BBC in 1996, I trooped on down to the cinema yesterday to watch the movie version and was pleasantly surprised by the near faithful adaptation of the book. More ahead after the jump.

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