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The movie in my mind

It's raining. And when it's raining, I don't feel like being out and about or even like being at work, next to the window. I feel like being curled up in a blanket on the couch, drinking tea and watching Jane Austen movies.

But I'm not. So let's pretend we are and recreate Austen movies in quotes. I am watching Sense & Sensibility in my mind. You may watch it with me, or curl up on your own couch and watch something else.

Edward Ferrars: I wish to check the position of the Nile. My sister tells me it is in South America.
Elinor Dashwood: No! She's quite wrong, for I believe it is in Belgium.
Edward Ferrars: You must be thinking of the Volga.
Margaret Dashwood: The Volga?
Elinor Dashwood: Of course, the Volga! Which, as you know, starts in -
Edward Ferrars: Vladivostock, and ends in -
Elinor Dashwood: Wimbledon.
Edward Ferrars: Precisely. Where the coffee beans come from.
Margaret Dashwood: The source of the Nile is in Abbysinia!
Edward Ferrars: She's heading to China shortly. I'm to go as her servant. But only on the understanding that I am to be very badly treated.
Elinor Dashwood: I do not attempt to deny that I think very highly of him - that I greatly esteem him...I like him.
Marianne Dashwood: Esteem him? Like him? Use those insipid words again and I will leave this room this instant!
Colonel Brandon: The air is full of spices.
Elinor Dashwood: Marianne, you must change or you will catch a cold.
Marianne Dashwood: What care I for colds when there is such a man?
Elinor Dashwood: You will care very much when your nose swells up.
Marianne Dashwood: You are right. Help me, Elinor.
Elinor Dashwood: What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering. For weeks, Marianne, I've had this pressing on me without being at liberty to discuss it with a single soul. Having it forced on me by the very person whose prior claims laid ruin to all my hopes. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne, had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you.
Edward Ferrars: My heart is, and always will be, yours.

srah - Monday, 22 September 2003 - 9:45 AM
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Comments (14)

gravatar katie - September 22, 2003 - 11:59 AM -

When do the pirates come in?

gravatar srah - September 22, 2003 - 12:01 PM -

"We know nothing about her parents. They could be pirates!"
- Emma Woodhouse, Emma

So there.

gravatar katie - September 22, 2003 - 1:16 PM -

Yeah, well... poo on you.

gravatar srah - September 22, 2003 - 1:35 PM -

I'm sad that no one's participating. Maybe it's not raining anywhere else.

gravatar katie - September 22, 2003 - 2:21 PM -

Exactly how are people supposed to be participating?

And why do you say that no one is participating? What am I, chopped liver?

It isn't raining here. It's been sunny all day, although now it is slightly overcast.

gravatar srah - September 22, 2003 - 2:56 PM -

I had hoped other people would quote Jane Austen movies too. Never mind. It made sense in my head.

gravatar katie - September 22, 2003 - 3:00 PM -

I can't quote any. But I can pick on you.

gravatar srah - September 22, 2003 - 3:20 PM -

Don't be mean. It's raining. Now I'm going to cry. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

gravatar jday - September 22, 2003 - 4:20 PM -

"capitol, capitol!"- the old guy (Pride and Predjudice, with yummy colin firth- not in leather pants, though) I participated- do I get more imaginary dollars?

gravatar Annica - who has a crush on Ciarn Hinds - September 22, 2003 - 7:03 PM -

"Women without children are the very best preservers of furniture."
--
"I come on business, Sir Walter."
"Business?"
"Yes, my proposal of marriage to your daughter, Anne, has been accepted and I respectfully, sir, request permission to set a date."
"Anne? You want to marry Anne? Whatever for?"
--

I have to go rent "Persuasion" now, thankyouverymuch... :-)

gravatar alfie - September 22, 2003 - 9:02 PM -

Annica, I also have a wee bit of a crush on him. I actually named my car after him.

gravatar Daniella - September 22, 2003 - 9:10 PM -

Mmmmm, rainy day Austen. Although to be honest, I'm not sure whether I prefer the books or the movies sometimes. Of course the language will always hold a special place in my heart, but there's something to be said for Mr Darcy in those breeches too!

gravatar Daniella - September 22, 2003 - 9:10 PM -

Mmmmm, rainy day Austen. Although to be honest, I'm not sure whether I prefer the books or the movies sometimes. Of course the language will always hold a special place in my heart, but there's something to be said for Mr Darcy in those breeches too!

gravatar Annica - September 23, 2003 - 5:12 AM -

Alfie, you surprise me. I am delighted that someone else knows who he is. As one immortal man once said: "Excellent!"... :-)

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