Wednesday, 28 January 2015

I which I prove that Mr Darcy smiles a lot

We finished watching the annual Pride and Prejudice 1995 this evening. I'm heart-broken. Honestly, I could watch it all again right now. Well, this time, what I noticed was how Mr Darcy keeps on doing those teensy-weensy smiles. Sometimes he barely moves his lips, but his eyes twinkle and that's his smile.

Who ever said Mr Darcy doesn't smile?!! Today I shall prove you wrong.


This took quite some time to put into each other, so enjoy it. :-)

13 comments:

  1. Now I must give one smirk, and then we may be rational again. ;) Such a lovely post, and I'm glad there is someone else out there who realizes that M. Darcy does NOT have a sour expression all the time. I love his little half-smiles!

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  2. But...
    He saves the absolute BEST smile for the end. For his bride. :)
    One of my favorite scenes is his gaze at Lizzy while she plays the piano. It's soooooooooo sweet!

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  3. Reyna, Haha, yes. I love that Henry Tilney quote. I'm glad you too know that Mr Darcy smiles. =)

    Hannah, I know, and it's SO worth the wait. HE ACTUALLY SHOWS HIS TEETH. Oh, me too - that's just the most lovely gaze ever. *swoons*

    ~ Naomi

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  4. Yes, yes, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can truly appreciate the vast amount of time this took.....but it SO needed to be done and I'M SO GLAD YOU DID IT, NAOMI!!!! Thank you!! At last a rebuttal (with evidence) to that frightful rumor floating around!

    Interestingly, the last couple times I saw this, I actually got thinking that if he smiled any more it would make his character too soft....because if you're watching carefully, his eyes are often so pleasant and yes---smiling---even early on in the story.

    So as it stands, I consider it all practical perfection! ;)

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  5. Oh dear Heidi! You are very welcome indeed, and thank you for your kind words! It was totally worth the work... I know, right? His eyes smile a lot. I say that he who knows the Darcy smiles a lot, knows Darcy well. :-)
    ~ Naomi

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  6. Um, that doesn't really look like a smile to me, but okaaayyyy....

    ;-P

    No, I can see it. Yes, he does smile. He has a very nice smile. And I am sitting here staring and enjoying this collage, because I know it must have taken you a very long time. :-)

    I'm sorry you have to wait a whole year to watch it again! Oh well, that makes it all the more enjoyable. Imagine if you watched it every day. Or maybe you'd like that. *imagines watching Hornblower every day* No, I think it's better this way.

    ~Em

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  7. HOW DID I KNOW YOU'D WRITE WHAT YOU WROTE. Hahaha. No really, I just KNEW you'd write something like, 'You call that a smile?'
    But I'm not angry, 'cos you made up for it by admitting that he has a nice smile. :-) Although I personally am capable of thinking of a better adjective to describe it. :-P
    Yes, I knowww. I'm SO sad. Well, well, at least I can scare at screencaps and listen to soundtracks. (No, watching it every day would be a waste of time. Haha.)

    ~ Naomi

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  8. Very interesting! I myself prefer the '05 version, but we all enjoy a Mr. D. smile. : )

    ~Kathryn

    bestloveddolls.blogspot.com

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  9. I always heard (and thought so myself the first time I saw it) that Darcy never smiled until the end but the more I watch it I catch more glimpses of him smiling or just seeing his eyes sparkle.

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  10. YES!! Every time I read someone saying, "Colin Firth's portrayal was excellent, except that he didn't smile as much as he does in the book," I want to (almost) scream, "No! He DOES smile throughout the movie! Hasn't anyone ever told you that you CAN smile without showing your teeth? Goodness!" Haha. So well done!

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  11. Yay! Love this post! I love that you took the time to point out all the times he DOES smile-and not just with his mouth. Sometimes, his mouth isn't smiling at all but you can see his eyes are. :)
    And oh yes, the smiling at Elizabeth over the piano scene. :) -happy sigh-

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