Es tiempo para… Javier Bardem!

Yeah, it’s time for Javier Bardem!  The multi-talented Spanish actor just won Best Supporting Actor Oscar!  Let’s hope this leads to more great projects (esp. here in US).  

This interview shows his way w/ words:

 Though I didn’t see No Country For Old Men, I absolutely LOVED Javier in Before Night Falls, The Dancer Upstairs and The Sea Inside.   It’s AMAZING how he transforms himself from one film to the next, but always keeps his relatable charm and ease.  He is a REAL actor- you can’t “see” the acting b/c he IS the character.  It’s difficult to even speak TWO languages, but great acting is rare.  As an added bonus, Javier Bardem is a v. gorgeous guy w/ that striking profile, big brown eyes, and BEST of all… his megawatt smile!


P&P lines (Part 3: The End)


“Oh, Jane, do not you see that more things have been ruined by this than Lydia’s reputation?” –Lizzie laments to Jane after they learn of Lydia’s elopement w/ Mr. Wickham


“We cannot be too guarded in our behavior toward those of the opposite sex who are… undeserving.”

–Mary to her sisters after Lydia’s elopement


“Too bad I couldn’t take all my sisters to Brighton- I could’ve got husbands for you all!” –Lydia exclaims after her marriage to Mr. W. 

“I don’t particularly like your way of getting husbands.” –Lizzie retorts


“Perhaps if I am very lucky… I will one day meet with another Mr. Collins!” –Lizzie jokes with Jane after Jane’s engagement to Mr. Bingley


“…he [Mr. Darcy] is a gentleman; I am a gentleman’s daughter. We are equals!” –Lizzie exclaims to Lady Catherine (Darcy’s aunt)


“But what else do we live for but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” –Mr. Bennett to Lizzie


“He [Mr. Darcy] is truly the best man I have ever known.” –Lizzie says to Mr. B.


P&P lines cont’d…

Back to P&P currently showing on PBS… 

Jane is quietly coping w/o Bingley around.  Poor Mr. Darcy is (obviously) suffering from love, but it- alas- refused.  Lizzie learns re: Mr. Wickham’s true character.  We see that Charlotte is coping w/ Mr. Collins (lord bless her!)  Lydia goes off to Brighton w/ the Fosters- we know where that will lead!  The Gardiners and Lizzie check out Pemberley (Mr. Darcy’s estate), and unexpectedly run into Darcy himself. 

Sidenote: Colin Firth’s legs look v. good in the costumes IMHO.  The long coats he wears are cool, too!  

Below are some more quotes I like from the mini…

 “I remember a time when I liked a red coat well enough.” -Mrs. Bennett recalls before the younger daughters dissolve into giggles

 “She must know she’s marrying one of the stupidest men in England!” -Lizzie exclaims to Jane (after hearing of Charlotte’s engagement to Mr. Collins)  “But everyone is not the same!” Jane exclaims after Lizzie expresses her shock re: her friend’s choice

“I am not romantic- I never was.  I want only a comfortable home.” -Charlotte Lucas to Lizzie re: her decision to marry Mr. Collins

“The more I see of the world, the more I am dissatisfied with it.” -Lizzie confesses to Jane 

“…it often happens that a whole day passes in which we have not spent more than a few minutes in each other’s company. I find that I can bear the solitude very cheerfully. I find myself… quite content with my situation Lizzie.” -Charlotte re: her marriage 

“Do not worry yourself about your appearance, cousin Elizabeth.  Lady Catherine likes to see rank preserved.”  -Mr. Collins

“What!?  All out at once?  The younger ones before the older are married?” -Lady Catherine asks Lizzie re: her sisters being “out” in society

“Beauty is not the only virtue, Maria. She [Mary King] has just inherited a fortune of ten thousand pounds, I understand.” -Charlotte points out to her lil sis.  “Now that is a definite virtue.” -Mrs. Gardiner adds slyly. 

“Lady Catherine de Bourgh herself was kind enough to suggest that these shelves be fitted exactly as you see them there.” -Mr. Collins  “Shelves in the closet. Happy thought indeed.” -Lizzie replies

“I am ill-qualified to recommend myself to strangers” -Mr. Darcy confesses to Lizzie when they meet at Rosings

“I had not known you a month before I felt you were the last man in the world whom I could ever marry!” -Lizzie to Mr. Darcy after his first proposal

“Disguise of any kind is my abhorrence.” -Mr. D. to Lizzie

“I’m afraid one has all the goodness, and the other all the apperance of it.” -Lizzie to Jane(comparing D. to Wickham) 

“I believe one would be willing to put up with a great deal to be mistress of Pemberley. ”

-Mrs. Gardiner, Lizzie’s aunt, says when they first see Pemberley

“I shall conquer this!  I shall!” -Mr. Darcy