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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; TV Tie in Ed edition (7 Sept. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014025157X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140251579
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Sue Birtwistle is the former director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Education Company in Edinburgh and founding director of the Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout Company. Susie Conklin is currently a drama script associate at Granada Television.


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Very good book, that covers all parts of the making of the series. Really get a lot of insider information from this book. A good read. Would recommend for Austen and BBC fans.
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As a fan of the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and too of the novel, I have been looking for this book for a while... and I wasn't disappointed. The Making of Pride and Prejudice goes into great detail about how the series was made, who was involved and also gives general information about film making.
Includes delightful interview with Colin Firth, details of filming locations, set designs and costumes which makes you appreciate the series even more. I've never bought a "Making of.." before but this was a joy to read.
If you love the BBC series then it's a must-have.
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Never having seen the BBC miniseries, I took a chance in buying the P&P DVD a fortnight ago. Since then, I've watched it hundreds of times and just couldn't get enough of it. I wanted to know more about it, so I brought this book, and I must say, it hasing disappointed me at all. It answers vitrually every question you may ever ask on the series, it really fills in the gaps. It not only talks of the obvious things, like the filming, script, casting and costumes, but also details like location hunting, dance routines, music and sound effects. There is also a chapter devoted to an interview with Colin Firth (Mr Darcy). Reading it made me appreciate in fact how challenging it was to act out the part of Mr Darcy in a decent way. The book includes many beautiful colour photos, and each page is thoughtfully laid out. Ideally though, it would be nice to have an interview with Jennifer Ehle as well as Colin Firth, I mean, she IS Elizabeth Bennet, the main character. She is very talented, and I'd like to know why they chose her to play Elizabeth and not someone else. Nevertheless,trust me, you will see the series in a brand new light after reading this, all that work, thought, people and time devoted to make a 6-episoded miniseries. You will be very grateful and enjoy the series enough more. This is the perfect companion book to complement the series, and a definate 'must- have' for every P&P fan, especially if you own the DVD or the video.
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'The Making of Pride & Prejudice' is full of useful and interesting information about the locations, costumes, fabrics, filming, foods, dancing, actors etc.. etc., from the most recent BBC production; wth a delightful interview with Jennifer Ehle about playing Elizabeth Bennet, and a thoughtful view of Darcy's character from Colin Firth. The book chronicles the process of creating the script through to the first broadcast, and is full of pictures and 'tit-bits' of the trials and tribulations of creating a film without losing the 'magic' of a well-loved story. If you enjoyed the tv series or bought the video, you'll love this book.
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A friend lent me her copy and I spent a wonderful afternoon poring over it, then watching the series (again!)- pausing the video all the time so I could read the novel and the Making of P&P to compare effects, notice things that I would have overlooked before, moon over Colin Firth, and enjoy the film from a more informed view. I found Sue Birtwistle's account of the making v. interesting indeed, and insightful. I recommend it to all P&P fans!
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Being an addict of the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, I thought this "behind the scenes" look might spoil things a bit. How wrong could I be? This fascinating insight into everything from casting, pre-production, costume design, filming and location hunting was so good, I just can't put the book down! Particulary interesting is the various locations used during filming. I now intend to visit as many of these as possible during the summer. I recommend this book to any lover of Pride and Prejudice. It all adds to the pure magic of the story.
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Regardless of what might have prompted you to fall in love with the sumptuous BBC/A&E production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, you'll love this companion book, which fills in the background to an almost unprecedented degree.

Written in chatty style by the producer, Sue Birtwistle, and script editor Susie Conklin, the book begins with the very first idea (in 1986) of bringing one of the most loved books in the English language to the screen once again, concluding with the Christmas wedding of Eliza Bennet and Mr. Darcy. The six-hour, six million dollar production very nearly brought England to a standstill during the weekly broadcasts, as an estimated 40 million Brits were glued to the telly to see this (then) one-hundred-seventy-eight year old book brought to life. Almost no detail was allowed to be missed by the scrupulous inspection of the production crew. A few items were anachronistic, but calculatedly so; most notably, the billiard table, and Mr. Darcy's "cool-off" swim.

Each member of the technical staff -- director, casting, costumes -- speaks in his/her own voice, giving reasons for each particular choice made. Even the horse ridden by Mr. Darcy was auditioned. Contemporary pictures were used as much as possible to provide accuracy in costume and hairstyle. Meticulous attention was given to the dancing and the music, of which there is an abundance. Such minor considerations as the number of musicians employed at each dance venue exemplify the care taken with the production. Equally so, the food (of which there was more than enough to make the actors as well as the table groan) was specially prepared from recipes of the time by the appropriately-named chef for the series, Colin Capon, who specializes in period food for the BBC.
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