Monday, April 28, 2014

Funniest Line Throwdown: Round Two


We are delighted to see that the Funniest Line throwdown seems to be going rather well-- thank you to all who participated in the polling last week!  Our Final Four quotes have been chosen, and humorously enough, three of the four come from Mr. Bennet.  The man is witty indeed.  :D  Please vote in the poll on the sidebar for your favorite (one vote per visitor, please) and come back on Saturday for the announcement of the winner!  In the meantime we hope to have a fun little surprise for you appearing on the blog, so keep a lookout.   :D

#1:  "An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins... and I will never see you again if you do." ~Mr. Bennet

#2:  "Shelves in the closet!  Happy thought indeed."  ~Elizabeth

#3:  "You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They’ve been my old friends these twenty years at least." ~Mr. Bennet

#4:  "May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?" ~Mr. Bennet

6 comments:

Naomi Bennet said...

Of course- Mr Bennet is so witty! I just adore is dry sarcasm- it just cracks me up EVERY time I watch it- over and over again.
He could be my father-- his remarks always stay so funny!

Molly said...

Ooohhh, which one to choose?? :D

Reyna Nicole said...

#1, to be sure! I actually am watching this movie right now for about the 100th time. ;)

Reyna

rachaelnz said...

Haha! Mr. Bennet is so funny! My sister and I rewatched it the other night. I love P&P so much! Number one is definitely the funniest!

Annelise O'Connell said...

I recently had a P&P-obsessed two days and tried to contemplate just why P&P '95 is so much more enjoyable and Austenish than any other, especially than the infamous 2005 version. I've seen them both and your competition made me think. The 2005 version has an attitude of melodrama, or soulful tension which is quite out of place in an Austen adaptation. It lacks the humour, the sprightly mockery with which Jane Austen teases her characters, ALL her characters, even Elizabeth. When I watch Jennifer Ehle, I think,"Elizabeth Bennet". When I watch Keira Knightley, I think, "Keira Knightley looking soft mischief at the camera while playing at being Elizabeth". 2005 could be a BRONTE adaptation for the attitude towards the characters.

Teddybear said...

Has to be No1, I laugh every time I hear it.