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Comparing Pride And Prejudice Essay

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Comparing Pride and Prejudice and Bride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is a 2005 British romance. It is a film adaptation of the 1813 novel by Jane Austen. Bride and prejudice is the Bollywood version of pride and prejudice. Although both directors made adaptations from the novel in there film, there are many comparisons between the English version and the Bollywood version. Both directors adapted the novel to suite there preferred audience. There are large differences between the two films, as they are reaching towards different cultures. The Bollywood version of the film is set in India, the Indian culture includes allot of singing and dancing.
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This in contrast to the Bollywood film, as the director used very cultural music which is exciting.
Similarly in both opening scenes, the camera concentrates on ‘Keira Knightley’ and in Bridge and Prejudice case ‘Lalita’ to show the importance of the character. Although this is a similarity, the big difference is that in the Bollywood version, we are introduced to Mr Darcy straight away, and we are shown his arrival to India and his reaction to the country. In pride and Prejudice, however, we are introduced immediately to ‘Lizzie’ ( Keira Knightley’) and we are then shortly after introduced to her sisters. Also there is a big change in sceneries, as they are set in different countries, the Bollywood version shows us a very busy street with lots of people, animals and shops, and it is also very noisy. Whereas the English version shows the elegance of the family, by showing us the large house they live in, and the large garden out front. The audience are shown the inside of the house, as we hear the girl’s mother and father talking out the importance of one of their daughters being introduced to Mr Bingley. This is similar to the Bollywood version, as the mother is telling her daughters how important it is to meet Mr Bingley, because in India it is the mother’s job to marry off their daughters.
In the Bollywood version, there is a change of scenery, and the sisters are at a ‘pre-wedding party’. Similarly we are taken to a different scene in Pride and Prejudice, although is this version it is a ‘ball’. In the Bollywood version, the audience finds out allot of information about Balraj and Mr Darcy as two mothers who want their daughters too marry him because he is very wealthy, are gossiping about him. In comparison, the audience learn their information about Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley from the sisters...

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