Site ColumnsBy Michelle
March 4, 2005 - 10:34 PM
Today I saw Bride and Prejudice, which is the first time I have really adored Jane Austen. Three undergraduate and two graduate courses in the literature of the period couldn't make me; a women's studies minor couldn't make me; Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier couldn't make me; Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle couldn't make me. Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson managed it, however, in Gurinder Chadha's gorgeous and funny Bollywood musical version.
Okay, so everything that annoyed me in Austen the first time around continued to annoy me in the movies. Happy meetings and endings are contingent upon the wealth of the parties involved, the younger generation all have many moments of seeming intolerable, the older generation all have even more moments of seeming intolerable. But in this case the music, the costumes, the thoroughly likeable actors, the fact that I didn't secretly loathe the Darcy character all improved matters immeasurably.
I have absolutely loved the Americanized Bollywood films I've seen, like The Guru, but I know absolutely nothing about films that are popular in India besides the titles of some of the most famous. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from March 2003:
- Trek Actors In War Protest
Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker), Alfre Woodard (Lily Sloane) and F. Murray Abraham (Ru'afo) were just a few of the many actors around the world joining together in protest of military action against Iraq by staging Lysistrata in dozens of venues.
- Trek Wins 'Pop Culture' Accolade
Actress Mira Sorvino presented an award to William Shatner (Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and James Doohan (Scotty) at the inaugural TV Land Awards hosted at the Hollywood Palladium and aired on Nick at Nite.
- Baird On Getting To Grips With Trek
Director Stuart Baird admitted that he knew nearly nothing about Star Trek when he signed on to helm Nemesis, but saw some of the movies and some episodes of the television series after getting the directing job. "The characters are very much set," he said. "So I had the advantage of the actors knowing their roles very well...it's like a family coming of age and mom and dad are left on their own."
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Monday, March 7th is the birthday of Donna Murphy, who played Anij in Star Trek: Insurrection.
Today's Television Listings
Star Trek: Enterprise has been pre-empted on UPN tonight for the launch of a new season of America's Next Top Model. Reruns will resume next week with "The Forge".