It is a truth, universally acknowledged that the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice is the most wildly popular dramatization of Jane Austen’s work ever to grace the screen, large or small. No other work has inspired such fan devotion, being the source of countless websites, news articles, and even books. Until this time, we had movies that were based on the novel by Jane Austen. Now we have novels which are based on the Jane Austen movie! P&P2, a co-production of the BBC and A&E television, was shown in Britain in the fall of 1995 and in the USA in January, 1996.First imagined in 1986 when Producer Sue Birtwistle and screenwriter Andrew Davies met at a showing of Northanger Abbey, the film took nine years to create from start to finish and remains the measuring stick of all other Jane Austen films.
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