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Monday, November 21, 2005

Americans Like Cheesy Romance

Posted by on November 21 at 11:14 AM

According to this article at indieWIRE and this one at NYT, the version of Pride & Prejudice released in the UK was missing the conspicuously cheesy ending that U.S. audiences are being bludgeoned with. Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore the movie. But even for an anti-purist like me, hearing Elizabeth Bennet utter the phrase “goddess divine” was a little irksome. British audiences were apparently spared.

Also in the above article, some details about the marketing of everybody’s favorite gay cowboy movie, Brokeback Mountain, which has the same distributor as P&P. Is the target audience gay men? Women? Illiterate cowboys? Only the graphic designer knows for sure.