Thursday, December 08, 2005

Firth! That's who!

The title is a gentle jibe at Mrs. Mosley's comment about Colin Firth after seeing Matthew MacFayden in the role of Mr. Darcy in the latest Pride & Prejudice. In my looking over articles and reviews for the movie, I came across a hilarious mediation on the character by MSNBC's Mary Beth Ellis:
Colin was Action Figure Darcy. He fences! He swims! He bathes! Naked! He gives and fixes and scowls and rides his horse and just in general Firths all over the place, and we are much the better for it.

He also stares, a lot. There is a great deal of staring on the part of Darcy, mostly at Elizabeth Bennet, who occasionally stares back, which in the Regency era I suppose was the equivalent of text messaging.

I must find a way to use the verb "to Firth" in a sentence sometime today.

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