Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Author Spotlight Week - Danielle Thorne shares her favorite movie

Darcy and Lizze, BBC verison of
Pride and Prejudice

In the collection of movies that I keep on hand to watch over and over, (Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter) there are a couple here and there that I always come back to when I need a laugh. I'm one of those people that walked out of the theater with scrunched brows after seeing Napoleon Dynamite thinking, "What the hell was that?" But the second time around, and then the third, it finally sunk in and I got it. The same thing pretty much goes for my favorite Jack Black movie, Nacho Libre. Maybe it's my strange sense of humor, but that movie about an incapable priest in the poverty-stricken mountains of Mexico who dreams of being a wrestler, tickles my funny bone. I often break into Nacho Libre voice when I need to relax. Sometimes I read in Nacho Libre voice when I need to get through a long passage of something I find boring. Whatever works. But seriously, my favorite all time movie at this time in my life (because let's face it, twenty years ago it was a toss up between Footloose, Goonies or Dirty Dancing) is the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. I suppose it is cliché, but that's the way it is. No one holds a candle to Mr. Darcy. Not Baby. Not even Nacho.


  1. Danielle,

    My favorite movie of Pride and Prejudice is MGM's version made in 1940. It stars Greer Garson as Elizabeth and Lawrence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. This version doesn't faithfully follow the book, but it's so much fun to watch.

    I enjoyed reading about your favorite movies.


  2. Thanks, Barri. I'll have to check that one out. I've seen parts of it, but have never watched the entire thing. It's so interesting to see the creative results when different parties act out their idea of what P&P was and is.

  3. Danielle, I found it interesting to read how your taste as evolved with your maturity. I loved Pride and Prejudice, too. Anything with romantic costumes, mansions, and manners sweeps me away into another world.
    And of course, Sea Girl, you would love Jaws.
    Thanks for the article. Linda

  4. I love Pride and Prejudice too, Danielle.
    I haven't watched the Nacho Libre movie. I'm going to have to check that out. It will be a new way to relax. LOL

  5. I guess I haven't reached my mature years yet because I'm a huge Jack Black fan :-). Let's face it, I don't wanna grow up!

  6. I saw P&P, the one with Keira Knightly and I loved it. Well acted. Surprisingly, I had never read the book so I downloaded it to my Kindle. You know, I didn't care for Jack Black in Nacho Libre, but I loved him on Yo Gabba Gabba. LOL!!

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