pemberley-state-of-mind

pemberley-state-of-mind:

"That world wasn’t all just teacups and light social chit chat. There was a real world of mud and poverty and destitution. The Bennets had real risk of destitution. To a modern audience, the Bennets’ house is really conveyed that way, such as in the opening scene when Elizabeth goes through all that walking in her washing clothes.”

(Deborah Moggach, Screenwriter)

pemberley-state-of-mind

"Women and men had to find ways of attracting each other and letting somebody else know, that was acceptable. And an awful lot of this would have happened on the dance floor. Dancing was absolutely central to their society in terms of finding a good husband and a good wife. The fact that it´s difficult to talk to someone who you´re in love with is brilliantly highlighted in the etiquette of Austen´s period.”