Comparing ”Pride & Prejudice” and ”Domino”
Fresh-faced and Empire-waisted in one, black-eyelined and bulletproof-vested in the other. One performance Oscar-nominated, the other…not. But a closer look at Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice (PG, 129 mins., Universal, 2005) and Domino (R, 128 mins., New Line, 2005) reveals that these flicks have more in common than their striking star.
Pride & Prejudice ? Based on the literary classic from Jane Austen, the boarding- school girl-turned-novel-writing daughter of Rev. George Austen.
Domino ? (Sort of) based on the true story of Domino Harvey, the model-turned-bounty-hunting daughter of actor Laurence Harvey.
LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT
Pride & Prejudice ? Our fiercely independent heroine calls men ”humorless poppycocks” yet falls for the emotionally remote, tall, dark, and handsome Darcy.
Domino ? Our fiercely independent heroine calls one man a ”freak” yet falls for the emotionally remote, tall, dark, and handsome Choco.
Pride & Prejudice ? Silences an interrogating harpy (Judi Dench) with ”You have insulted me in every possible way and can now have nothing further to say.”
Domino ? Silences an interrogating harpy (Lucy Liu) with ”It kills you that while I’m coming into my own, you’re stuck in some dead-end marriage or…unfulfilling job.”
DISARMS OPPONENTS WITH…
Pride & Prejudice ? Her smile and cutting remarks.
Domino ? Her smile and crushing nunchucks.