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'Pride & Prejudice' vs. 'Domino'

We look at the similarities between the two Keira Knightley films

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.

INSPIRATION
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.

SISTER SCHOOLED
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.

Originally posted Mar 03, 2006 Published in issue #867 Mar 10, 2006 Order article reprints
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