Pride and Prejudice (1980) short review

Okay, realize that this review comes from having watched the 1995 PandP Over and Over and Over. Surprisingly quite good! Elizabeth Garvie does a good job portraying Elizabeth’s wit, Jane Bennet is appropriately pretty and sweet, and the costumes (while nothing to get overly excited about) are fine. David Rintoul is, however, not the best Darcy – he does a good job seeming/looking pompous and conceited in the first half, but never really mellows — and let’s just say that his pants seem to fill out rather TOO well (what is a blushing, virginal Regency maid supposed to look at when there’s such a view?).


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.