“I tried lots of different ways of making that last scene. I think ending with just Donald Sutherland’s face and Elizabeth going, is enough. I like how fast Elizabeth goes.”
“These sensual moments are few and far between, for good reason. The vision of the film was to remain as hands off and sexually insinuative as possible. That’s what brilliant about this film, because you very rarely get innocence. How electric and important a single touch can be? It’s rare in American film for anything to be left to the imagination.”
Darcy´s hands say so much.
Physical contact is kept to a minimum both in the book and the movie. But Elizabeth and Darcy’s slow-burning emotions are often economically and elegantly expressed through unconscious actions. As when, after innocently holding Lizzie’s hand as she steps into a carriage, Darcy’s fingers are shown gently curling, as if recalling the touch of her flesh.
“In really simple terms they first see each other, they fancy each other and he can´t deal with the fact that he fancies her. So they´re like children in a playground, they hit each other. If you cast them as seven, he pulls her hair, she gives him a slap and now they´re enemies”
(Joe Wright, Director)