Friday, December 28, 2007

Lizzy or Elinor?

I'm a sucker for online tests. My mom and sister-in-law told me about this one that tells you which Jane Austen character you are. Being a sucker for Jane Austen, I was on Google before they finished explaining it to me.

Both my mom and Kelly turned out to be Elinor Dashwood. I figured I would be the same, but it turned out I was Elizabeth Bennett. I took it again a few days later for good measure and turned out to be Elinor Dashwood. I realize I can be a walking contradiction, so that only makes sense.

Take the test girls, and let me know who you are. But make sure you take the right test. There was this really lame one with a question that asked: If you were portrayed in a film or TV movie, it would be by...

a) Emma Thompson
b) Keira Knightley or Jennifer Ehle
c) Gwyneth Paltrow
d) Kate Winslet

Please. So don't use the link on the Elinor Dashwood picture. Instead click on Lizzy Bennett and that will take you to a better quiz.

This got me to thinking about how much I love those Jane Austen movies and those scenes I would rewind to watch over and over again. You know which scenes I'm talking about. There's that one when Jennifer Ehle is playing the piano and Colin Firth glances over at her and they lock eyes for what seems like several minutes.

Then there's the one where Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Bennett are out in the rainstorm (2005 version) and they're yelling at each other and you think that they might, just might kiss. Oh and then later on in that movie when Lizzy comes to Pemberly and meets his sister. His sister gets up from the piano and walks over to meet Lizzy. There's this part where Mr. Darcy looks at Lizzy with adoring eyes. The first scene in the movie where he actually smiles I think.

While we're talking about Mr. Darcy, there's a scene in Bridget Jones's Diary (based on Pride and Prejudice) where Colin Firth and Rene Zelwegger are making dinner for her friends on her birthday. Colin glances over at her and watches her and you only pray that someday your own Mr. Darcy will look at you like that.

Am I swooning? OK. I am totally done with this post. Girls, take the test. Boys, you can go vomit now.


Ilene said...

I am Lizzy, hooray! I can definitely see some Elinor Dashwood in you though as well as the Lizzy. I'm just not that nice to have any Elinor in me- although she was the next highest score.

LOVE those scenes you mention. They make my heart beat a little faster every time I watch them. I love the newer P&P version's way of really getting the strong emotions of Elizabeth and Darcy out onto the screen. Have you read 'Austenland' yet? The narrator goes over that piano scene just as you did. Okay, now I am in the mood to watch a movie.

laura said...

I did read Austenland! I thought it was great how she mentioned that scene because that was one of my favorite parts.

You are totally a Lizzy Bennett.

dre said...

Of course I told you in person, but I am Emma. Which is funny because Emma is the story I'm least framilar with, yet while taking the quiz I knew she was my alter ego. Weird. I guess I am satisfied with Emma. But is so funny that Lizzy is so sought after. She just rocks!

Good quiz.

Ilene said...

just so you know I wrote my 'ode to Laura' on my blog celebrating your birthday.

Um, I tried calling you last night but the call kept dropping OR you kept hanging up on me. If this is the case, I take back all the nice things I wrote.

I hope you had a great birthday and party on Friday!

laura said...

My phone was doing weird things last night. I just got three text messages this morning that were sent to me last night, so don't take it personally.

I'm going to go read about me on your blog now...

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday, from Ilene's friend. I know I'm wierd to visit and comment, but everyone likes to comments for their birthday, right?

Ilene is fab and according to her post, so are you. Have a great year!

We'll Call her "Lisa" said...

I'm elizabeth bennet.

Truly, I don't know what that means.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday again by the way! I was thinking about you on Sunday...but I spaced it to call you. I hope you had a good day!

Jane Bennett....I guess. I'm with you Lis, not sure what that means. Jane seems really shy to me, and so I am I really that shy? Jane Bennett shy? huh.