A bit off topic, but viewing the four-part "Lost in Austen"
[search 'Austen', ovationtv.com] on Ovation yesterday (12/12/10), discovered numerous sly references to my often-watched six-part 1995 Pride and Prejudice on Blu-ray in this UK production. The 'time-traveling' actress, whisked back into Austen's novel in a temporary Elizabeth role, off-handedly mentions Firth in his Darcy role, and details, hilariously, why Rev.Collins 'condescendingly' appears to be smelling his hands.
And there's a wacky scene of Darcy immersed in a pond, ala his underwater scene dreamed up by the '95 P&P's script writer.
Believe Lost in Austen is on DVD, and may re-air on Ovation, although couldn't uncover when. Might make it to Blu-ray, too, although its technical appearance on Ovation HD (NYC's Time Warner Cable) suggests it's not up to the BBC/A&E's 16mm '95 production in terms of PQ; perhaps, if filmed, a negative transfer, that enhanced the Blu-ray P&P master so much, would help. Seemed very well acted, heavy on the tongue-in-cheek dialog, well directed, with good cinematography, and even the music score is oddly similar to the BBC/A&E production. -- John
EDIT: Also noticed at imdb.com, as mentioned in this thread
, there's discussion of a Lost in Austen feature movie for 2011. On the imdb.com page for Lost in Austen there's a dialog sequence from Darcy giving a hint of Lost's delightful and endless ribbing.