History Literature / BridgetJones

27th Jan '16 2:59:53 PM toongrrl1990
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* WidowsWeeds: Of a sort, Bridget wears loose-fitting and unfashionable black clothing after Mark died and has so for a few years before her weight loss and new lease on life has moved her to more stylish, flattering, colorful clothing.
31st Dec '15 7:07:21 PM priestessofdan
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* AbsoluteCleavage: The films usually have Bridget tastefully showing off her plump breasts, but there are a few outfits that show off her cleavage, her PlayboyBunny costume being a prominent example.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: The films usually have Bridget tastefully showing off her plump breasts, but there are a few outfits that show off her cleavage, her PlayboyBunny costume being a prominent example.
22nd Dec '15 9:37:28 PM toongrrl1990
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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: when Daniel and Bridget are instant-messaging in the movie.
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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: when Daniel and Bridget are instant-messaging WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Bridget. When she reaches her goal weight in the movie.1st book, she's elated until she realizes [[BuxomIsBetter her bust is smaller]] and her friends openly ask if she's sick, she then muses on how she's spent about 15 years getting down to said weight along with wearing clothes that disguise the size of her backside and walking backwards after sex so her partner doesn't see her backside and it's all for naught. This doesn't cure her WeightWoe.
22nd Dec '15 5:39:53 PM toongrrl1990
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* AdaptationalCurves: Inverted with Bridget, as it appears from the stills from the 3rd film. Whereas ReneeZellweger previously put on weight for the first two movies so she'd look rounder like a regular person, the [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/22/bridget-jones-diary-director-on-why-renee-zellweger-slender 3rd film stills]] show a Bridget that's as slim as Zellweger during her Film/{{Chicago}} days.
31st Oct '15 3:00:36 PM toongrrl1990
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bridget loves having chocolate croissants with coffee or tea and loves it when she and her friends watch movies over the Cadbury Milk Trays.
28th Oct '15 1:55:56 PM Kitchen90
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''Bridget Jones's Diary'' began as a newspaper column in The Independent in 1995, and ran on-and-off until 2006. Its earlier years were eventually collected / rewritten into two novels, one self-titled and the other subtitled ''The Edge Of Reason''. Both were eventually made into films starring Creator/ReneeZellweger in the title role. They focus primarily on Bridget's existence as a single, unwed thirty-something who is somewhat prone to exaggeration. She perceives herself as [[FatGirl overweight]], [[OldMaid over-aged]], dependent on self-help books, alcohol and cigarettes, and generally hopeless, the type who must fight "fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian." Nonetheless, she attempts to persevere as a self-assured, satisfied "Singleton" despite being increasingly surrounded by "Smug Marrieds" who seem to have turned ThisLoserIsYou into an artform.
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''Bridget '''''Bridget Jones's Diary'' Diary''''' began as a newspaper column in The Independent in 1995, and ran on-and-off until 2006. Its earlier years were eventually collected / rewritten into two novels, one self-titled and the other subtitled ''The Edge Of Reason''. Both were eventually made into films starring Creator/ReneeZellweger in the title role. They focus primarily on Bridget's existence as a single, unwed thirty-something who is somewhat prone to exaggeration. She perceives herself as [[FatGirl overweight]], [[OldMaid over-aged]], dependent on self-help books, alcohol and cigarettes, and generally hopeless, the type who must fight "fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian." Nonetheless, she attempts to persevere as a self-assured, satisfied "Singleton" despite being increasingly surrounded by "Smug Marrieds" who seem to have turned ThisLoserIsYou into an artform.
25th Oct '15 2:02:46 PM toongrrl1990
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* TrueBlueFemininity: In the films, Bridget wears a lot of blue clothing, especially tops, and is a gentle hearted woman. [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview30.jpg Here]],[[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview40.jpg there]], [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview54.jpg aqui]], [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview62.jpg another]],[[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview78.jpg and more]] [[http://www.impawards.com/2001/posters/bridget_joness_diary_ver1.jpg blue]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview031.jpg shown in]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview102.jpg both]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview108.jpg of]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview134.jpg the films]].
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* TrueBlueFemininity: In the films, Bridget wears a lot of blue clothing, especially tops, and is a gentle hearted woman. [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview30.jpg Here]],[[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview40.jpg there]], [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview54.jpg aqui]], [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview62.jpg another]],[[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/bjdpreview78.jpg and more]] [[http://www.impawards.com/2001/posters/bridget_joness_diary_ver1.jpg blue]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview031.jpg shown in]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview102.jpg both]] all]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview108.jpg of]] [[http://bridgetarchive.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/teor_preview134.jpg the the]] [[http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2015/news/151026/renee-z-3-435.jpg films]].
11th Oct '15 10:58:18 AM nombretomado
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Both novels are based loosely on Creator/JaneAusten works: the first on ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', and the second on ''{{Persuasion}}''. The former's influence is very direct, with Bridget as Elizabeth, publisher Daniel Cleaver as Wickham and barrister (for us Yanks, that's "lawyer") Mark Darcy as, get this, Mr. Darcy. Mark is particularly influenced by Creator/ColinFirth's portrayal of the role in the BBC's '95 film adaptation, particularly his SexySoakedShirt scene which Bridget, Shazzer and Jude frequently replay on tape. This created all-new levels of fangirl-swooning when Firth agreed to reprise(?) his role as Darcy for the ''Bridget Jones' films. (It also created all-new levels of CelebrityParadox for the second book, in which Bridget, the character, conducts a newspaper interview with Colin Firth, the actor.) Meanwhile, an actor friend of Fielding's, Creator/HughGrant, was cast as Cleaver.
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Both novels are based loosely on Creator/JaneAusten works: the first on ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', and the second on ''{{Persuasion}}''.''Literature/{{Persuasion}}''. The former's influence is very direct, with Bridget as Elizabeth, publisher Daniel Cleaver as Wickham and barrister (for us Yanks, that's "lawyer") Mark Darcy as, get this, Mr. Darcy. Mark is particularly influenced by Creator/ColinFirth's portrayal of the role in the BBC's '95 film adaptation, particularly his SexySoakedShirt scene which Bridget, Shazzer and Jude frequently replay on tape. This created all-new levels of fangirl-swooning when Firth agreed to reprise(?) his role as Darcy for the ''Bridget Jones' films. (It also created all-new levels of CelebrityParadox for the second book, in which Bridget, the character, conducts a newspaper interview with Colin Firth, the actor.) Meanwhile, an actor friend of Fielding's, Creator/HughGrant, was cast as Cleaver.
26th Sep '15 7:30:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** Elaborated by the author herself, with some shout-outs to TheVelveteenRabbit, AustinAndAlly, and Literature/PrideAndPrejudice. Stating that Bridget "[[NaiveEverygirl is an ordinary girl who thinks she ought to look like a girl in a magazine]] but learns that the most important thing in life is that if you are kind and [[BeYourself honest and real]], people will love you just as you are" during a talk with preteen schoolgirls. [[http://www.standard.co.uk/news/get-london-reading/helen-fielding-tells-schoolgirls-learn-from-bridget-jones-and-stay-true-to-yourselves-9757445.html Bridget is a model of moral behavior, to sum it up]].
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** Elaborated by the author herself, with some shout-outs to TheVelveteenRabbit, AustinAndAlly, Literature/TheVelveteenRabbit, Literature/AustinAndAlly, and Literature/PrideAndPrejudice. Stating that Bridget "[[NaiveEverygirl is an ordinary girl who thinks she ought to look like a girl in a magazine]] but learns that the most important thing in life is that if you are kind and [[BeYourself honest and real]], people will love you just as you are" during a talk with preteen schoolgirls. [[http://www.standard.co.uk/news/get-london-reading/helen-fielding-tells-schoolgirls-learn-from-bridget-jones-and-stay-true-to-yourselves-9757445.html Bridget is a model of moral behavior, to sum it up]].
24th Sep '15 8:52:37 PM toongrrl1990
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A third Bridget Jones film is currently in development, with PatrickDempsey co-starring. A [[http://www.digitalspy.com.au/showbiz/news/a456577/bridget-jones-new-book-announced-by-helen-fielding.html third novel]], subtitled ''Mad About the Boy'' was published in October 2013.
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A third Bridget Jones film is currently in development, with PatrickDempsey Patrick Dempsey co-starring. A [[http://www.digitalspy.com.au/showbiz/news/a456577/bridget-jones-new-book-announced-by-helen-fielding.html third novel]], subtitled ''Mad About the Boy'' was published in October 2013.
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