History Literature / PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies

5th Jun '16 3:19:59 AM fearlessnikki
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** Mrs Bennet is a little younger and prettier in the film than she usually is.

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** Mrs Bennet is a little younger and prettier in the film than she usually is. In the book, she's meant to be IWasQuiteALooker.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls'' [[spoiler: Lt. Tindale]] swears that he will never let himself become a zombie. True to his word, when the battle becomes hopeless, he takes a last look at the window where the Bennet girls are watching and shoots himself in the head.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: BetterToDieThanBeKilled:
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In ''Dawn of the Dreadfuls'' [[spoiler: Lt. Tindale]] swears that he will never let himself become a zombie. True to his word, when the battle becomes hopeless, he takes a last look at the window where the Bennet girls are watching and shoots himself in the head.


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* BolivianArmyEnding: The film ends with [[spoiler: Wickham leading an army of zombies towards the wedding party, the Bennetts prepared to fight]].


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* TheGhost: Georgiana Darcy is only referenced in the film, never appearing on screen. In this case, Lizzie never visits his house and Lydia's elopement with Wickham happens a little earlier.


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* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: The film is definitely balanced. As it's mashing a romantic comedy with a zombie invasion, most of the original comedy from the book is intact. Horror elements are mostly played straight, such as the reveal that [[spoiler: Wickham is raising a zombie army]]. However there are many moments that are PlayedForLaughs in a straight-laced way - as Darcy's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove becomes a kung-fu fight between him and Lizzie.
3rd Jun '16 6:04:02 PM HeadSpace
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** Lady Catherine is usually portrayed as an elderly woman. Here she's played by Lena Headey, placing her in her forties at the oldest. But then again she also wears an eye-patch, mitigating this somewhat.

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** Lady Catherine is usually portrayed as an elderly woman. Here she's played by Lena Headey, placing her in her forties at the oldest. But then again she also wears an eye-patch, mitigating this somewhat.
14th May '16 5:27:25 AM MacronNotes
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2nd Apr '16 6:46:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The film does this with a few characters.
** Charlotte Lucas is meant to be very plain in the book, and she only accepts Mr Collins's proposal because she feels she'll never get another. She's very cute in the movie.
** Mr Collins is played by Matt Smith in the film, though in this case it's his personality that's off-putting.
** Lady Catherine is usually portrayed as an elderly woman. Here she's played by Lena Headey, placing her in her forties at the oldest. But then again she also wears an eye-patch, mitigating this somewhat.
** Mrs Bennet is a little younger and prettier in the film than she usually is.



* FeministFantasy: Well as the original book was already quite feminist for [[FairForItsDay its time]], turning the five Bennett sisters into zombie hunters - and making Lady Catherine a veteran warrior - results in this. The women usually save the men more often than the other way around.



* KarmaHoudini: In the original ''Pride and Prejudice'', Wickham is something of a karma houdini. He gambles, contracts massive debts, and gets them payed off by [[spoiler: almost marrying Georgiana and having Darcy hush it up, and later on actually marrying Lydia ''after'' eloping to keep it quiet (though marrying Lydia may be the far worst punishment)]]. In this book, it's subverted. He's [[spoiler: crippled for life and left to the care of Lydia, who herself has no concept of the fate in store for her]].

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudiniWarranty: In the original ''Pride and Prejudice'', Wickham is something of a karma houdini. He gambles, contracts massive debts, and gets them payed off by [[spoiler: almost marrying Georgiana and having Darcy hush it up, and later on actually marrying Lydia ''after'' eloping to keep it quiet (though marrying Lydia may be the far worst punishment)]]. In this book, it's subverted. He's he's [[spoiler: crippled for life and left to the care of Lydia, who herself has no concept of the fate in store for her]].
19th Feb '16 3:53:13 AM fearlessnikki
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* AscendedExtra: Both Mary and Kitty in ''Dreadfully Ever After'' have larger roles then in the two previous books



* AdaptationalHeroism: As opposed to willingly running off with Wickham like she does in the book, Lydia is kidnapped instead and rescued from him. She also appears to be sorry for her indiscretions.
* AdaptedOut: Inverted. The film is one of the few versions of the story to include Louisa Bingley, Mr Bingley's other sister. Usually it's just Caroline who shows up in adaptations.



** In ''Dreadfully Ever After'' it is mentioned that [[LadyOfWar Lady Catherine]] has a specific sword that she keeps to commit [[{{Seppuku}} harakiri]] with in the case that she ever contract the "strange plague". In the same book, [[spoiler: Darcy]] intends to use that sword on himself after he is infected and realizes that no one can stop him boming a [[IAmAMonster monster]]. However, [[InterruptedSuicide that isn't]] how [[EarnYourHappyEnding it ends]].

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** In ''Dreadfully Ever After'' it is mentioned that [[LadyOfWar Lady Catherine]] has a specific sword that she keeps to commit [[{{Seppuku}} harakiri]] with in the case that she ever contract the "strange plague". In the same book, [[spoiler: Darcy]] intends to use that sword on himself after he is infected and realizes that no one can stop him boming becoming a [[IAmAMonster monster]]. However, [[InterruptedSuicide that isn't]] how [[EarnYourHappyEnding it ends]].



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* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: Not only do the Bennett sisters have to worry about finding husbands to secure their futures, they have to fight armies of zombies too.



* NotUsingTheZWord: Played with. Zombies are sometimes referred to as "zombies", but if a character is being proper, they call them "unmentionables" or similar.

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* NotUsingTheZWord: Played with. Zombies are sometimes referred to as "zombies", but if a character is being proper, they call them "unmentionables" or similar. In the film, they just go ahead and say zombies. 'Unmentionables' is only said once by Jane.



* WorldOfBadass

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* WorldOfBadassWorldOfBadass: Regency England is now full of zombie hunters. To the point that there's snobbery over whether one was trained in Japan or China.
17th Feb '16 9:54:14 PM loracarol
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* CulturalPosturing / MyKungFuIsBetterThanYourKungFu: The Bennett girls were trained by Shaolin masters, while Lady Catherine is versed in the "deadly arts" of Japan. This leads to sone tension between her and Elizabeth, who feels she must defend the honor of the Chinese whenever Lady Catherine gloats about their alleged inferiority.

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* CulturalPosturing / MyKungFuIsBetterThanYourKungFu: The Bennett girls were trained by Shaolin masters, while Lady Catherine is versed in the "deadly arts" of Japan. This leads to sone some tension between her and Elizabeth, who feels she must defend the honor of the Chinese whenever Lady Catherine gloats about their alleged inferiority.
15th Feb '16 6:02:37 PM jormis29
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A movie version starring Creator/LilyJames, SamRiley, MattSmith, LenaHeadey and CharlesDance, and Creator/NataliePortman as one of the producers (she was originally attached to star as well) was released in February 2016.

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A [[Film/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies movie version version]] starring Creator/LilyJames, SamRiley, MattSmith, LenaHeadey and CharlesDance, and Creator/NataliePortman as one of the producers (she was originally attached to star as well) was released in February 2016.
13th Feb '16 9:58:42 PM erics
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** In ''Dreadfully Ever After'' it is mentioned that [[LadyOfWar Lady Catherine]] has a specific sword that she keeps to commit [[{{Seppuku}} harakiri]] with in the case that she ever contract the "strange plague". In the same book, [[spoiler: Darcy]] intends to use that sword on himself after he is infected and realizes that no one can stop him becoming a [[IAmAMonster monster]]. However, [[InterruptedSuicide that isn't]] how [[EarnYourHappyEnding it ends]].

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** In ''Dreadfully Ever After'' it is mentioned that [[LadyOfWar Lady Catherine]] has a specific sword that she keeps to commit [[{{Seppuku}} harakiri]] with in the case that she ever contract the "strange plague". In the same book, [[spoiler: Darcy]] intends to use that sword on himself after he is infected and realizes that no one can stop him becoming boming a [[IAmAMonster monster]]. However, [[InterruptedSuicide that isn't]] how [[EarnYourHappyEnding it ends]].



* TheDandy: In ''Dreadfully Ever After'', we have UBunny Mac Farquhar, a quintessential dandy, along with all of his friends.

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** Which in turn leads to some all around Wall Banging when you consider how the reader is constantly reminded that Elizabeth wields a (not at all Chinese) katana.
* TheDandy: In ''Dreadfully Ever After'', we have UBunny Bunny Mac Farquhar, a quintessential dandy, along with all of his friends.
13th Feb '16 9:36:23 PM erics
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* TheDandy: In ''Dreadfully Ever After'', we have Bunny Mac Farquhar, a quintessential dandy, along with all of his friends.

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* CulturalPosturing / MyKungFuIsBetterThanYourKungFu: The Bennett girls were trained by Shaolin masters, while Lady Catherine is versed in the "deadly arts" of Japan. This leads to sone tension between her and Elizabeth, who feels she must defend the honor of the Chinese whenever Lady Catherine gloats about their alleged inferiority.
* TheDandy: In ''Dreadfully Ever After'', we have Bunny UBunny Mac Farquhar, a quintessential dandy, along with all of his friends.
13th Feb '16 5:16:20 PM cwickham
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Parson Collins and Charlotte]] both survive in the film adaptation (in the novel, [[spoiler:Charlotte rather graphically becomes a zombie and Collins hangs himself after killing her]]).
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