Knightley in 'Pride and Prejudice'

Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen put a new spin on a favorite battle of the sexes.

Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen put a new spin on a favorite battle of the sexes. United Films hide caption

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The Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice takes to the screen again, in an adaptation starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet; Matthew MacFadyen as Mr. Darcy; and Donald Sutherland as Elizabeth's father.

The new feature version follows in revered footsteps: A version in 1940s featured Laurence Olivier, and a BBC production of the 1990s won many arduous fans.

But director Joe Wright's rendition of Pride and Prejudice reflects a new emphasis on physical details and well-orchestrated ensemble scenes.

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