I love the way that Jane Austen books transfer to film so well. There is something about the language and yes, the passion that appeals to the romantic in me. Over Christmas I watched the 1995 film, and last night saw the recent BBC production: three episodes back to back as it were. Andrew Davies, writer of the 2008 version has surpassed even Emma Thompson, who wrote the screenplay for the earlier film. It could also be that a less familiar cast enable the words and actions to speak for themselves.