Sunday, March 04, 2007

Good Guys Versus Bad Guys: Are you a Mark Darcy kinda gal or a Daniel Cleaver one?

Colin Firth who played Mark Darcy

Hugh Grant who played Daniel Cleaver

When Bridget Jones's Diary was first shown on Sky Movies one Easter, I sat down on a Sunday afternoon and watched it right through with my mother. We both enjoyed the film but just at the very end, my son burst into the room to ask a question and I never got to hear how it ended!

So, a week ago, this is a few years later of course, they played it on Channel Four. I stayed up and watched it through. I even said to my son, who is now seventeen, "I missed the ending last time, so I want to see it again!" He left the room and can you believe it, he returned just at that crucial point again! I still didn't get to hear what Bridget and Mark Darcy said to one another.

Now, the film was repeated again the following week on the Welsh version of Channel Four -- S4C. I got to hear the ending! If you haven't seen it, it went something like this:

Bridget has run out into the street to follow Mark, wearing just her underwear, a cardigan and a pair of trainers. It's snowing. She's desperate to find him because she has told him to read something while he waits for her to get changed. When she comes out of the bedroom, she sees her diary is open and he's obviously read how much she said she hated him. She didn't mean it of course.

So, this is why she runs out scantily clad into the street. Thankfully, she finds him. He's been out to buy a new diary for her so she can start a new one.

They're embracing in the snow and Bridget says something like: "Wait a minute, nice boys don't kiss like that!"

He says: "Oh yes, they f***ing do!"

I was pretty shocked by what he said, but I have to admit I rather liked it. Although Mark Darcy [Colin Firth] is displayed as a nice guy in the film, I find him more attractive than Daniel Cleaver [Hugh Grant], although he's got something about him as well.

So, my question is, are you a Mark Darcy kinda gal or a Daniel Cleaver one?


Marly Mathews said...

Hmm...good blog post.

Okay, between Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, I'd have to say I like them both, and they probably rank as equals.

Now, as for the characters of Mark Darcy versus Daniel Cleaver, I'd have to say Mark Darcy wins hands down. :)


Lynette said...

Great choice, Marly! Have you seen Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice? Gorgeous!

I find both actors attractive, too. :)

Michelle said...

Definitely a Mark Darcy kinda gal. I like the serious, no nonsense types with the trifle naughty thrown in. Mmm... yummy

Marly Mathews said...

I love his version of Pride and Prejudice. I've watched my DVDs of it so many times, I fear they may get worn out. LOL


Cindy K. Green said...

Definitely a Mark Darcy type!

And it isn't just because the part was played by Colin Firth. I think a hero should be heroic, and that was what Mark Darcy was - especially in the second movie. Besides, Daniel Cleaver was a cad!

Chumplet said...

Oh, Hugh is certainly charming, but for drop dead drippy sweet gorgeousness, I pick lovely Colin. Absolutely.

Characters? Yup, Mark Darcy again. He has a steady eye that doesn't wander off to another woman's tushie, like Daniel's would...