P.S.: And I almost forgot to add---did anyone ever notice the ironic significance of the title of Firth's near miss at an Oscar---"A Single Man"?????
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that A SINGLE MAN in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." !!!!
It is impossible that Firth himself could have failed to notice that irony when he took the role, but the more interesting question, which I cannot answer, not having seen A Single Man and not having read the original Isherwood novel of the same title, is whether Isherwood in any way was thinking of that line from P&P when he came up with that title? As in, e.g., that a single man in possession of a good fortune might just be in want of a _husband_!
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