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|GR: Marianne's rescue
Written by Emmeline
(8/14/2003 10:45 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Marianne's rescue, penned by Line
] I've started rewatching the 1995 film adaptation of S&S (purely to supplement my reading of the novel, of course! ;-)), and I noticed that Emma Thompson more than once took artistic liberties with the novel to make things more dramatic.
I saw the film again on Sunday night. I agree with what you say about it's being more dramatic.
] Having seen the film well before I read the book, I was under the impression that Marianne and Margaret were quite a distance from home when Marianne had her fall, which would have made a rescuer more vital, but in the novel it says that they were practically at their garden gate when it happened. Also, in the book, Willoughby is *walking* up the hill, while in the movie he comes *galloping* on a beautiful horse, which actually rears up dramatically on its hind legs as it comes close to Margaret!
Well, yes, there are differences between the book and the film. But in the book it does say that he 'carried her down the hill. Then passing through the garden...into the house.' So from the book I do get the impression that Marianne's fall was quite a distance from the house. At least that's how I understood it.
] Also, earlier in the book, I think we are expected to agree with Marianne's pleasure when she exclaims "Is there a felicity in the world greater than this?". In the movie it's played for laughs at her excessive sensibility, since Marianne says it in the pouring rain as Margaret stands unhappily by, getting soaked.
] (Just some observations!)
Those are good observations! :)
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