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Written by Line
(8/14/2003 8:22 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Marianne's rescue, penned by Emmeline
] 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.
Yes, it's quite a distance to *carry* somebody (or to hobble on your own, if you're in pain), but not to walk. From the movie, I got the impression that Marianne and Margaret were at least 15 or 30 minutes' *walk* from home.
Another thing I misunderstood from the movie: I don't believe Lady Middleton ever shows up in it, does she? When I saw Sir John the first time, introducing Mrs. Jennings as his mother-in-law, I got the impression he was a widower, and thought to myself "What good-natured, affectionate people these two must be, to continue living together in the same house, more or less as mother and son, after the person who linked them has died!"
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