Posted by Cassandra on July 16, 1997 at 18:41:16:
In reply to Loved Emma2 posted by Bonnie on July 16, 1997 at 17:30:08
I just saw Emma2 on video. I am a huge Austen fan, and LOVED this movie to death. I rented it thinking -- "oh yea, sure, Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma -- horrible casting!" -- But I was very pleasantly surprised -- she was, in fact, a perfect Emma in my view. Jeremy Northam was also terrific (so romantic!!) I have always loved Austen for her wit, social satire, and, of course, the romance. This movie had a perfect script/adaptation of the novel, perfect casting, and perfect direction.
Hi Bonnie! I share your enthusiasm for Austen and Emma2. GP surprised me too. And Jeremy NOrtham was the Mr. Knightley of my dreams. I think Doug McGrath is a genius-brillant, witty writer and director. Emma2 was so obviously a labor of love on his part. What are your favorite lines, scenes?