Posted by Cassandra on July 19, 1997 at 17:06:11:
In reply to Re: Hi Bonnie! posted by Bonnie on July 17, 1997 at 09:50:46
] I loved the archery scene. Also, the scene where Emma is performing at the Coles' party, Knightley is smiling lovingly, and then when Frank gets up and begins to sing with Emma, Knightley's countenance changes dramatically -- like a storm coming over his face. And of course the scene at the ball -- when Knightley breathlessly asks Emma "With whom are you going to dance?" -- such a beautiful, yet subtle clue to how he is feeling.
Yes-the ball scene is one of my favorites. The turning point in the Knightley/Emma relationship and McGrath could not have presented it better. The way the Rachel Portman music builds, commenting and heightening the importance of the moment when Mr. Knightley rescues Harriet. "Never had she been more surprised, seldom more delighted, than at that instant."
And Jeremy's reading of "whom are you going to dance with" is the definitive reading, IMO. So vulnerable, tentative. Pianoforte scene is too wonderful, and Box Hill. And of course-the proposal scene.
"Maybe it's our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another".