Posted by kathleen (elder) on July 19, 1997 at 19:32:24:
In reply to Emma2 vs Emma3 posted by Monet on July 19, 1997 at 10:24:25
] Do you all REALLY prefer Emma2??!?!
No, but we can discuss our likes and dislikes without stepping on too many toes, I trust. ;-)
I actually liked both versions, although I prefer Emma3. You mention that Mark Strong was more what you expected Mr Knightley to be; I venture to say that many of the Emma2 fans would say the same about Jeremy Northam.
For me, the physical characteristics of the actors are a (minor) influence only on the first viewing. After many more viewings, I tend to prefer the acting/tone/overall feel of Emma3, but others feel exactly the opposite. Who is correct? None or all, I would answer.