Posted by Lesley on July 19, 1997 at 23:16:15:
In reply to Emma2 vs Emma3 posted by Monet on July 19, 1997 at 10:24:25
] I feel a bit out of place here! I couldn't stand Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, or the guy who played Knightly. Emma3, by A&E, and Sue Birtwhistle, who produced P&P was infinitely superior. Strong as Knightly was more what I expected a 40ish wealthy, aristocratic Englishman to be. He was also far more handsome, and manly than the other guy in Emma2. A&E predictably stayed with the book more than Hollywood as well. I may get stoned for this...but that ridiculous archery scene made me want to turn the movie off....
] Do you all REALLY prefer Emma2??!?!
Monet,I really love Emma3, although I don't post much here. All of the actors and actresses were pretty much as I had pictured them when I read the book. I thought Mark Strong was the perfect Mr. Knightley and Kate Beckinsale was exquisite as Emma. I really liked Jane Fairfax, Mr./Mrs. Elton, Robert Martin, and Miss Bates as well. I even liked the Harvest Supper scene! The only character that was a little different from the way I pictured her was Harriet Smith. Anytime you would like to discuss the movie, I'll be ready!
BTW, Have you seen any of KB's other movies? I have seen Much Ado About Nothing and Cold Comfort Farm (another favorite!), but I have not seen Haunted. She stars in it with Aidan Quinn.