Posted by Luisa on July 22, 1997 at 10:43:38:
In reply to Emma3 posted by Jessamyn on July 20, 1997 at 01:56:55
] Hey, we're not all Emma2 fanatics. Gwenyth is gracious, but way too bony and blonde; Harriet is merely a parody (a funny one, but not what Austen had in mind); and a lot of the upper-class spoofing brings in more Victorian ideas (like the servants toting all that furniture around for them out of doors). On the other hand, Mrs. Elton was fabulous, and the story had more momentum than Emma3, to my mind.
] Come back soon and argue it!
HARRIET! You`re definitely right. Harriet in Emma2 has no dimension whatsoever as a character, she`s a perfect cartoon. Samantha Morton, on the other hand, made Harriet perfectly believable in Emma3. Definite plus point! But I also loved Juliet Stevenson as Mrs Elton, probably a bit better and more subtle than the other Mrs Elton, in my opinion.