Posted by Luisa on July 23, 1997 at 15:20:50:
In reply to Re: Emma the Strong - a Fresh View posted by Jen K on July 22, 1997 at 16:21:38
] A friend of mine (to whom I heartily recommended visiting Pemberley upon the acquisition of a new modem) said she preferred Kate Beckinsale's Emma. She believes that being stuck in Higbury with all her intelligence and lack of decent companionship has caused such boredom as to actually incite this kind of well-meaning mischief! I haven't seen it, but apparently KB communicated this better than GP ever did. I had never thought of her this way and am determined to finish the group read with this in mind. Am I the only one who never thought of this?
Funny you should mention this, cause I posted a while back saying the exactly same thing-the negative effects of boredom on a young, smart mind-though not in so many words. Emma is bright, arrogant and if there is a time when I sincerely pity her is when she´s all alone at home with her father complaining about unwholesome food or Mrs Weston`s marriage. KB has this sweet expression on her face whenever she looks at him, but it`s perfectly understandable that she needs some excitement in her life and that comes from matchmaking (and getting away from her house every now and then). The series captured her restlesness very well-she looks outside from her window, strolls in the gardens, reads-that`s about it. Frank is a welcome distraction, cause he´s as mischievous as she is and very entertaining. Very different from Mr. Knightley altogether.