Posted by greg on August 15, 1997 at 21:54:46:
In reply to Re: More choices posted by Kali on August 15, 1997 at 20:59:53
] I was thinking that Emma Thompson would be the right person for the script. She's got a distinct sense of humor, but she knows how to milk the drama, too.
] keep it all in surrey(unlike mcgrath's) for authenticity.
] This will be tough, as Surrey is filled with smokestacks and power lines now. Serious industrial stuff and the 'burbs. Perhaps Somersetshire and Wilstshire, which is where they filmed S&S (Lacock is in Wilts., too). Emma3 was partially filmed in the Cotswolds and it shows (dry, hilly, limestone buildings), not always to its advantage. As much as I love Dorsetshire, I agree that wasn't the kosherest choice, either.
] i'd keep some of mcgrath's humor, though, upon my honor(which is in the book, though not as a laugh)! and my version would have BOTH mr. e's charades and the box hill word puzzles!
] Woman and Courtship both, eh? Just Courtship is enough for me. And I would NOT omit the puzzles - rather open up a whole new can of film than cut it for practical reasons.
you're playing my tune, now, kali! and speaking of making beautiful music together, let's get patrick doyle or equivalent for the score. emma thompson for the script, yo! book it! re the surrey difficulties, i had originally imagined a concrete wasteland was there(i've never been to england!), but after seeing (was it myretta's?) summer vacation report here - about box hill, and reading that e3's highbury village was in surrey, i thought, why not?
but i guess it'd be tough to out-do the s&s landscapes. and i'll give you any cash advance you need to keep the word puzzles! oh-oh, i hear thunder in the background(seriously).