Posted by Susan on August 16, 1997 at 14:12:02:
In reply to Re: More choices- let's co-produce together, kali! posted by Kali on August 15, 1997 at 22:09:16
Ok, I can't resist this one. I really loved MS as Knightley, but I can see Jeremy Irons or Daniel Day Lewis doing credit to my man, also. Kali, I do see TLJ as John more than George, although I have no doubt he could do either.
I am really a purist about Emma, and would therefore like the adaptation to follow the book more closely. The crucial scenes would have to be in there, and the ending, in particular, would be as it is in the book in my perfect version. I would also like to see more of the interaction between Emma and Knightley after they discover their feelings for one another. One of my favorite parts of the book is where Knightley reads Frank's letter and is making comments to Emma about it:
"I would rather be talking to you," he replied; "but as it seems
a matter of justice, it shall be done."
He began--stopping, however, almost directly to say, "Had I been offered
the sight of one of this gentleman's letters to his mother-in-law a few
months ago, Emma, it would not have been taken with such indifference."
He proceeded a little farther, reading to himself; and then,
with a smile, observed, "Humph! a fine complimentary opening:
But it is his way. One man's style must not be the rule of another's.
We will not be severe."
"It will be natural for me," he added shortly afterwards, "to speak my
opinion aloud as I read. By doing it, I shall feel that I am near you.
It will not be so great a loss of time: but if you dislike it--"
THIS is the type of thing I would like to see!