Posted by Sylvia on August 31, 1997 at 12:05:15:
In reply to I watched Emma2 again (long post alert) posted by Kathy F. on August 29, 1997 at 19:02:52
I liked all the adaptations of Emma. Instead of focusing on the many differences in the adaptations, think about the similarities. The principal themes of the book were presented very well in all three. Did not all of them tell a great story about a young woman's maturity through understanding herself and being better for it. And discovering the great love that was just under her nose.
If I were to pick the adaptation that made the better movie, I'd argue for Clueless. It was contemporary, funny, had appealing actors and fit the 2 hr attention span of most moviegoers. My husband, for one. I have never been able to get him to watch any of the JA adaptations, but he absolutely enjoyed Clueless. Who can account for taste, anyway! ;-)
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