Posted by Kali on August 31, 1997 at 22:02:29:
In reply to Re: I watched Emma2 again (long post alert) posted by bj on August 31, 1997 at 21:05:45
I'll take the bull by the horns on this one... running the risk, of course, that Kali will bite my head off because I'm a new poster and mucking up the scene.
Beej, before you ram your presumptions down our throats:
1) I have no interest in biting anyone's heads off, least of all yours. New posters are always welcome. Inevitably, many new posters will, in their unfamiliarity with our SCRIPTS (provided by Matt's to construct this BB), post a message twice or make some other innocent technical mistake, as Peggy did. It is to THAT which I referred in my previous posts.
2) We're all battle scarred from several months of Emma2 versus Emma3 quibbling. Some of the arguments have gotten quite strident and at times personal. Those of us who've been around for awhile will understand which nuances are acceptable in further argument, which newer people won't. Your own post here seems to be quite out of line considering our past experiences. Perhaps you are too new to understand what is considered inflammatory here and what is not - even so, this is something you should have considered before posting here in the first place. It is also something you should consider before posting again. (Side note to Peggy - your post was perfectly within proper limits. Even so, we reserve the right to disagree with you! ;-) )
I think that many of the anti-Emma adaptations individuals on this board have set such high expectations and "standards" that there's no way they're going to be able to see an adaptation and be satisfied with it.
Anti-Emma adaptation sentiments? Oh please. This board - even the RoP - wouldn't be here if it weren't for these adaptations and our deep appreciation for them. I've yet to see more than one post out of a thousand submitted here that has sought to completely invalidate all adaptations on unreasonable grounds. Nearly all of us love one or more of the adaptations dearly - sometimes TOO dearly, which causes us to skirmish against others who feel equally as strong about another of the films. Perhaps you'll be surprised to hear that I myself truly love Emma2. KathleenE., Susan, KathyF., and Greg - all Emma3 fans - can attest to this fact.
No matter how many movies come out, you've still got your novel, kids. Just don't waste your money on the ticket if you're so hell bent to nitpick it to death and look for ways in which it offends your sensibilities.
How did you arrive at the conclusion that we're all a bunch of book-hugging cinemaphobes? We reserve the right to discuss - within the bounds of civility - the novel and all its adaptations to whatever degrees we'd like. Part of understanding the appeal (or otherwise) of a film lies in the analysis of its similarities and differences to the novel itself. At at times, the only way we can preserve our common ground is through our tremendous respect for the book itself. You must realize that HERE, the book reigns supreme, as it should, though that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the adaptations tremendously. Which we do.
Sorry to come off so heavy-handed and mean, but please - look about you and ascertain what you do and what you mean to do.
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