Posted by jj on August 31, 1997 at 23:48:57:
In reply to Adapting Emma posted by Kali on August 31, 1997 at 05:20:25
] In all, I liked all three adaptations, and I agree with Greg that some "lightening up" may be required. Each adaptation had some valid takes, each one had some apparent problems and inconsistencies. SOme of this is attributable to time constraints, and some to the perceptions of the filmmakers and readers/viewers. I believe that Emma's themes and lessons are largely matters of personal perception, and as a result, even those adaptations that follow the plot to a "T" will always add to or detract from one's view of the essence of the story.
Well said! Any adaptation of a favorite book will be disappointing somewhere, because someone else's take on the story will of course be different from our own. There are parts of E2 that I much prefer to E3, and vice versa. And I thought "Clueless" was very well done! We could argue pros and cons forever, but the bottom line is - I'm just so glad to be able enjoy Emma in a variety of ways - I can pick and choose which version I want depending on my mood. What could be better than that?
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