Try the 1972 version - it is miles above the rest!
Posted by Pearl on September 14, 1997 at 19:37:39:
In response to RE: Film Adaption of Emma - Starring Paltrow & Northam, written by Maria on September 12, 1997 at 01:16:47
I have watched the 1972 version several times, and it always compares very favorably will the others. I agree that the latest with Paltrow and Northan was a disappointment. I liked the most recent on TV better, but 1972 was definitely the vintage year. The characters were believable, and some were standouts - Mr. Woodhouse, Miss Bates, and Mrs. Elton made the story come alive. And Mr. Knightly clearly showed the age difference that was supposed to exist between him and EMMA. Well worth your time. Let me know if you agree.
] I've been a loyal subject of The Republic of Pemberley
] and feel the time has come where I'm about to be charged with treason.
] I love JA's book Emma but the film adaption with Paltrow,Northam etc., has a lot to be desired.
] Paltrow can't act to save herself and her token effort in trying to be English amuses me. Northam as the lead token English actor is mediocre. The rest of the cast do a fair job but it lacks depth./(At least the majority of the cast weren't Americans pretending to be English as Paltrow was).
] I believe there is another film adaption of Emma out on video which I'll be interested to see maybe they will create the right atmosphere, period costumes and correct English accents.
] A loyal subject of the Republic
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