Re: Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma
Posted by Peggy Haley on September 15, 1997 at 18:05:57:
In response to RE: Film Adaption of Emma - Starring Paltrow & Northam, written by Maria on September 12, 1997 at 01:16:47
] 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.
Thank you for saying it! She seemed to be concentrating so hard on the accent that she couldn't relax in the role. She did a middling job, but her intonation was so stilted by comparison to the British actors that she sounded artificial. Compare her with Greta Scacchi in any scene where the two are together. It's like a professional (GS) versus the lead in a high school production (GP). IMO, she got credit from people just for trying, but she hurt the film overall. I wish directors wouldn't go in for stunt casting.
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