Posted by Kali on October 05, 1997 at 22:44:17:
In response to something new...possibly, written by Traci P on October 04, 1997 at 12:39:21
I'm new here, so I'm not sure if this hasn't been discussed before in some detail, but I'm rather discouraged that there doesn't seem to be a "definitive" video adaption of Emma in terms of faithfulness to the text, historical accuracy, and casting (as I consider P&P2 to be). I've been amusing myself by trying to imagine the best features of the current Emma adaptions in one production. Any thoughts, or has this been done before in here?
Hey, Traci...nah, you're right on track. It's always great to hear how someone else would do it if they could. I always thought that Emma's always been kinda butchered for two main reasons: A), because it's long, and nobody wants to devote the time necessary to fit all the important elements in (Emma1 comes pretty close in this regard), and B) unlike P&P, the novel is less oriented toward chronological events than it is towards a series of psychological vignettes revealing (or NOT revealing) truth in the face of tremendous distractions provided by the heroine's delusion. The latter requires a subtlety attainable through the written word but virtually impossible to achieve on film.
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