Posted by kathleen (elder) on May 28, 1997 at 08:41:55:
In reply to Re: Emma1 posted by Betsy on May 28, 1997 at 07:55:36
] Yeah, and it's really an awful version. The lady playing Emma looks about 35 years old and plays the role and a complete snobby wench with no redeeming character traits whatsoever. The only offset is that the guy playing Mr. Knightley looks about fifty so the age gap is maintained. If you liked this book, for the love of God, DO NOT see the old BBC version!!
I rather liked Emma1, although it took me a while to get used to the actors. Agree that Emma & Mr Knightley are too old, but you are correct about the age difference.
I especially liked Harriet and Mr Woodhouse in this version. Mr Woodhouse's line about gruel cracked me up: It is a sad thing to live life as it were from one cup of gruel to another [or something like that, I'm paraphrasing from memory].
One advantage the longer version has it that more of the story is told. It's been a while since I watched it, but I believe I shall do a highlights tour this evening.