Posted by Susan on June 02, 1997 at 23:52:30:
In reply to Re: BTW -- Welcome, Kathy F posted by Kathy F. on June 01, 1997 at 19:47:19
Kathleen -- another one of us! You are most welcome, Kathy ;-)
I prefer a saucy Emma to a sedate Emma, and I think KB delivers a more true-to-the-book Emma than GP's performance.
As to Mr. Knightley, I infinitely prefer MS to JB. (Given the script--which I think is perfectly OK), perhaps MS portrayed Mr. Knightley a bit too strident, but he is, as JA tells us, the *only* person to tell Emma her faults, so maybe he is just trying to do that, and does it too well. I agree with one of the other people who defend MS (I forget the name) that he might not be as good-looking as JB, but makes up for it with his eyes, etc. I actually think he is better looking than JB mostly because of his performance--his character, etc., are closer to what I think JA would have liked.
You are singing my song, lady!