Posted by Sara2 on June 19, 1997 at 00:41:45:
In reply to Re: What does Mr. Knightley say?-"Objective" view for jj & sarah2 posted by greg on June 13, 1997 at 20:53:15
] ] ] ladies, ladies, i'm having a little difficulty following this thread. is jn really a great actor or do i just need to direct you to the drooling pond? must say I didn't exactly notice an acting phenomenon there, but i promise to look carefully next time i rent the flick.
] jj, you think i'm jealous because you can't see me, and therefore don't know that i have very little reason to be jealous of jn; indeed, HE should be jealous of me. ;-). but seriously, sarah2 hit it on the head when she asked for an "objective" opinion. a man(who isn't drooling in his popcorn) might more easily separate jn's portrayal of knightley from his "dishy" looks. like i said before, i wasn't really paying close attention to jn, but from what i remember after 4 viewings, he seemed very, very, good. but ja's novels portray VERY lifelike characters to me, and i just wonder if emma2 didn't try to write jn's knightley to take advantage of jn's charms, thereby missing ja's original target a little bit(excuse the archery pun); i.e., did ja have a knightley in mind that had a few more rough edges? i also haven't seen jn in anything else, so i don't have a contrasting character to compare to his knightley.
Yes, Greg, this is what I meant. And as much as I drool over JN I did think he was too good to be true. But JAalso makes -- oops, ias it Colonel Brandon-- the older suitor in S&S less than ideal-sounding, and in that case I thought AR was not charming enough. Ratyer hangdog, he seemed. Objective view is required, again!