Posted by Kali on June 23, 1997 at 17:12:38:
In reply to Re: "We are all a very dull party... posted by Lori on June 23, 1997 at 16:29:33
My least favorite scene is also from Emma2 - the "I love John! I hate John!" scene in the Weston's garden. Yuck! Where on earth did they conceive of this piece of trash? It almost seems to be (after seeing the trailers) that they threw it in for the sake of promoting the movie. However, I do like the part just before it where Emma confesses her feelings to Mrs. Weston. It is the "John" discussion that I must FF thru every time!
Seeing as the line is used out of context in the trailer, I'd blame the postproduction staff for 1) ignorance, and 2) trying too hard to be cute. Mr. Knightley is not John. He's George. Emma WAS indeed babbling on to Mrs. Weston about John Knightley, but as most viewers who haven't read the book will have very little idea of who John is or how he would relate to any decision by George re: marrying Harriet, the lines lose their meaning and their humor.