Posted by Lori on June 23, 1997 at 22:18:44:
In reply to Re: John, George...Paul, Ringo... posted by Kali on June 23, 1997 at 17:12:38
] 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.
LOL! Love the John, George, Paul, Ringo bit! I just wanted to say that I *knew* that Knightley was George. That's why I hate that scene so much. *I* got the reference when she made it in the movie, but people who aren't familiar with Emma would not... that's what really annoyed me. They would have to pay really close attention to know that she was talking about his brother. The average viewer (non-Austen groupie) would not get it.