Posted by Laraine on June 27, 1997 at 11:34:05:
In reply to Dancing at the Weston's Ball posted by Traci on June 26, 1997 at 13:21:52
] Unlike the other dancing music heard to this point, the "Maggot" dance (haha) is much more subdued, graceful and dare I say "adult" in terms of tone. This is the first time we truly see Emma and Mr. K taking part in a "couple" activity. The looks he sends her during the dance further prove he's truly beginning to see her as an equal and not as a child any longer. This is serious stuff! Even before they start do dance, he makes the "Brother and sister! No, no..." remark.
] Ah well, just some thoughts. Thanks for letting me natter!
When they actually start the dance, he puts his arm around her waist. This beyond cool. It's probably also beyond being out of character and out of century, but it adds SOOOO much to this scene for me. It's the real moment when they begin to join, become aware of each other on a physical level. Emma knows it too--you can see it in her face and the uncertainty of her expression. Knightley looks so composed and satisfied with himself that it worked, that she's aware of him physically. And he's really enjoying himself. I LOVE this interaction.