Posted by Kathy F. on June 29, 1997 at 11:20:18:
In reply to Definition of polarity posted by Susan on June 29, 1997 at 02:07:10
] I have to say that I continue to be amazed that true Jane-ites (who have read the book, no less) are passionately enamored of Emma2 and passionately dislike Emma3. I have read and re-read the book several times (it IS my favorite, after all) and I just don't see Emma2 there -- not in flavor, not in portrayals, not in anything. Is there an attempt here to say that Emma2 is an improvement over the original text? I don't mean to be contrary; I'm just really CONFUSED!!!
My main problem with Emma2 is the apparent desire to use so many lines not from the novel. I looked up the movie on the IMDb before watching it and read the quotes just to see how close it was (that is usually a good indicator of JA movies--quotable lines from both the book and the movie). The result then was laughable. I couldn't even recognize any of it. PLEASE NOTE: I am not saying that there were no book lines from Emma2, just compared to Emma3 very few.
I'm going to get in a huge heap of trouble, but one of my least favorite scenes from Emma2 is the proposal scene.