Posted by Barbara on June 11, 1997 at 15:46:46:
In reply to Re: Persuasion's proposal posted by Claire on June 11, 1997 at 03:24:57
] ] Yeah, I didn't like the kiss on the public street, nor the Captain's asking Sir Walter's permission in the middle of everyone. I understand time constraints, but wish there were no such things!
] ] Kathy
] Yes, those two actions were defects: The intrusive manner to ask for permission to marry Anne, and the kiss on the street. Particularly the first, it sort of scrapes sensibilities a bit. I love all the rest of the film though. Wish it has stuck closer to the book at the end.
I have to confess that I didn't mind the kiss on the street, although it certainly wasn't in the book!!! I loved the way he sort of looked around to see if anyone was looking before he kissed her!
But I guess this board is to discusss the books moreso than the movie adaptations? (I'll happily discuss either!) One thing I didn't like in the adaptation, as opposed to the book, was the way that Anne practically chased the Captain around the concert hall. I find that a more serious breach of propriety than a chaste kiss between two people who have just become engaged.
Also, I have always wondered why the script for the movie included material from the cancelled chapter? When Captain Wentworth goes to Anne to ask her on behalf of the Admiral whether she and Mr. Elliot will want to live at Kellynch after they are married---JA decided to cut that part of the story, and I just can't see a reason to put it back in. I suppose it does add a bit of dramatic tension, and another opportunity to see our hero and heroine squirm and suffer a bit, but I still don't like it.
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