Posted by Kathy F. on June 14, 1997 at 23:00:57:
In reply to Re:Other thoughts on Persuasion posted by Mary on June 14, 1997 at 11:37:31
] ] I wonder that the scene where Mrs. Smith tells how Mr. Elliot had ruined her husband financially is not in the film. Maybe it was cut and it is from this visit that Anne is shown leaving in the green outfit.
In the end, Mrs. Smith tells Anne that Mr. Elliot is practically bankrupt (right?--I've only seen it once, and know it is different from the book), and that was the reason he wanted to marry her. In the book, he had a different, though still wrong, reason for marrying her. I think that they changed it in the movie because it was too long, difficult and involved to explain it (and resolve it) the way JA did, and chose the quick way out. Perhaps they did film it this way and also the other way (which would explain the goof).
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