Posted by Kathy F. on August 01, 1997 at 08:41:30:
In reply to Re: Another MAJOR regency inaccuracy in Emma2? posted by Cassia on July 29, 1997 at 18:59:27
] ] Before I write it I should say I really, really disliked Emma2, so Emma2 fanciers should take what I say with a grain of salt:
(I'm with you!) :-)
] ] I was amazed at the scene where Emma is driving a little carriage by herself, around town. Would this have ever happened? Or is my disbelief founded only in my annoyance with the movie?
Exactly! I thought it was one of the stupidest errors of the Hollywood movie. (I'm not trying to incite the Emma wars over here, but we are talking about Regency, and if they had a problem in the movie, that needs to be shown, because some people will take whatever movie as being Gospel truth.)
] Remember, even little Anne de Bourgh drove her own phaeton around Rosings. Women could drive if they had the means but usually they would be accompnied. Having Emma drive alone could be a way of showing both her independence and and how much she gets her own way.
I always that this meant that she was driven around by a manservant.
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