Posted by Mark on December 10, 1997 at 09:41:10:
In response to Question....maybe we can debate this??, written by Lynne on December 09, 1997 at 18:51:37
] When one reads all the missing scenes in the screenplay..do you feel the same sense of longing as I do...wishing they were included in the film? Or---do you believe S&S is perfect as is, and wouldn't change a thing?
] Love to hear some opinions!
I think, for a two hour movie, ET did a tremendous job. Yes, there will be missing scenes that we will pine over, but to compress a full length novel into 120 minutes takes a delicate touch. ET definitely has it.
S&S is there in it's essentials. The story is there. You can watch it and feel you have seen S&S. Yes, there will be regrets, but you still come away feeling satisfied.
Contrast that to P&P. The only time P&P was made into a two hour movie was P&P0, which is considered a disaster by most JA fans. P&P has a very tightly woven plot. There just aren't very many flabby bits that can be cut out and still be P&P. I simply cannot see anyway to make P&P without approaching the five hours that A&E/BBC took.
I have watched P&P2 many times. I do pine after some favorite scenes and dialogue that were cut, but overall, I come away thinking I have seen P&P.
I hope this makes sense.
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