Sense and Sensibility differences between the movie and the book
Posted by Monique on January 25, 1998 at 15:59:37:
In response to It does follow the novel, but..., written by Zarah on January 25, 1998 at 12:47:29
Yes, Sir John Middleton's situation is different - his wife is alive and they have children in the book. But I suppose the moviemakers cannot remain 100% faithful, as they would either be filming miniseries instead of two-hour features, or they would be filming features that are so jam-packed with characters that the storylines would suffer. :)
I believe that Colonel Brandon's situation is also different in the movie - I haven't read S&S in so long, but didn't Eliza marry the Colonel's brother (a situation that also ended in tragedy)? Will check this out.
] ] I have just seen the (1995) cinematic adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" and I think that it follows the novel very well...
] ...as far as I can tell Mr Lee and ET have changed the situation for Sir John. The novel states that Lady Middleton is still alive....
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