Thoughts upon seeing the movie again
Posted by Mark on March 10, 1998 at 10:56:27:
I hadn't seen the movie in several months when I put it in the ol' VCR once more. Some thoughts:
- ET is a trifle too old for the part, but her acting was superb. Could a less mature actress play Elinor any better? I doubt it. It requires a certain maturity that is hard to come by in youth, IMHO. Who ever tries to do Elinor next will have a tough time. She is the definitive Elinor in my eyes.
- AR is SOME actor! I scrutinized his performance minutely. I was totally enthralled. I have admired JE in P&P2 for her non-verbal acting, but AR leaves her in the dust. Didn't I read somewhere that some critic panned his performance because he wasn't animated enough? Perhaps he had just been reading Bronte?
- My favorite scene is still at the end when Elinor's iron-clad self-control finally breaks down after her emotional roller-coaster ride. And when Margaret exclaims, "He's kneeling down!", I always get something in my eye for some reason.
- I think the part of Marianne was perfectly cast. Not only does she have the character's passionate spirit, but she also has great chemistry with Elinor. Since the two sisters are by design the exact opposite from each other, it can be difficult to show their love and loyalty to each other. She and ET accomplish it with flying colors.
- The more I see HG as Edward, the less I like him in that role. I think he stammers a bit too much. He could take lessons from ET and AR in "a little goes a long way". I realize this is just personal opinion and taste, but I think if he had just "turned back the knob" a bit he would have been much better.
- Do you get the impression that the Hero of the movie is Col. Brandon, and the Heroine is Elinor? How odd. How often do you see or read a story where the Hero and Heroine aren't the least bit interested in each other?
Well, these are my thoughts. Any comments?
- Emma and Hugh dynamics JanetF 16:55:55 3/17/98 (0)
- Hitting the mark MB 15:51:29 3/11/98 (17)
- Hugh Grant Monique 21:28:41 3/14/98 (1)
- An Awfully Big Adventure. Kathleen Ann 16:43:49 3/16/98 (0)
- That film, MB. Kathleen Ann 10:39:39 3/12/98 (14)
- Yes!!!!! MB 15:29:58 3/12/98 (13)
- It's not soooo bad... Andrea 17:45:18 3/12/98 (12)
- Yeah, but the "love" story was still creepy! :-b MB 19:12:45 3/12/98 (11)
- I know what you mean... Jen Y 22:33:58 3/12/98 (10)
- Reactions Keith Logan 03:32:13 3/13/98 (9)
- Taking a risk Bryn 10:04:03 3/13/98 (8)
- I agree Bryn. Kathleen Ann 10:34:18 3/13/98 (7)
- Re: "drowning" Bryn 13:02:56 3/13/98 (1)
- Re: "drowning" Anita T 15:13:58 3/19/98 (0)
- What is it with Rickman and.... MB 10:50:08 3/13/98 (4)
- I'm such a pansy, compared to you-all Lee Evasdottir 11:07:30 3/13/98 (3)
- To each his/her own. Kathleen Ann 17:44:14 3/13/98 (0)
- Me too, sometimes Bryn 13:08:14 3/13/98 (0)
- No, you probably just have better taste! ;-) (NFM) MB 11:39:32 3/13/98 (0)
- How could you so several months without a S&S fix? Kathleen Ann 18:21:46 3/10/98 (1)
- That should read "How could you GO..." not "so" NFM Kathleen Ann 18:24:22 3/10/98 (0)
- re:comments Deborah C. 13:01:23 3/10/98 (8)
- Swooning Keith Logan 03:42:25 3/11/98 (7)
- re:Brandon Deborah C. 10:27:45 3/11/98 (6)
- Heroes & Heroines Keith Logan 12:33:19 3/10/98 (8)
- Follow-up: Actress in S&S1 Lea 14:38:36 3/10/98 (1)
- Elinor Shirley 17:39:10 3/10/98 (0)
- ET's age Andrea 14:10:11 3/10/98 (5)
- Heroes & Heroines Keith Logan 12:20:59 3/10/98 (0)
- WOW! Emily 11:30:25 3/10/98 (1)
- You hit the nail with your head Mark! Noel 12:23:24 3/10/98 (0)
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