BBC version of Sense and Sensibility
Posted by Keith Logan on March 14, 1998 at 04:17:56:
In response to Video of S&S, written by Dottie on March 14, 1998 at 00:58:10
They are difficult to compare because they are so different. Visually the earlier version is very good. Bright and colourful costumes, open spaces. The main problem I had with it is that for some reason Margaret is left out. This makes the reference to Mr F seem rather lame. That apart I lked it for the same reason I disliked the film. It tells the story much as Jane Austen wrote it. It quite obviously is not a romance. It is a satirical parody of such romances. You can sense that Marriane is never really swept along by overwhelming emotion. She is carried along by her interpretation of how she should react to things. Of coarse her love and grief are perfectly real. And Elinor also suffers from love that seems doomed.
The acresses that play the two sisters are near perfect. The loving bond betwean them is constantly on display. The other characters may be a bit of a disappointment. They are too much like the characters in the book. Again this is probably deliberate. If the colonel was too handsome and dashing, how could Marriane have so misjudged him?
It is not perfect. I would love the BBC to do a new production with the love of detail that went into the new Pride and Prejudice, especially if it might be an hour or two longer than the earier version. (About three and a half hours, I think?) But it is in my opinion by far the best production to date.
- Missing characters Stephie Lynn 20:58:18 3/14/98 (3)
- Versions of S&S Dottie 11:32:47 3/14/98 (11)
- Sorry, Keith! Dottie 15:11:38 3/14/98 (10)
- Another observation Dottie 17:58:46 3/14/98 (9)
- Adaptions Keith Logan 12:55:53 3/16/98 (0)
- Adaptions Keith Logan 12:55:03 3/16/98 (0)
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