Re: Col Brandon in the book and S&S2
Posted by Cindy on September 14, 1997 at 23:01:32:
In response to Col Brandon in the book and S&S2, written by Marsha on September 03, 1997 at 21:08:39
] I don't know if this has been discussed before, but in the book the only two real characters seemed to be Wiloughby and Marianne. I kept hoping they would make it, even after Wiloughby's explanation. Even Elinor almost wished him to be a widower! I remember hoping while reading, that since Col is so much older he is going to die, and so will Wiloughby's wife, so they could get married at last. JA did not convince me of the transfer of feeling since she just stated it.
] But in the movie, AR really made Colonel Brandon come alive, so that not only I did not wish his speedy demise, I found myself wishing Marianne to marry him from the beginning. Soetimes I felt like shaking her when she was so self-absorbed and rude. And he ended up being my favorite character in the movie. Anyone else had a similiar reaction?
Oh, I cannot agree at all! I have loved Col. Brandon since the moment he first appeared on the written page in front of me! And, I must say, that Alan Rickman fleshed him out very nicely, indeed! :-D
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