Posted by Patricia on September 18, 1997 at 20:05:04:
In response to First S&S Post, written by Mark on September 15, 1997 at 18:13:51
] I watched ET's S&S last night with my family. I have seen it before several times, but this is the first time I have felt like posting anything here. Please forgive me if all this has been covered before.
] I love Col. Brandon, possibly because I, too, am in the "Prime" of life. I love the scene when he stands in the door listening to Marianne (sp?) singing and playing the piano. I love to see the torment he goes through in his developing relationship with Marianne. I want to scream and shake her, "Wake up, you idiot!! He's ten times the man Willouby (sp?) is!!"
] My second most favorite scene is when he states, "Give me employment, Miss. Dashwood, or I shall go mad!". I've been in similiar situation myself -- desparately wanting to help, but feeling utterly useless.
] I have to say my favorite scene is at the end when Elinor breaks down. She has been on this huge emotional roller-coaster and she thought she had resigned herself to being happy for Edward. Now she knows he is free, and he has obviously not come all this way to ask about the weather!. I hate to admit, but everytime I see this scene, and the others out on the lawn spying on them, I seem to always get something in my eye that has to be wiped out.
] I've read the book, and IMHO ET has done an excellent job bringing it to life.
] (Of course, it will never be P&P.)
I have always felt that Col. Brandon and Edward Ferrars are the weakest hero's in all of JA. Why does Elinor care about such a milktoast like Edward. Brandon in the book is such an enigma.
Emma Thompson does a masterful job of making them both appealing. The lines she writes for Col. Brandon show him to be the perfect man for Marianne. AR plays it to a T!
She does the same thing with Edward. He is so charming in his concern for Margaret. He does walk kind of funny but is still believable as worthy of Elinor's esteem. Also he attempts to aprise Elinor of his engagement which he did not do in the book.
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