Col Brandon in movie as played by Alan Rickman
Posted by Noel on September 29, 1997 at 11:23:14:
In response to Re: Col Brandon in the book and S&S2, written by Patricia on September 19, 1997 at 10:48:12
] ] 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?
] Yes! When he said, "The air is full of spices." I knew he had the same romantic soul as Marianne.
I thought that when he said that, it showed how intuitive he
is. That he knew what Margarent would be interested. Both
his and Edward's "sensitivity" was revealed through the interactions with Margaret thus making Elinor and us like them all the more.
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