In defence of Will! And I'm not joking.
Posted by Cassandra on October 14, 1997 at 12:06:18:
In response to Scene as Portrayed in the Book, written by Lynne on October 14, 1997 at 00:28:04
Yes-Will is taking liberties, but then again, Mariane is hardly protesting:
HIs person and air were equal to what her fancy had ever drawn for the hero of a favorite story; and in his carrying her into the house with so little previous formality, there was a rapidity of thought which particularly recommended the action to her.
The Will/Marianne meeting is of course heavily dramatized in the book, but perfectly in keeping with the spirit of the moment. Marianne has been despiaring of never meeting a man she can truly love since she requires so much. And he appears-a page from a novel.
The scene in the movie is incredibly romantic. Notice the way the camera zooms in on Will as he lifts her in his arms..it's almost as if we are swept off our feet too.. Okay, maybe that's just me.
ET said the Will/Marianne meeting is supposed to be one big romantic joke: The guy on the white horse, carrying her in his arms..
And it works, gasping, heaving bosoms and all.
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