Sense and Sensibility (1981)

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Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.

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Complete series cast summary:
Irene Richard ...
 Elinor Dashwood (7 episodes, 1981)
Tracey Childs ...
 Marianne Dashwood (7 episodes, 1981)
Annie Leon ...
 Mrs. Jennings (7 episodes, 1981)
Robert Swann ...
 Colonel Brandon (6 episodes, 1981)
Donald Douglas ...
 Sir John Middleton (5 episodes, 1981)
Marjorie Bland ...
 Lady Middleton (5 episodes, 1981)
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 Edward Ferrars (5 episodes, 1981)
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 John Willoughby (4 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom (4 episodes, 1981)
Gina Rowe ...
 Susan (4 episodes, 1981)
Diana Fairfax ...
 Mrs. Dashwood (4 episodes, 1981)
Peter Gale ...
 John Dashwood (3 episodes, 1981)
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The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, must search for a new house with their mother; their former home and the majority of the money having been inherited by their half-brother at the passing of their father. The family is given the lease of a cottage by a kind cousin. Disciplined and restrained Elinor forms an attachment to quiet Edward Ferrars, while her impetuous and emotional sister Marianne falls for dashing John Willoughby. However, the Dashwoods' lack of fortune and the strict social structure of 18th century England affects the marriage prospects of both sisters. Written by L. Hamre

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Fornuft og følelse  »

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Willoughby: In defense of my protege, you may even be saucy.
Elinor Dashwood: My protege as you call him is a sensible man.
Marianne Dashwood: Elinor...
Elinor Dashwood: Yes, Marianne. Even in a man over thirty.
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Piano Sonatina in G Major: II. Rondo - Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Worth a watch
1 June 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

After seeing and thoroughly enjoying the 1995 adaptation, I was eager to see how this version compared.

It cannot compare in the polished final production, lovely locations and fine costumes department - things which a large budget can bestow upon a movie. However, most of the performances are engaging, especially all the Dashwood females, Willoughby, Edward Ferrars and Lucy Steele (apart from Robert Swann's portrayal of Colonel Brandon which lacked any life whatsoever! - but after seeing Alan Rickman in the role, I'd be disappointed with any other performance)

One of the positive points is that this is more faithful to the novel.

Worth a watch.


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