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Emma -- This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gwyneth Paltrow shines as Emma -- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is ... she's not very good at it!
Emma -- In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jane Austen (novel)
Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 August 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Cupid is armed and dangerous!
Plot:
In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Well done, Emma, well done! See more (136 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Douglas McGrath 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jane Austen (novel)

Douglas McGrath (screenplay)

Produced by
Patrick Cassavetti .... producer
Donna Gigliotti .... executive producer
Donna Grey .... associate producer
Steven Haft .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Ian Wilson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lesley Walker 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Sarah Trevis 
 
Production Design by
Michael Howells 
 
Art Direction by
Joshua Meath-Baker  (as Joshua Meath Baker)
Sam Riley 
 
Set Decoration by
Totty Whately 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Susie Adams .... chief makeup designer
Polly Earnshaw .... makeup runner
Tina Earnshaw .... chief makeup designer
Kay Georgiou .... assistant hair stylist
Sian Grigg .... assistant makeup artist
Simon Thompson .... chief hair designer
Sara Raeburn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Begg .... second assistant director
Russell Channon .... third assistant director
Caleb Menges .... third assistant director
Davina Nicholson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Graham Barford .... stand-by carpenter
Clive Brown .... stand-by prop
Carlo Bulley .... art department trainee
Dempsey Cook .... dressing propman
Danny Euston .... property master
Gary Evans .... stand-by stagehand
Andrew Golding .... construction manager
Jason Line .... scenic artist
Brian Lofthouse .... storeman
David Meeking .... stand-by painter (as Dave Meeking)
Ray Morgan .... dressing propman
Ian Newton .... chargehand stand-by prop
Stephen Scott .... scenic artist
Philip Shaw .... carpenter
Lucinda Sturgis .... production buyer
Harry Van Rooij .... carpenter
James Winby .... carpenter
Roger Holden .... key greensman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... footsteps editor
Mike Bleach .... sound assistant
Geoff R. Brown .... assistant sound editor (as Geoff Brown)
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Holding .... dialogue editor
Colin Miller .... supervising sound editor
Chris Munro .... sound mixer
Lionel Selwyn .... foley artist
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Colin Wood .... sound maintenance
 
Visual Effects by
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
John Swinnerton .... motion control camerman (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
James Bloom .... clapper loader
Richard Broome .... grip
David Bruce .... electrician (as Dave Bruce)
Mark Evans .... electrician
Wayne Leach .... electrician
Roz Naylor .... focus puller
Ricky Pattenden .... electrician
Ray Potter .... best boy
Steven Spud Slater .... stand-by rigger (as Stephen Slater)
Norman Smith .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Emma Buckley .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Crouch .... wardrobe assistant
Lou Durkin .... wardrobe assistant
Morgan Elliott .... costume design assistant
Magot Forster .... costume maker
Sharon Long .... costume design assistant
Michael O'Connor .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Martin Corbett .... second assistant editor
Jeremy Hume .... assistant editor
Peter Hunt .... color grader
Sylvia Wheeler .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Keith Grant .... music recordist
George Hamer .... orchestral contractor
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
David Snell .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Brian Baverstock .... transport department (as Bryan Baverstock)
Fred Brown .... transport department
John Critch .... transport department
John Dawson .... transport department
Terry Dorchester .... transport department
Ravi Dube .... transport department (as Ravi Dubi)
Terry English .... unit driver
John Fisher .... transport department
Gerry Floyd .... unit driver
Townsley Knott .... transport department (as Townley Knott)
Jim Magill .... unit driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver
Terry Reece .... unit driver
Vanessa Smiles .... unit driver
John Tiny Topping .... transport department (as Tiny Topping)
Gerry Turner .... transport department (as Jerry Turner)
Keith West .... transport department
 
Other crew
Barbara Berkery .... voice coach
Jane Biro .... assistant to producers
Anna Bourdon-Smith .... food stylist
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Keith Bryant .... laboratory contact: Technicolor
Bill Darby .... location manager
Teresa Darby .... location assistant (as Teresa Hidalgo)
Karen Firestone .... assistant to producers
Rachelle Gryn .... assistant to producers
Hugo Hedley .... production runner
Jenny Hilton .... unit nurse
Polly Jefferies .... assistant to producers
Luke Jones .... production runner
Debbie Kaye .... horses and carriages
Sara Keene .... unit publicist: Corbett and Keene
Sue Lefton .... choreographer
Louise Mansfield .... production runner
Joshua Meath-Baker .... title backgrounds: Peerless Camera Co. (as Joshua Meath Baker)
Gary Nixon .... accounting assistant
Tony Stanton .... copyist
Simon Steele .... unit nurse
Kevin Trehy .... production accountant
Fran Triefus .... production coordinator
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Isabel Begg .... thanks
John Hadity .... thanks
Mrs. R. MacGregor .... thanks
R. MacGregor .... thanks (as Captain R. MacGregor)
Laura Madden .... thanks
Jennifer McAlear .... thanks
George Sheanshang .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for brief mild language
Runtime:
121 min | Canada:94 min (Ontario)
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The yellow embroidered gown Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) wears to dinner at Hartfield is the same costume worn by Priscilla Morgan (Mrs. Bennet) in "Pride and Prejudice" (1980), and by Lucy Robinson (Mrs. Elton) at Hartfield in Emma (1996) (TV).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Harriet meets Robert Martin and his sister in Fords, it is raining. She goes in and is only slightly damp, and apparently soon dries off. When she leaves, and Robert Martin runs after her they are only out in the pouring rain for a few seconds yet when they both stop you can clearly see that they are both absolutely drenched when they should have only been getting a little wet.See more »
Quotes:
Emma Woodhouse:How fascinating that any discordancy between us must always arise from *my* being wrong.
Mr. Knightley:Not fascinating, but true.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Aisha (2010/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mr. Beveridge's MaggotSee more »

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57 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Well done, Emma, well done!, 18 February 2005
Author: Whythorne from United States

I was so impressed with Doug McGrath's film version of the Jane Austen novel "Emma," and I loved the music score by Rachel Portman so much, that when I went to the video store one day and discovered the two had re-united for "Nicholas Nickleby" I immediately rented it without any other consideration.

I have read the book, and for those overly-critical fans of this Jane Austen adaptation, I don't know what else McGrath could have done to more perfectly capture the spirit and major plot elements of Miss Austen's work, especially given the limitations of a two hour movie (which some have complained about being too long!). And as far as Gwen Paltrow's accent is concerned, I must confess I wasn't too familiar with her when I saw this at the theater initially, and I was absolutely convinced at the time that she was an English actress!

I am taken aback by those who criticized the film for its lush scenery. That is one of the things I enjoy and look forward to seeing in period pieces set in the English countryside. The film's beautiful backgrounds are a major contributor to its appeal and success. If your idea of escapist fare is something bleaker, then perhaps you should rent something like "Death Wish III!"

The English country settings are as attractive and charming as the cast, and combine with the story and soundtrack for entertainment that makes you not tire of repeat viewings. McGrath is a wonder at choreographing the interplay of subtle expressions that are so essential in conveying the complicated romantic intrigue that occurs in this story.

This refreshing movie could also be a clinic on how enjoyable a film can be minus sex, violence or even a villainous antagonist. The story is often amusing, endearing, and at times, quite touching.

I have seen many competent Jane Austen book adaptations but this is without question my favorite.

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