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Emma -- This delightfully fun and lighthearted comedy is based on Jane Austen's classic novel. Dazzling Gweneth Paltrow shines as Emma- a mischievous young beauty who sets up her single friends. Funny thing is...she's not very good at it! So when Emma tries to find a man for Harriet, she makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives.
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Writers (WGA):
Jane Austen (novel)
Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 August 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Stop making comparisons and just enjoy it... See more (139 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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:
120 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The red plaid Spencer worn by Toni Collette (Harriet Smith) at Ford's in the rain is the same costume worn by an extra in the Highbury Market Day scene in "Emma" (2009).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 18 mins) When Emma draws a portrait of miss Smith, Emma doesn't wear earrings. However after Mr Knightly joins, Emma is seen with her earrings on.See more »
Quotes:
Emma Woodhouse:Hmm, you dismiss her beauty and good nature, yet I would be very much mistaken, if your sex in general, does not think those claims the highest a woman could possess!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mr. Beveridge's MaggotSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Stop making comparisons and just enjoy it..., 16 January 2001
Author: Swangirl from United States

For those JASNA devotees (Jane Austen Society of North America), this adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma" will truly send them running for the hills.

But if you're willing to view Emma with the belief that this movie is loosely based on the novel, and enjoy it on its own merits, you'll truly enjoy yourself.

Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) is the apple of her aged father's eye and spends her ample free time trying to play matchmaker. Having achieved some success by matching her own governess with the widowed Mr. Weston, Emma sets out to match easily persuaded, impoverished newcomer Harriet Smith (Toni Collete) with hilarious results.

Some have complained that the casting is "all wrong" but I don't agree. I think for the comedic spirit of the film, the actors were well chosen. Sophie Thompson nearly steals the show as the muddled but happy Miss Bates. Her silent mother, Mrs. Bates (played by Sophie Thompson's real-life mother Phyllida Law), also steals a few scenes. In my humble opinion, anybody who prefers Mark Strong (the A&E version) over Jeremy Northam in the role of Mr. Knightley has to be "addled in the attic" as it were. Not tall enough? I'm sorry but I wasn't watching how tall he was but that mesmerizing smile. I'm sure I wasn't the only one swooning in my seat.

This is no literary classic (the movie NOT the book!) so let's not make it something it isn't. What Emma truly IS..is an enjoyable romp with a healthy dollop of romance. Viewed in this light, you're in for a good time.

And yes, Ewan McGregor's wig IS hideous. My friends compared it to a dead cat but that would do the cat an injustice.

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