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Emma (1996)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 February 1997 (USA)
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Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to ... See full summary »

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Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the opinionated Mrs. Elton, someone not unlike herself, Emma's attitudes begin to soften... Written by David Stanko

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Trivia

The dark velvet vest with four buttons down the front Kate Beckinsale (Emma Woodhouse) wears at the Hartfield party is the same costume worn by a guest at the Duchess of Richmond's Ball in Vanity Fair (1998), and by Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) during Christmas dinner in Byron (2003). See more »

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The year is approximately 1815, yet Jane Fairfax sings an Italian song composed in 1857. See more »

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Mr. Knightley: [Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London] To get his hair cut?
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1 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a better adaptation of the book than the one with Paltrow (although I liked that one, too). It isn't so much that Beckinsale is better -- they are both very good -- but that the screenplay is better. Davies is a master at adapting Austen for filming, and the production values here are very good. It's not quite as glossy as the Hollywood treatment, but it's close, and I thought that the locations and the costumes actually worked better.


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