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
Did You Know?
The beaded necklace Kate Beckinsale
(Emma) wears during the scene in which Emma sings with Frank at Randalls is the same necklace Geraldine Somerville
(Lady Emily) wears in Aristocrats
(1999). Somerville wears it during the scene when Lady Emily reads a letter from her son, who is at Eton. See more
The year is approximately 1815, yet Jane Fairfax sings an Italian song composed in 1857. See more
[Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London
To get his hair cut?
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditional English carol
[in the score as Mr. Elton leaves Highbury for Bath] See more