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Emma (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  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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The beige floral gown with brown lace trim on the sleeves Kate Beckinsale (Emma Woodhouse) wears at Hartfield is the same gown Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears during her pregnancy in Byron (2003). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr. Knightley: [Knightley speaks of Frank Churchill who will be going to London] To get his hair cut?
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All People that on Earth Do Dwell
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Lyrics by William Kethe
Music by Louis Bourgeois
[Hymn sung at church when Emma first sees Harriet Smith]
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far, far superior to the gwyneth paltrow version
5 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This version of Emma is far richer, more believable, and more emotionally compelling than the movie version, which seems like a flighty tv sitcom in comparison (topped off with Paltrow's horrible nasal faux British accent). Both Kate Beckinsale and Mark Strong are fabulous in their interpretations of Emma and Mr. Knightley, and Raymond Coulthardt (where is this beautiful man hiding?) is just perfect as Frank Churchill. Mrs. Elton also more cleverly annoying than in the other version. This BBC version of Emma is in the same league as the BBC Pride & Prejudice, the Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility, and the 90's version of Persuasion.

Sorry, Jeremy Northam (Mr. Knightley in Paltrow's Emma), you're normally brilliant, but you just signed up for the wrong one.


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