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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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The pale green muslin gown with intricate ivory lace appliqués that Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Elton wears during the strawberry picking scene at Donwell is the same gown worn by Jennifer Granville (as Mrs. Hurst) at Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice (1980) and by an extra at the London party where Lord Byron meets Annabella Milbanke in Byron (2003). Robinson herself plays Mrs. Hurst in Pride and Prejudice (1995). The costume is also worn by the dancing mistress in The Regency House Party (2004). 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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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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Kate Beckinsale, a perfect Emma
30 September 1999 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Jane Austen's Emma is an extremely enjoyable story at the worst of times and this production of the story is the best I have ever seen. Kake Beckinsale's Emma is irreproachable. Gwyneth Paltrow, (with the help of a good screenplay and excellent cinematography) is able to bring out the comedy effectively, she fails to make Emma likeable. Paltrow is not aided by the fact that her hairstyles are simply 'wrong' for the part (and I believe the era) and she looks positively ill in the empire line dresses. Kate Beckinsale, on the other hand, manages the comedy effortlessly and is still able to show what Mr Knightly (the most romantic of Jane Austen's heroes) actually sees in her. Mark Strong is a splendid Mr Knightly with the right mix of handsome looks, an appropriate age, chivalry, compassion and gentlemanly behaviour. Emma and Mr Knightly are supported by a cast of good actors and the production as a whole is quite delightful.


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