Monday, February 8, 2010
Emma on PBS
I have finished watching Masterpiece Classic's Emma. The last two hours were much better than the first two, and it was good to see Emma grow into a person we could like. I still prefer the Paltrow/Northam movie for a number of reasons. There was not enough humor in this adaptation. Knightley was too slow in revealing his developing affection for Emma. Emma's sister and brother-in-law seemed to be quarrelsome. Frank Churchill was totally undeserving of Jane Fairfax, and I didn't care for the Eltons. I did like Jodhi May's performance, and Johnny Lee Miller was a pretty good Knightley. The scenery was gorgeous, but the middle dragged while the ending was rushed. In short, I won't be buying the DVD. If you would like to share your thoughts, please do.
Posted by Mary Simonsen at 8:32 PM