Emma

Emma

DVD - 2010
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"Twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse loves playing matchmaker. When pretty and socially inferior Harriet arrives, Emma decides to indulge her passion. Against the advice of family friend and surrogate older brother Mr. Knightly, Emma persuades Harriet to reject a marriage proposal from a local farmer in order to hold out for an offer from the dashing Mr. Elton. But Emma soon discovers Mr. Elton's true motives and her advice to Harriet goes terribly awry" --Publisher description.
Publisher: [England] : British Broadcasting Corporation, ; Burbank, Calif. : distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010].
ISBN: 9781419888908
1419888900
Branch Call Number: FIC Emma
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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kpelish
Oct 26, 2018

Well-done version of Jane Austen's classic, with Romola Garai as the wealthy and spoiled Emma, and Johnny Lee Miller as her older, sensible neighbor who is quietly observant. Her matchmaking and mentoring attempts for a mysterious orphan lead to disaster. Good supporting cast—with Michael Gambon playing her hypochondriac father--and a sense of small-town life in all its facets, ranging from beautiful old English homes to genteel poverty. Garai's wide-eyed expressions can be overdone at times. If you like this movie, a contemporary, set-in-LA version is “Clueless” with Alicia Silverstone.

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BLAMONT
Mar 24, 2018

Enjoyed the Gywenth Paltrow 2 hour movie version but this 4 episode miniseries is very good! The Two leads have the chemistry, and this version gives you a back story of the the 3 main characters Emma, Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax. 2 thumbs up!

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matcat44
Jan 20, 2018

Found this very annoying, all that twittering going on, expected much better from PBS.

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jacquelinebaker
Jan 12, 2018

I LOVED this movie!!! It is funny, entertaining and even my husband sat through it with me. One of Jane Austin's best stories and this version is beautifully done; from the acting & soundtrack to the photography.

Beautiful version! My favourite of all 4 film versions offered at the VPL. Perfectly captures the spirit of the book in every way.

Readers might enjoy these VPL books - (1) "Emma An Annotated Version" edited by Bharat Tandon (2) "Jane Austen at Home" by Lucy Worsley (3) "What Matters in Jane Austen? 20 Crucial Puzzles Solved" by John Mullan.

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Booksss14
Apr 30, 2017

Emma is too ridiculous in this adaption. Emma is supposed to have a degree of elegance about her, which Romola Garai does not portray in this adaption. If you want to see a good adaption, watch the 1996 adaption with Gynweth Paltrow. Personally, the casting could be better in this.

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johnstonmk
Apr 15, 2017

I haven't read Emma all the way through, but I absolutely ADORE Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller. They were perfect choices for these characters, and this adaptation gets full marks from me!

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sandyc99
Jan 25, 2017

I had not remember Emma being *this* annoying when I read the book. She is truly vacuous and snobby in this mini-series, the worst possible combination. These characteristics were really accentuated in this version of Emma. Her eyes are opened so wide so often that it looks like they are about to pop out of her head, adding to the ridiculousness of her character. What a disappointing rendition. I have always been so fond of BBC renditions. A flop.

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abookandacuppa
Aug 28, 2016

I so love this version of Emma, my favorite Austen book! Romola Garai's performance is spot on!

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grhh49
Jul 04, 2016

Five stars+!! Beautifully done. Well-crafted screenplay. Perfectly cast and performed. Great photography. Look no further. This is the Emma to see!

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Feb 12, 2016

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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