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Young Bluestockings Attend the Cinema!
Several times a year, NineteenTeen invites you to join in a discussion of a movie set during the Nineteenth Century.
Today we'll be discussing the 1995 movie Sense and Sensibility!
Whether you saw the movie yesterday or years ago, please join in the discussion!
Here's a little background about the movie, to get things started:
Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, came out in 1811.
Likewise, this movie of Sense and Sensibility was the first time Emma Thompson wrote a motion picture script. Most famous as an Oscar-winning actress (for Howard's End), Thompson (who played Elinor) got another Oscar nomination for best actress, and actually won the Oscar for best screenplay for Sense and Sensibility! (Pretty good for your first time out, I say!)
With a total of seven Oscar nominations (and one win), it's the most award-winning Jane Austen movie out there!
But that's what they think. What do YOU think?
Did you like it?
Did you find it funny, romantic, suspenseful? Boring? Confusing?
What did you think of the cast?
If the story was new to you, were you surprised when Marianne and Colonel Brandon ended up together?
For those of you who've seen the TV show House, did you recognize Hugh Laurie as the man behind the newspaper? :-)
All opinions welcome!
Emma Thompson: Elinor Dashwood
Kate Winslet: Marianne Dashwood
Hugh Grant: Edward Ferrars
Alan Rickman: Colonel Brandon
Greg Wise: Willoughby
Gemma Jones: Mrs. Dashwood
Emilie François: Margaret Dashwood
James Fleet: John Dashwood
Tom Wilkinson: Mr. Dashwood
Harriet Walter: Fanny Dashwood
Elizabeth Spriggs: Mrs. Jennings
Robert Hardy: Sir John Middleton
Imelda Staunton: Charlotte Jennings Palmer
Hugh Laurie: Mr. Palmer
Imogen Stubbs: Lucy Steele