History Film / Emma

9th Mar '18 7:34:52 PM eowynjedi
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* BirdsOfAFeather: Played with between Frank and Emma. Both are lively, active, and witty, but they also bring out the worst in each other when their wit overrides kindness.



* Foreshadowing: The first episode is packed with hints of what's to come. There's Miss Bates' fretting over Emma possibly running into gypsies while walking, Emma joking that Harriet might make a good match for Knightley, and Knightley saying that Emma will bitterly regret her meddling. All are paid off, though not always in the way you'd expect.

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* Foreshadowing: DanceOfRomance: After Emma thanks Knightley for dancing with Harriet, she him to dance the third with her. (Or rather, she asks him to ask her.) This dance happens to be much slower tempoed and intimate than the first two songs.
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The first episode is packed with hints of what's to come. There's Miss Bates' fretting over Emma possibly running into gypsies while walking, Emma joking that Harriet might make a good match for Knightley, and Knightley saying that Emma will bitterly regret her meddling. All are paid off, though not always in the way you'd expect.


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* FeeFiFauxPas: Early on, Emma jokes about Frank Churchill never managing to reach Hartfield, which upsets Mrs. Weston and provokes Mr. Weston to complain that he wishes people would stop accusing his son of carelessness. Emma manages to quickly smooth it over by saying she's only joking because she's eager to meet Frank.


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* PimpedOutDress: Mrs. Elton is always in brighter, more trimmed-out dresses than the ladies around her, and she's quite keen for everyone to see how expensive it is.


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* ThemeTuneCameo: The theme from the opening titles is played as the song for the dance Emma and Knightley share in the third episode.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Although Emma jokes about Knightley visiting Hartfield to deliver his "daily scolding of Emma," there are a couple of instances where he dresses her down with real anger: when she persuades Harriet to refuse Robert Martin, and when she insults Miss Bates.
7th Mar '18 11:48:55 AM eowynjedi
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* AdultFear:
** Emma gets her first taste of this after her governess' wedding and realizes that she might one day end up like Miss Bates, tied to caring for her elderly parent and otherwise quite alone.
** Mr. Woodhouse is constantly afraid that something terrible will happen to his daughters and bluntly explains his unhappiness with Mrs. Weston's marriage with "mothers ''die'', Emma."


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* CarelessBeauty: Emma is beautiful but doesn't preen about it. Knightley points this out as a virtue of hers to Mrs. Weston before going on to say that Emma is too vain over being clever.
* Foreshadowing: The first episode is packed with hints of what's to come. There's Miss Bates' fretting over Emma possibly running into gypsies while walking, Emma joking that Harriet might make a good match for Knightley, and Knightley saying that Emma will bitterly regret her meddling. All are paid off, though not always in the way you'd expect.


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* ElectiveMute: Mrs. Bates hasn't spoken since she lost her home and had to give up her grandniece Jane to the care of Colonel Campbell. [[spoiler:She finally pipes up in the fourth episode.]]


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* RomanticRain: A downpour accompanies the news of Mrs. Churchill's passing, and Frank [[spoiler:rushes into the street to tell his fiancee Jane Fairfax that they can get married now]].
18th Dec '17 8:33:16 AM JamesAustin
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->"''One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.''"

Despite not having ''Literature/{{Pride and Prejudice}}'' level popularity, ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' has inspired not one or two, but [[AdaptationOverdosed four straight adaptations]] currently available, and quite a few slant ones. These adaptations tend to provoke rather violent flamewars, though it seems to have calmed down a bit since the 2009 miniseries was made.

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Despite not having ''Literature/{{Pride and Prejudice}}'' level ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''-level popularity, ''Literature/{{Emma}}'' has inspired not one or two, but [[AdaptationOverdosed four straight adaptations]] currently available, and quite a few slant ones. These adaptations tend to provoke rather violent flamewars, though it seems to have calmed down a bit since the 2009 miniseries was made.



!!The various versions of ''[=Emma=]'' are:

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!!The various versions of ''[=Emma=]'' are:
!!These films find their match in these tropes:



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The BBC adapted ''[=Emma=]'' as part of their general habit of doing Creator/JaneAusten novels every ten to twenty years. Starred Doran Godwin as Emma and John Carson as Mr. Knightley.

!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''

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The BBC adapted ''[=Emma=]'' ''Emma'' as part of their general habit of doing Creator/JaneAusten novels every ten to twenty years. Starred Doran Godwin as Emma and John Carson as Mr. Knightley.

!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''
Knightley.
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Written and directed by Douglas [=McGrath=] for Miramax films, the film starred Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma and Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley.

!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''

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Written and directed by Douglas [=McGrath=] for Miramax films, Creator/MiramaxFilms, the film starred Gwyneth Paltrow Creator/GwynethPaltrow as Emma and Jeremy Northam as Mr. Knightley.

!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''
Knightley.
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ITV's telefilm starring Kate Beckinsale as Emma, MarkStrong as Mr. Knightley, and Olivia Williams as Jane Fairfax. The brainchild of the landmark 1995 BBC ''Pride and Prejudice'' team of writer Creator/AndrewDavies and producer Sue Birtwistle.

!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''

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ITV's telefilm starring Kate Beckinsale Creator/KateBeckinsale as Emma, MarkStrong Creator/MarkStrong as Mr. Knightley, and Olivia Williams as Jane Fairfax. The brainchild of the landmark 1995 BBC ''Pride and Prejudice'' team of writer Creator/AndrewDavies and producer Sue Birtwistle.

!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''
Birtwistle.
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* BookEnds: Chicken thieves make a raid in the first and last scenes.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Chicken thieves make a raid in the first and last scenes.



* DuelingMovies: Was being filmed at the same time that the [=McGrath=]/Paltrow/Northam film was in theaters. Came out in the same year in the UK. Also something of a meta-situation, since six Jane Austen films came out from 1995-1996.



* SmugSnake: Frank Churchill. Per the changes noted above, his character has some significant lines in this vein.

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Frank Churchill. Per the changes noted above, his character has some significant lines in this vein.









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!'''These tropes find their match in this film:'''

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* ForeheadTouching: Emma and Knightly, after all the mutual misunderstandings are cleared up and she accepts his proposal.


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* HeadbuttOfLove: Emma and Knightley, after all the mutual misunderstandings are cleared up and she accepts his proposal.
1st Sep '17 6:32:25 PM LadyPedantica
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* BookEnds: Chicken thieves make a raid in the first and last scenes.
1st Sep '17 6:29:13 PM LadyPedantica
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* GenkiGirl: Though not as pronounced as Romola Garai's 2009 Emma, Kate Beckinsale's Emma is described in the screenplay as possessing bouncing arrogance and energy. Additionally, when she thinks her scheme between Harriet and Mr. Elton is succeeding, she gives a very cheerful bounce as she walks towards her house.4

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* GenkiGirl: Though not as pronounced as Romola Garai's 2009 Emma, Kate Beckinsale's Emma is described in the screenplay as possessing bouncing arrogance and energy. Additionally, when she thinks her scheme between Harriet and Mr. Elton is succeeding, she gives a very cheerful bounce as she walks towards her house.4


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** Mrs. Elton has her moments as well.
12th Mar '17 8:33:15 PM eowynjedi
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* ImagineSpot: Emma's rather overwrought picture of the scene when Miss Bates explains how Mr. Dixon saved Jane from falling off a cliff. She does the same thing later after Frank rescues Harriet.
12th Mar '17 7:33:11 PM eowynjedi
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* ForeheadTouching: Emma and Knightly, after all the mutual misunderstandings are cleared up and she accepts his proposal.


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* NotSoDifferent: The series draws a line between Miss Bates being her mother's caregiver to Emma and her father after they visit Hartfield--Emma is clearly a little disturbed at the parallel when she sees it.
27th Jan '17 1:11:25 AM Xtifr
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* AuthorAppeal: Screenwriter Sandy Welch follows a similar pattern to her previous literary adaptations in many ways. She keeps the four-episode structure from ''OurMutualFriend'', ''Literature/NorthAndSouth'', and ''Film/JaneEyre''. Additionally, like ''Film/JaneEyre'', she approaches Emma's story through her childhood.

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* AuthorAppeal: Screenwriter Sandy Welch follows a similar pattern to her previous literary adaptations in many ways. She keeps the four-episode structure from ''OurMutualFriend'', ''Literature/OurMutualFriend'', ''Literature/NorthAndSouth'', and ''Film/JaneEyre''. Additionally, like ''Film/JaneEyre'', she approaches Emma's story through her childhood.
23rd Jan '17 4:21:02 PM LarryMullen
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* DawsonCasting: Humorously, not for Emma herself (though Godwin does appear more mature than her 22 years), but John Carson was 45, eight years older than Mr. Knightley's 37 (and it shows).

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* DawsonCasting: Humorously, not for Emma herself (though Godwin does appear more mature than her 22 years), but John Carson was 45, eight years older than Mr. Knightley's 37 (and it shows).



* FakeBrit: Paltrow, though her accent is generally fairly solid, has some fairly glaring moments of accent slippage.



* DawsonCasting: Romola Garai was 26, five years older than Emma's 21 (and a decade older than Emma at 16, in the prologue of the film).
5th Dec '16 11:42:42 AM BobTanaka
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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Mr Weston shares his umbrella with Miss Taylor (future Mrs Weston) when it starts raining after the Sunday mass. In the novel, he met Emma and Miss Taylor when they were walking and he gallantly borrowed two umbrellas for them from Farmer Mitchell's because it was drizzling.

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* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: Mr Weston shares his umbrella with Miss Taylor (future Mrs Weston) when it starts raining after the Sunday mass.service. In the novel, he met Emma and Miss Taylor when they were walking and he gallantly borrowed two umbrellas for them from Farmer Mitchell's because it was drizzling.
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