History Film / Emma

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.

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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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* SmugSnake: SmugSnake:
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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.
28th Jul '16 12:01:01 PM jadmire
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* WhatTheHellHero: Emma's insult to Miss Bates, which shocks the entire outing party to speechlessness. Mr. Knightley rebukes her for this, saying severely, "That was badly done, Emma. ''Badly'' done!", reducing her to tears.
7th May '16 5:37:09 PM BobTanaka
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* GilliganCut: Several. Most notably the following:
-->'''Emma:''' (discussing the Box Hill party) "It shall be an intimate gathering and we shall only invite people we like!"
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-->'''[[{{Jerkass}} Mrs. Elton:]]''' "Box Hill! What marvelous idea!"
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