Trivia / Sense and Sensibility

The book provides examples of:

  • Referenced by...: See the sub-page ReferencedBy.Sense And Sensibility.
  • Write What You Know: Although Austen was already working on this story in the form of an Epistolary Novel, it was the first one she chose to submit for publication and did so shortly after her father's death—which left her, her mother, and her sisters entirely dependent on their brothers' charity. The main difference is that Austen's brothers were caring and responsible, unlike John Dashwood, but her household was still impacted when the brothers had financial difficulties.

The 1971 miniseres provides examples of:

  • Dawson Casting: Joanna David and Ciaran Madden were both about 23 during filming playing 19 and 17 respectively.

The 1981 miniseres provides examples of:

  • Dawson Casting: Averted by Tracy Childs who was 17 during filming. Played straight by Irene Richard who was in her 20s.

The 2008 miniseres provides examples of:

  • Dawson Casting: Played straight with Hattie Morahan and Charity Wakefield, who were 26 and 24 respectively during filming. Averted by Lucy Boynton (Margaret Dashwood) who was actually 13.

Ang Lee's 1995 movie provides examples of:

  • AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: #70
  • Dawson Casting: Averted. Kate Winslet was still in her teens, and Emma Thompson's character was given an Age Lift.
  • Enforced Method Acting: The scene where Willoughby and Marianne shock the villagers with his wild driving was enhanced by Greg Wise's actual inexperience handling a carriage—he nearly knocked over the camera.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Emma Thompson was the head screenwriter for the film, for which she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
  • Playing Against Type: Alan Rickman finally got to play a romantic hero as Colonel Brandon.
  • Romance on the Set: Emma Thompson and Greg Wise (who played Willoughby) met during the shooting of this film. They have been married since 2003 and have two children together, a daughter born in 1999 and a son adopted in 2003.