Sense and Sensibility and Miss Austen Regrets (2007)
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Sense and Sensibility (2008) (DblDVD)
Audio commentaries Interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies Photo galleryAudio commentaries Interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies Photo galleryAudio commentaries Interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies Photo galleryAudio commentaries Interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies Photo galleryAudio commentaries Interviews with producer Anne Pivcevic and writer Andrew Davies Photo gallery --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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What was really nice about this version was that it covered in more detail and more faithfully some areas of the book that were altered or cropped out of the 1995 Hollywood version for time constraints (like anything with Mrs. Ferrars and Sir John's wife and kids). That said, it did have some alterations and minor additions of its own (some I liked, some I was iffy about) but overall came out feeling a little more like the book. If you could mush the previous version and this version together, you'd have the ultimate Sense and Sensibility, with nothing left wanting.
Cast-wise, think I enjoyed the Dashwood sisters a little more in this one because they were more age appropriate. While Emma Thompson did a wonderful job as Elinor in the previous version, she was much too old for the part and seemed closer to 40 than 20. In this one, Hattie Morahan pulls off Elinor wonderfully, but she is much more believable in age and therefore I have a hard time remembering Emma Thompson when I watch this. Kate Winslet and Charity Wakefield are equally good Mariannes.
The only real casting disappointments were Willoughby (he was creepy rather than charming and dashing) and Colonel Brandon (David Morrissey is a fine actor but just can't touch Alan Rickman's previous performance).Read more ›
It moved at a slower pace, allowing the watcher to become more familiar with the characters. The scenery was beautiful and the casting was excellent. I am not familiar with the majority of the cast, but they all did a wonderful job.
For those who are looking for a clean wholesome movie to purchase, I recommend this movie. There is a short love scene at the very beginning, but that is all :-)
The 1995 version is also worth watching too!
Persuasion, was in one word: wonderful. I was pretty impressed with the casting. This version to Persuasion by far my favorite!
The extra tv movie:Miss Austen Regrets was very interesting as well. I think for the quality and price, this is box set that any Jane Austen fan would love!
While it is fairly true to Jane Austen's original story, it's a decidedly modern interpretation and there have been a lot of liberties taken with the characters and the dialogue. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, and does allow greater acceptance by modern audiences, but if you want a version that's faithful to the book, this isn't it.
I found Hattie Morahan and Charity Wakefield, as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, both believable and faithful to the original characters. In particular, I liked the way they handled the differing outlooks, different temperaments and completely different appearances without ever seeming to be other than sisters. You could believe that they might be related. The youngest sister, Margaret, was cute and funny but not at all similar to the original -- which my teenaged daughters found highly amusing, but which I found rather jarring because you know Jane Austen would never have written a character like that. If that doesn't bother you, then you don't have to worry.
The male leads were more of a mixed bag. Dan Stevens is charming, kind and wonderfully good-looking as Edward Ferrars -- which is fine if you don't mind that Jane Austen wrote him as shy, awkward and diffident. But he's very nice to look at and did portray the honourable gentleman in a cleft stick of his own making very well. However, I couldn't believe Domenic Cooper as the dashing, romantic but ultimately selfish Willoughby at all. For a start, he looks like the kind of person you really don't want to meet on a dark night in the sleazy part of town -- drug dealer, yes; Byron-esque hero, no.Read more ›
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I really liked Sense and Sensibility. I liked the characters ages being more accurate than the more current one with Kate Winslet. I also liked that it was longer. Read morePublished 7 months ago by kat kazakoff
Loved it! The 2 series as well as the packaging of the DVD itself. Great collector's item, the cover for the DVD case has a slight, almost velvet finish to it and the case opens up... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Shaima Islam