Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Young Bluestockings Attend the Cinema: Emma in July!

Ah, July...when a young lady's thoughts turn to parasols and lace fans, gardens in bloom and dancing until dawn.

So what better month for us all to watch and discuss the 1996 movie of Jane Austen's beloved novel Emma?  It has all of the above, plus:

The younger Obi Wan Kenobi -- that is, Ewan McGregor, in a top hat!   

(These are not the cravats you are looking for....)

Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and Golden-Globe winner Toni Collette, before they were quite so famous or award-winning!  Oh, and they have the loveliest gowns and hair.

Jeremy Northam -- he may not be immensely famous, but once you see Emma, you'll remember his name.

So do what you can to get your hands on the 1996 movie version (the one starring Paltrow -- be careful, because there was a television version the same year, starring brunette Kate Beckinsale!  We're doing the blonde version.)  It's available through Netflix (DVD or Blu-ray, not streaming), Amazon DVD or instant video, and quite possibly at your local library.

Then watch it, store up all your opinions, and stop back in here on Tuesday, July 23, when we'll put on our own lace gloves, sip our tea, and share what we all thought of this Emma!

Please join us!


An Historical Lady said...

I have both films and quite honestly the one with Kate Beckinsale is WORLDS BETTER than the Gwyneth Paltrow version, which pales in comparison, and just can't hold a candle to the other film (in our opinion).

Have a wonderful time~

QNPoohBear said...

I agree about the Kate Beckinsale version. The Romola Garai version was good too. It's been a long time since I've seen the Gwyneth Paltrow version. I'm sure one of the libraries has it and can get it for me.