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Sense and Sensibility by Emma Thompson
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May 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: journal-epistolary, non-fiction, plays-screenplays-scripts, classic, owned-books
Read in June, 2009 — I own a copy

In this fabulous book, we are given Ms. Thompson’s marvelous adaptation of Austen’s novel as well as her own funny, dry and pointed commentaries about the filming process including dealing with female troubles, the occasionally uncooperative weather and babies who refused to cry on cue.

The color photos are lovely and the book is also graced by black-and-white photos of the main actors and actresses involved. In the British acting tradition, actors and actresses are often classically trained and wind up performing with the same group of people repeatedly over the years. This easy camaraderie is apparent in Ms. Thompson’s personal entries and those who have been following her career will recognize the famous names and faces from other movies.

For anyone who adores film acting or simply wants insight into this film that won Ms. Thompson the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, this book is a must-have.

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