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message 1: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Favourite moments from either the book or the adaptations?
(my opinions will follow :) )


message 2: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephanie-jo) | 111 comments When Emma finally realizes that Mr. Knightley is the one for her....even after everything she has done to disappoint him.


message 3: by Anna (last edited Sep 20, 2012 03:46PM) (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 139 comments In the Jonny Lee Miller adaptation when Mr. Knightley shows Emma the sea-side as a gift because she had never seen it before and so that's a very precious moment.


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne (cinderella16) | 115 comments The dance in the movie with Jonny Lee Miller. Oh, it gets me every time. (I like the end with the seaside too!)


message 5: by Irene (new)

Irene | 271 comments In the book I love the moment when Mr Knightley declares himself, it's sooooooo intense!

In the Gwynet Paltrow adaptation I love that scene in which Mr Knightley and Emma are outside The Crown:
Mr. Knightley: "Whom are you going to dance with?"

Emma: "With you if you will ask me."

Mr. Knightley: "Will you?" said he, offering his hand.

Emma: "Indeed I will. You have shown that you can dance, and you know that we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it at all improper."

Mr. Knightley: "Brother and sister! No indeed."

In the Kate Beckinsale adaptation I love the last scene, when Emma go to greet Harriet e Mr Martin and the guests are all astonishment.


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) I agree, the dance is lovely & also when he declares his feelings to her... I also like it when Harriet finally gets together with Robert Martin...


message 7: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "When Emma finally realizes that Mr. Knightley is the one for her....even after everything she has done to disappoint him."

That is like one of the best bits!

Anna wrote: "In the Jonny Lee Miller adaptation when Mr. Knightley shows Emma the sea-side as a gift because she had never seen it before and so that's a very precious moment."

LOVE IT! such a sweet and great honeymoon place!

I love how they are travelling along in the carriage and then they walk up to the clif top, then the camera zooms out... aww just so happy. You can tell they are going to be very happy!

Anne wrote: "The dance in the movie with Jonny Lee Miller. Oh, it gets me every time. (I like the end with the seaside too!)"

The dance is the best in the 09 version! So sweet and the music is great!
and that bit gets me everytime :')

Irene Aprile wrote: "In the book I love the moment when Mr Knightley declares himself, it's sooooooo intense!

In the Gwynet Paltrow adaptation I love that scene in which Mr Knightley and Emma are outside The Crown:
Mr..."


Yes! I LOVE that scene!
and the proposal is sooo intense!

Sarah Louise wrote: "I agree, the dance is lovely & also when he declares his feelings to her... I also like it when Harriet finally gets together with Robert Martin..."

They are so sweet those two! and always meant for each other!


message 8: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I love in the 09 when Emma collapses on her bed after meeting Mrs Elton and having her refer to Mr Knightley as Knightley and she is like
'I have known him all my life, and i don't even call him that!'
haha

in the 96 Paltrow I love when they are discussing her riddle books ...
'Emma, you didn't ask me to contribute a riddle'
'your whole personality is a riddle mr Knightley, I thought you over qualified'


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) Very good moments!

I also love Clueless... So much like Emma and yet so different. I watched it over & over when I was about 16.


message 10: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Never seen it. I'm weary of modern adaptations....


message 11: by Anne (new)

Anne (cinderella16) | 115 comments Soph wrote: "I love in the 09 when Emma collapses on her bed after meeting Mrs Elton and having her refer to Mr Knightley as Knightley and she is like
'I have known him all my life, and i don't even call him t..."


I love that scene too! It makes me laugh every time!


message 12: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments When it is announced that Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax and Harriet Smith and Robert Martin were formally engaged to be married/married.


message 13: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Love Harriet and Robert!!
Jane and Frank - can't like frank very much! He did too many things which crossed the line, so to speak, and went too far!!


message 14: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments What did he do that cross the line?


message 15: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
ok... well in my opinion...
- his secret engagment in the first place
- his use of Emma to help keep the engagment a secret
- his behaviour towards Emma in the presence of harriet, and generally, what if Emma had fallen for him?
- his teasing Harriet with Emma about Mr Dixon
i will stop there


message 16: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
i don't like men who mess with woman's hearts


message 17: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
oh, and his inattention to his family.
he kept saying to Mr Weston he would come and he didn't. he should have, especially when he married!


message 18: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments Well, I suspect Frank came to Highbury because of Jane. I agree he was not forthcoming to his biological dad.


The secret engagement did not bother me at all. What bothered me was his actions whilst engaged. To a certain extent Emma and George were engaged and Emma did not tell her father right away.

I agree that he should not have used Emma to keep his engagement a secret. Emma did fall for Frank, she said she loved him briefly, when he came by Hartfield (leaving after the two weeks) he came to tell Emma about Jane. However, he did not know how and Emma mistook that as a sign that he was in love with her. Now, had he conducted himself different, Emma may not have felt different.

I also do not like men who play with woman hearts and also woman who mingle in woman's hearts.


message 19: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I suppose it is the actions whist secretly engaged which make the secret engagement bad for me.

Yes. I think that was what did bother me the most was her involvement with Harriet and Robert.


message 20: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments Indeed. That was ticked me off the most.


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Louise Smith (sarahlouisesmith) I don't like Frank either. I can understand the inattentions to his father to an extent; this father sent him off at a young age, after all. But his treatment of Emma, flirting and gossiping about Jane, etc. doesn't make him very likeable when you find out the truth. I find it hard to understand why Jane Fairfax loves him... although I find her a little annoying too for some reason. Maybe because Emma dislikes her, I did too (although I'm not Emma's biggest fan either!) I think I need to read Emma again, it's not as fresh in my mind as the others.


message 22: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I agree Sarah :)
I can understand why Emma dislikes Jane - she was all Emma heard about through her childhood!
But good for her for trying to offer friendship later :)


message 23: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments Hands down - Knightley and Harriet's dance moment. Easy winner.

Second place - proposal scene, of course. ;)


message 24: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
He was such a gentleman when he asked her to dance!

and the proposal! 'If i loved you less I might be able to talk about it more.' aww


message 25: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca May | 561 comments *sniff* *sniff* It's so sweet! I need a hanky... :D


message 26: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
;)


message 27: by Louise Sparrow (new)

Louise Sparrow (louisex) | 262 comments I've always loved that line :D


message 28: by Anne (new)

Anne | 70 comments Knightley's proposal is so sweet!! I love it so much. Another one of my favourite moments is when he reads Frank Churchill's letter at the end and makes comments!! Priceless!


message 29: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Yes I know! Isn't the proposal so sweet!! And his comments about FC's letter is so funny!


message 30: by Anne (new)

Anne | 70 comments It is!! He must have been so hard on him too, to watch Emma and Frank constantly flirting! Lol ;P I loved the letter part! He was hilarious!


message 31: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Yes he would have been suffering too. Especially as he thought Emma was a little in love with Frank!


message 32: by Marcy (new)

Marcy (marshein) Sarah wrote: "Very good moments!

I also love Clueless... So much like Emma and yet so different. I watched it over & over when I was about 16."


I also love Clueless. I'm way older than 16 and I've seen it 3-4 times!


message 33: by Marcy (new)

Marcy (marshein) Soph wrote: "Never seen it. I'm weary of modern adaptations...."

Soph, you really ought to see Clueless. It's not just another adaptation; it's charming.


message 34: by Marcy (new)

Marcy (marshein) Soph wrote: "ok... well in my opinion...
- his secret engagment in the first place
- his use of Emma to help keep the engagment a secret
- his behaviour towards Emma in the presence of harriet, and generally, w..."


Agreed, especially about using Emma. What if she'd really fallen for him? Too much like contemporary bad male behavior!


message 35: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
I will put it on my list!

Yes Emma could have easily fallen for Frank!


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