One of my favorite ways to employ when wasting time is searching out new period dramas. I probably can spend an hour on any given day doing this very thing on Amazon. (Never fear, I don’t do this daily, but I’m just putting it out there that I could.) But recently in an effort to help Silver Petticoat build up their period drama review archives I’ve been revisiting some of the oldie but goodies and re-watching them in consideration of writing a review.
My recent rewatch journey included the adaptations of Emma (I own three and have watched two of those three with the third version getting its review later this month). Today I reviewed BBCs 2009 adaptation that was more miniseries than film starring Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have “issues” with the miniseries and its lack of sophistication, but overall, I do adore this version. It’s more of a whimsical version, really. And as someone who appreciates individuality in cinema, I really, honestly do enjoy this take.
If you’d like to know more specifics or reasons behind my likes, dislikes and rambled fangirl thoughts on the romance, you can read the review* down below.
It’s been six years since I first sat down to watch BBC’s most recent adaptation of Emma. Ironically, that inaugural viewing was I believe, around the same time of year I sat down to watch it again this month. (In those six years since watching this adaptation, this is only my second viewing.) While a second viewing didn’t damper my appreciation or take away from the charm that is Jane Austen, there was a certain commentary of criticism running through my mind as everything unfolded. Continue Reading →
(*The ONE thing I was horribly remiss about and blanked on talking about in said review is the ball. Oh. My. Gosh. The vitally important dance between Emma and Knightley? It’s gorgeously choreographed and staged.)