Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sense and Sensibility 1995

I love this movie! Kate Winslet was perfect for the part of Marianne Dashwood.
It is the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, my favorite novel by Jane Austen. In case you aren't familiar with the story line, here's a summery from IMDb (here's the link):
"When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility." 

Here's my favorite scene:

Marianne is quoting Shakespere, Sonnet 116. Here is the full sonnet:

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. "

Have a nice Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Austen as well and I love this adaption. Marianne and Willoughby are unbelievably perfect. :)


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