Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

DVD - 1999
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Bringing Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility to the screen was a labor of love for writer/actress Emma Thompson. Featuring the complete award-winning script, Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay & Diaries also showcases Thompson's unreserved, often hilarious diaries that capture the unique experience of making this film. Her rare and personal perspective makes this an irresistible book for students of film and Austen devotees, as well as for everyone who loved this extraordinary movie.

This Newmarket Shooting Script(R) Book includes: The complete screenplay Emma Thompson's diaries written during the film's productionIntroduction by producer Lindsay Doran More than 50 photos, including stills, cast photos, and behind-the-scenes shotsFull cast and crew credits

Publisher: Culver City : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999.
ISBN: 9780800141660
0800141660
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Sense
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in Portuguese and Spanish with Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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mrb1987
Aug 17, 2020

this is a great jane Austin movie. hugh grant's performances was amazing kate winslet and emma Thompson were unbelieveable and alan Rickman was so different role than he was in die hard francise.he was great rip.alan Rickman he was the best.

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EvanSchoenfeld
Jun 03, 2020

Whether or not you can be thrilled by a plot that pivots on whether two spinsters marry, incredibly engaging. Writer Emma Thompson plays Elinor superbly. A torrent of visually gorgeous historical detail from start to finish. Be aware that they forgot the obligatory sex scene, otherwise it has everything but fighting. Well, no screaming confrontations either. Perhaps not for everyone.

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indi
Jan 29, 2020

Great acting, authentic period costumes, and of course, a great story as Jane Austen was a great writer.

esmom1 Dec 21, 2019

Emma Thompson! Kate Winslet! Alan Rickman Yes! This is the first adaptation of a Jane Austen book I ever saw and this has been one of my all time favorite movies since. I love everything there is about this movie; the cast, the way it was produced and shot. Gorgeous! it is my go to when I need a little pick me up!

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jazpur
Nov 20, 2019

With a cast like this, and Ang Lee's superb direction of Emma Thompson's screen play, such a film could only be a delight that does full justice to Jane Austen's novel. The costumes and the scenery are magnificent.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 29, 2018

Actress Emma Thompson spent five years writing the script for this film adaptation of a Jane Austin novel. Emma Thompson then stars in this tale of a young woman thinking she has found a suitable mate, who for some unknown reason disappears from her life. Thomson's character is quite stoic about her loss, yet we see signs of crushing sadness. This seeming act of betrayal and loss seems to occur with other young women. This is often a pattern for young British women of her class and her century.

SPPL_Violet Mar 21, 2018

This adaptation has a special place in my heart. Emma Thompson is a kween.

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SPPL_Anna
Mar 14, 2018

What a beautiful adaptation! Emma Thompson wrote a lovely script and the acting is wonderful. And anything that let Alan Rickman be heroic is good in my book. This is also the one movie where I find Hugh Grant truly tolerable.

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nawchem
Feb 27, 2018

I love this movie, so relaxing and romantic. The only negative was Hugh Grant, he seems to play so many characters the same; stammering and fluttering his eyes with a perpetually innocent look on his face. That probably works for him in real life but not in every single role he plays.

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LadySade
Nov 08, 2017

I did enjoy this movie even after reading the book. That's rare. Emma Thompson, although an excellent actress was clearly old in her role of Elinor Dashwood. Dashwood is a young woman between 19-21. Thompson was obviously in her mid thirties and could pass for beyond. Thankfully, her portrayal of the steady, practical Elinor helped to reconcile that. Miscasts were strewn all across this film but this was obviously the most glaring. I thought Kate Winslet performance early in her career embodied 'sensibility'. She gave a convincing performance as the blubbering, carefree, Marianne. I recommend this to fans of Austen who even after numerous disappointments, remain curious to see Hollywood's attempts at bringing classic Austen to the screen.

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Marianne-"I did speak. I said 'yes' and 'no.'"

"How did you find the silver? Was it all genuine?"

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Fanny: "...People always live forever when there is an annuity to be paid them."

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Mar 28, 2011

John Willoughby: Brandon is the sort of man everyone speaks well of, but no one remembers to talk to.

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Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.

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