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Emma [DVD] [1972] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000244F64
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 537,009 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This delightful offering was made in 1972 - right in the middle of what plenty of people remember as a golden age for Classic Drama on telly.

This adaptation of EMMA is no exception. It's one of the finest pieces of work of its kind. Yes, it's studio-based - but it's none the worse for that. For a start, the sound is better!

Please remember that television drama was described at the time as 'electronic theatre, not poor man's cinema'. Technical resources may have changed in 40 years, but think of the resources on offer here: stunning costume, well-designed and beautifully lit sets, superb actors who not only look but sound good, delicious writing that captures so well the essence of this lovely book - I'd rather see this a dozen times than an overpolished piece of slick location filming where all you end up with is pretty pictures of a supposedly 'all star cast'.

The problem for some people of course is the fact that the series is six whole episodes that are allowed to breathe - it's given time to develop. Be glad. Take the Woodhouses and the Knightlys and the Bateses and the Westons to your family bosom and let them take root and grow. There isn't a dull moment in this little gem.
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My wife and I enjoyed Doran Godwin in 'The Irish RM' so we thought she'd be good as Emma. I've noticed some reviews say she was too old for the part but she was actually 22 playing a 21 year old. It was directed in a traditional style so there wasn't a change of scene every 10 seconds, as is so often the case nowadays. The story was given time to develop and the cast had time to develop the characters they were playing. We enjoyed this version of 'Emma' - we watched the instalments over several weeks and we were quite sad when it came to the end.
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Some reviewers have said the actors are too old. In fact Emma, played wonderfully by Doran Goodwin, was 21 when the series was filmed, (hardly too old). Mr. Knightley is also perfectly cast. He comes over as a man of great wisdom and intuition and is attractive for more than just his physiognomy. The perfect casting is for Emma's father. He is wonderfully neurotic in his timidity. But the real plaudits for casting of the perfect actor for each role must go to Mr. Elton and his appalling wife. They are truly frightful people. However, there is no pantomime in their performance, it is measured and totally convincing. It is the casting of this series that maks it such a strong production.

Yes, the theme tune is grating and could have been more subtle and the exterior shots are obviously a little grany due to the period it was filmed (1971), however, the sets are beautiful and pretty impressive for the period.

What is most important is the depth that is afforded to Miss Austen's novel. It stays faithful to the novel throughout. This is the best dramatisation of Emma by a long shot.
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First, despite it being an old 1972 BBC production, the film quality was a lot better than other BBC 1970/80s Austen productions. Colours were bright and fresh.

The problem is with the two leading characters, Mr Knightly and Emma. It's true that Mr Knightly is supposed to be an older gentleman but he still needs to be handsome and debonair for the whole character to work. His costume was wholly unflattering showing his belly through his elasticated trousers. This Mr Knightly was too stuffy.

Emma was too stiff throughout the whole performance. The whole point of the character was that even though she made the most awful mistakes with her "know it all" attitude and meddled in other's lives, her character remains loved due to her charismatic personality and natural charm. The climax to the drama comes when Emma goes too far, insulting poor Mrs Bates and even her charm doesn't save her this time from Mr Knightly's justified anger. Mr Knightly takes her to task as only he can and it is at this point that Emma finally appreciates how much she respects him and dare she admit?, has strong feelings for him. Unfortunately my wife and I found this Emma lacking in that essential charm that she needs to pull off the character so that when she started trying to manipulate the lives of people around her, she simply appeared shamefully mean with no redeeming features.

Romantic chemistry between the two characters was non existent. In the book, Mr Knightly desperately wishes that Emma would not treat him like an older brother and see his true feelings for her. Ironically, this Mr Knightly behaves throughout as if he actually wants to be her older brother!
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Funny isn't it. The very reason why most people didn't like this version of Emma, is the reason why I loved it. OK, so John Carson was 50ish when he played Mr Knightly, but still the dutiful but caring man came through. The part of Emma was a bit clipped, but still well acted, and the "minor characters" were excellent. This version of Mr Woodhouse is the best I have seen. Don't be put off by other comments. Give it a go.
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This BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's delightful novel of the same title, was a correct and faithful adaptation as far as plot is concerned and quite leisurely, it has six episodes, but all in all it was not quite the thing.

This is mainly due to the actress, playing the main charcter Emma, herself: Doran Godwin. She is not a bad actress but she just couldn't catch Emma's vivacity, energy and liveliness and warm heart - she was too sedate, pretending to be too superior and sometimes she was cold and .... a tad old to play a 21-year-old young girl. No matter how much I tried I could not like her and could not get involved in what would happen to her in the course of the series. Things changed slightly for the better in the latter episodes, she turned into a more positive character, but only because the excellent Fiona Walker as Mrs Elton appeared on scene. She was absolutely brilliant as the vulgar, upstart wife of the vicar Mr Elton, she provoked an instant dislike in the audience with her pretentious "airs and graces". It was only opposed to her that Emma seems a more positive character. With her own means, D. Godwin couldn't make it, which is a great pity, for despite her numerous faults Emma IS a very likeable character in the book, just as JA herself intended her to be (and we can see this both in the Beckinsale and Paltrow version).

There were other actors that did not fit the part they were made to play. Ellen Dryden, as Mrs Weston and John Carson as Mr Knightely were way too old for their part and Robert East as Frank Churchill was slimy and his I-have-so-many-teeth smile made me cringe whenever I saw it and it happened quite often.

On the other hand, Donald Eccles as Mr Woodhouse was great, just like Timothy Peters in the role of Mr Elton.
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