I've kind of been obsessed with EMMA these past couple weeks. I don't exactly know how it started, but all of a sudden I just had to watch every single movie attempt at the story.
And out of all of them, my favorite (by far) is the BBC adaptation. The story had room to breathe with four hours that it just couldn't get with only two. And to be honest, I preferred the acting in the BBC version. Gwyneth Paltrow, though I'm sure a good actress, just didn't seem to capture Emma the same way the actress from the BBC version did (sorry, not good with names).
And Clueless? Well, it was a cute way to take the story, but I'd forgotten just how much of the Valley Girl dialect those actors put into the whole thing. Too. Much.
Mr. Knightly was the only character that was portrayed equally well in all versions of EMMA. I don't think that character is in any way capable of NOT capturing our hearts, though. *swoon*
So, for your enjoyment, I now present you with one of many of the "fight" scenes between Emma and Mr. Knightly in the BBC adaptation of EMMA:
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