The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film
Back in print for Jane Austen and film book fans, featuring Emma Thompson's Oscar®-winning shooting script and her "fascinating journal of making the film." —Jack Kroll, Newsweek. The landmark film, nominated for seven Academy Awards®, appearing on more than 100 top-ten lists across America, and... show more
Back in print for Jane Austen and film book fans, featuring Emma Thompson's Oscar®-winning shooting script and her "fascinating journal of making the film." —Jack Kroll, Newsweek. The landmark film, nominated for seven Academy Awards®, appearing on more than 100 top-ten lists across America, and grossing more than $125 million worldwide—remains as vibrant and true to Jane Austen as anyone could have imagined. Here is the complete, award-winning script, over 50 photos, the complete credits, and Thompson's unreserved, often hilarious diaries from the earliest meetings in January 1995 to the wrap party in July, detailing the everyday triumphs and setbacks of what it's like to work with a cast and crew of 120, offering a candid self-portrait as well as insightful glimpses of fellow actors Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, and acclaimed director Ang Lee. 50 b/w photos.
Publish date: August 30th 2002
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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When Emma Thompson was approached with the suggestion to write a screenplay based on Jane Austen's first novel Sense and Sensibility (1811), she was somewhat doubtful because, as she explains on the DVD's commentary track, she felt that other Austen works, like the more expressive Emma and Persuasio...
All things Austen for me, thanks! I haven't read many re-do's or sequels that I've enjoyed as much as the originals, though. And Emma Thompson did a phenomenal job adapting this book to the screen!
This is the shooting script by Emma Thompson for the Ang Lee film of Sense and Sensibility as well as her diaries recounting the making of the film. Five stars for "amazing" as Goodreads would have it? For me yes. Of course, it helps if you are 1) A Jane Austen fan check 2) A fan of this film adapta...
Because Emma Thompson is even more clever and delightful than you think she could possibly be.
Thompson brings the charm to her adaptation, and includes little amusing asides.