anonymous asked:

Just curious-- what makes the 2009 Emma adaptation a work of art?

*cracks knuckles* *pulls out color coded binder* I’m so glad you asked.

I’ve seen a lot of Emma adaptations: Clueless, Emma (1996), Aisha, the other BBC series (the one with Kate Beckinsdale and Mark Strong), Emma Approved, and of course, the 2009 BBC Miniseries. The 2009 version is my favorite, it always has been, and it always will be. Most of that comes down to characterization, but it is also about the way it captures Austen’s story magnificently though language, set design, costuming, and music.

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AK: Telling other people what they need, fixing them when they don’t need to be fixed, hm. Who does that sound like?
EW: Alex Knightley, do not say what I think you’re going to say.
AK: Oh I’m going to say it.
EW: Don’t you dare.
AK: She is doing to Jane what you did to Harriet. She’s exactly like you!