Sense and Sensibility will have its second airing on PBS Masterpiece Classic tonight at 9 PM EST. For those who prefer not to watch the Super Bowl, this film provides a fine alternative viewing. Click here for my review, Sense and Sensibility Makes Sense for the Most Part. Click below to view the trailer for Part One:
I have since added more images from this adaptation to my collection.
The opening scene was a bit confusing. Who was making love and why? Does not this actress resemble Hattie Morahan?
The Dashwoods lived in a grand house when Mr. Dashwood unexpectedly died.
Poor Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor and Marianne were still in deep mourning when ...
. . . John and Fanny Dashwood (who was suitably creepy and mean), showed up with very little notice.
Fanny deserved to eat this unappetizing fish ...
... and to wear this terrible hairdo.
Edward was handsomer than expected ...
and so was Colonel Brandon.
In fact, both were more attractive than Willoughby, which is not what Jane Austen intended.
Sir John Middleton ...
... had quite a handsome family. We see them in so few movie adaptations.
Mrs. Jennings was as vulgar and effusive as ever.
Barton Cottage was quite a comedown from Norland Park.
But the Dashwood ladies managed to make the best of the situation.
Stay tuned for more images next week … at this link.