"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sense and Silliness

[I deemed this rather pertinent to the Austen blog, and possibly enjoyable to my Janeite readers. From my LDS blog today]:

Day 80

While I love the movie as a whole, somehow in my first watching I missed how absolutely fantastic this scene of the new Emma is. Especially at 42 seconds. Priceless!!!!! (And when you break it down to the morals being discussed, yes. Mr. Knightley has every right to be making such a look!) Oh, and at 1 minute and 52 seconds--yeah. That part is great, too!

I love a book-turned-into-movie that is well done, with great acting, costuming, music, scenery, and more. But I especially love it when there is humor and oh-so-true to it all.

1 comment:

Sara Lyn said...

Too fun! I'm a big fan of those two parts, too. What a fantastic job by all of them!