10/01/2010

Sense and Sensibility


I finally indulged myself. After listening to the music for the past few weeks, I finally watched Sense and Sensibility again. I love that movie. I think it is almost perfect. The writing. The acting. The music. The costumes. The cinematography. I can quote most of the lines, even after not watching it for a while.

I think much of the reason I love this story is the interplay between Elinor (Emma Thompson) and Marianne (Kate Winslet.) I can see myself in both of them. I can be the incurable romantic. Self-centered, impulsive, running on emotion. I can also be the practical one. Taking care of others, downplaying expectations, concealing the depth of my emotions. Yes, I’m both extremes warring in one body. I will admit that the older I get, the less I resemble Marianne. Which is good. And yet, even Elinor learns the value in acknowledging her feelings. A lesson I do well to remember.

If you haven’t ever seen this version of Jane Austen’s classic novel, or if you haven’t watched it recently, indulge yourself. And let me know whom you identify with most!



6 comments:

Just Plain Tired said...

Hmmmmm.... I'm assuming chick flick here. Which isn't a bad thing, but not at the top of my viewing wish list. (Yeah, I know, typical guy here.)

Steena Holmes said...

That is the perfect movie to watch today! Thanks for the reminder!

Anne Mateer said...

Yes, Just Plain Tired, a chick flick.

Glad to help, Steena!

Patti Lacy said...

We are peas in a pod on this one!
LOVE IT!!!!

Blessings, dear one!!
Miss this place BAD!!

Patti

Rose said...

Hey,

I have never heard of this movie before, and thank you, i will be watching it now.



Rose

Anne Mateer said...

I hope you like it, Rose. Be sure to watch the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet version!