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Emma. [2020] (1 disc)

Director:Autumn de Wilde
Writer:Eleanor Catton
Composer:David Schweitzer
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Length:124 minutes
(2 hours 4 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:87%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.

Reaction: A fair adaptation. Not my favorite version of this story, though it has its own charms.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Autumn de Wilde => Director
Eleanor Catton => Writer
David Schweitzer => Composer
Isobel Waller-Bridge => Composer
Jane Austen => Novel
Amber Anderson => Jane Fairfax
Anna Francolini => Mrs. Goddard
Anya Taylor-Joy => Emma Woodhouse
Bill Nighy => Mr. Woodhouse
Callum Turner => Frank Churchhill
Chloe Pirrie => Isabella Knightley
Connor Swindells => Robert Martin
Esther Coles => Mrs. Cox
Gemma Whelan => Mrs. Weston / Miss Taylor
Johnny Flynn => Mr. Knightley
Josh O'Connor => Mr. Elton
Lucy Briers => Mrs. Reynolds
Mia Goth => Harriet Smith
Miranda Hart => Miss Bates
Myra McFadyen => Mrs. Bates
Oliver Chris => John Knightley
Rupert Graves => Mr. Weston
Tanya Reynolds => Mrs. Elton

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The film's title unconventionally has a period at the end. The director has stated in multiple interviews it is to signify the movie as a "period piece" set in the original era.
  • Neither Emma nor Mr. Knightley are wearing gloves during their dance together while all the other characters dancing are gloved. Director Autumn de Wilde has said that she wanted them to have bare hands. She cleared it with the film's etiquette expert and was allowed to do that because the characters had just eaten dinner where they would have removed their gloves. It added to the sexual tension between Emma and Mr. Knightley during that last dance.
  • All of the music performances in the film are real, played by the actors in character. None are staged.
  • When Mr. Knightley asks Emma to marry him, Emma gets a nosebleed. Director Autumn de Wilde often gets nosebleeds herself and spoke to screenwriter Eleanor Catton about including one in the script. There was originally a comedic scene of Harriet getting a nosebleed while trying to figure out a charade, and Mr Woodehouse having to be rushed out of the room so as not be exposed to the sight of blood. The nosebleed was later moved to the proposal scene. Coincidentally, actress Anya Taylor-Joy also gets nosebleeds and was able to get one on cue while filming. She described this as a favorite moment of the entire shoot and a "proud" moment for her.
  • Lucy Briers who plays Mrs Reynolds (one of Mr Knightley's servants) played Mary Bennet in the 1995 adaptation Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1995).
  • Feature film directorial debut by Autumn de Wilde.