I haven't seen the movie for quite awhile but I enjoyed it a lot. I saw it before ever reading the book. I liked all the alterations they made to it as well. Fanny was a much more likeable herione in the movie - but Edmund was still boring! The parts about the scandal to do with the slaves were good too, although I thought it was weird that she just kind of found out about it and then it never came up again (or so I remember).
I've been terrible with this discussion, but to be honest I've already forgotten a lot of the detail of the book.
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde.
Post by zeldafitzgerald on Jun 21, 2008 9:10:42 GMT -5
I saw the movie before reading the book as well. I saw it a while ago too, so I couldn't quite remember what happened. I remember thinking while I was reading the book that the movie adaptation was much different though. I want to re-watch it now so that I can compare.
I finally finished the book. I do not think the book needed to be as long. I may have liked it a lot better if it was the length of Persuasion. I was happy she ended up with Edmund, but it was still very weird. And not just because he was her cousin, the main reason I found it weird was that it was supposed to be romantic that while he was nursing a broken heart he just suddenly thought, "hey, you'll do."
Fanny's character grew on me quite a bit though. And I liked that Sir Thomas ended up being a noble character too. Even Lady Bertram became pretty nice at the end. (And I love that she has pugs )