Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sense and Sensibility (1981)

Sense and Sensibility (BBC, 1981)
Probably my favorite adaptation of this novel, I so enjoy the full script and principle actors. An older adaptation by very well done.


Summary: Offering equal measures of humor and drama, this magnificent remastered charming version of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. This delightful story tells of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a flirtation with a handsome scoundrel that could lead to her downfall. Through their experiences with men and their relationship with each other, they learn that neither sense nor sensibility alone is enough, but that one must strive for a balance of the two.

Script: Alexander Baron & Denis Constanduros
Directed by: Rodney Bennett
Produced by: Barry Letts
Length: Approximately 174 minutes
Release Date: 1 February 1981
Make Up Designers: Pauline Cox
Costume Designer: Dorothea Wallace
Original Music: Dudley Simpson

Cast:
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Irene Richard as Elinor Dashwood

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Tracey Childs as Marianne Dashwood

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Diana Fairfax as Mrs. Dashwood

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Peter Woodward as John Willoughby

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Robert Swann as Colonel Brandon

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Bosco Hogan as Edward Ferrars

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Peter Gale as John Dashwood

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Amanda Boxer as Fanny Dashwood

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Julia Chambers as Lucy Steele

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Pippa Sparkes as Ann Steele

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Annie Leon as Mrs. Jennings

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Hetty Baynes as Charlotte Palmer

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Mr. Palmer

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Donald Douglas as Sir John Middleton

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Marjorie Bland as Lady Middleton

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John Owens as Tom & Gina Rowe as Susan


Philip Bowen as Robert Ferrars

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Elizabeth Benson as Mrs. Wallis

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William Lawford as Clay

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Miss Sophia Grey

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Dr. Harris

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