Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sense And Sensibility always makes me cry

I was flipping channels last night and Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility was playing on one of the movie channels. I caught about the last half hour. This is one of those films that I can't help to stop and watch when I catch it. This scene at the end makes me cry every time where Elinor (Emma Thompson), who has been so reserved the whole movie, breaks into loud sobs at hearing that her beloved Edward (Hugh Grant) is not married. I must have seen this part at least 15 or 20 times, and it just makes me weep every time I see it. That watery beaming smile she gives him when he proposes!

Emma Thompson wrote the Oscar winning screenplay to this film, one of my favorites of all time. Plus you've got Alan Rickman playing the romantic Col. Brandon. An interesting trivia note is that Emma Thompson met Greg Wise who played Willoughby during the making of this film, and they later married. Greg Wise reads more Austen on Carte Noire, too.

What movies do you always have to stop and watch when you see them on TV? What movies always make you cry?

1 comment:

  1. I will instantly dive into any Jane Austen movie when I'm flipping channels. Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, S & S, Persuasion . . . I love them all. I'm also a big sucker for classic rom coms - Sleepless in Seattle, Harry Met Sally, Hope Floats. Biggest tear jerkers - Stella Dallas (the original with Barbara Stanwyck) and Life is Beautiful (Italian w/ Eng subtitles).