The Complete Jane Austen on PBS: “Sense & Sensibility” (Part 1)

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I think this adaptation is going VERY well- I REALLY like the scenery and Col. Brandon (David Morrissey)!  The Dashwoods are (quite literally) removed from their grand house to face the effects of wind, rain, and sea in this production.  The mother is a MUCH stronger character in this film, partly because of the GREAT acting/stature of Janet McTeer (who brought much-needed humor to the dark Wuthering Heights several yrs back).  The cast is very young (as they should be according to the book).  Willoughby gets a scene where he gets to show his sadness/vulnerability before leaving for London (as his aunt wanted).  Can’t wait for the second episode…

Click below to see some cool behind-the-scenes stuff!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/senseandsensibility/index.html

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