Betty Duffy

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Do Not Speak...

I'm watching Masterpiece Theater.

Little did I know, I could pick up online the premier of Emma that I sacrificed to my husband's viewing of the NFL playoffs Sunday night.

Featuring Sick Boy as Mr. Knightly!

The sun is shining!

Again, tomorrow!

...and then perhaps Cranford?


Kimberlie said...

I don't know who this "sick boy" persona is, but when I saw it I said, "Oh yummy, it's Edmund!" As in from the movie version of Mansfield Park. I am so happy I found this version of Emma. I, unfortunately, had three children that would not cooperate and stay in bed, so my viewing pleasure was interrupted on more than one occasion. ;)

Melanie B said...

Wow never made the connection between Sick Boy and Edmund. That would have changed my experience of Mansfield Park a bit.

This Heavenly Life said...

I can't speak...I'm too excited to go watch this online. I was ready for bed at 11P Sunday night when this suddenly came on. I kept my eyes open for as long as possible...but caved before Mr. Elton's wife was revealed...and to I go.

And I don't know about sick boy either, but I really liked how he was playing Mr. Knightly. Who am I kidding...I liked all of it.

MoiraElizabeth said...

For those of you who can't stand the's quite good! My husband and I watched it on YouTube. (Yes, I married a real man - one who likes Jane Austin!)
The one thing I didn't like is that Frank Churchill puts his head on Emma's lap in a public setting. In those days, I don't believe that would even have been thinkable in public.
Otherwise, I loved it. I even liked this Mr. Knightly better than Jeremy Northam, which is saying a lot. The music in particular is truly beautiful!

BettyDuffy said...

Part II on Youtube? I'm there.

Sickboy was from Trainspotting. Probably good if you don't know who he is.

I think this production of Emma is fantastic. I love Gwynneth, but she was almost too nice. Romola Garai does sucha good job of being handsome, clever, rich, and calculatedly cruel at times.

And I like what Johnny Lee Miller is doing with KNightly--just a bit more happy go lucky than Northam.

I was fascinated by the set as well as the music, and how the blue room coordinated so well with Emma's yellow dress when she's unveiling her portrait of Mrs. Smith. I wanted to freeze the frame and just soak it in.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that Jane called him "Knightley", though he is very knightly, which is not at all the same thing as cavalier, funny that.