TCM 31 Days of Oscar
I’ve challenged myself to watch a movie every day from Turner Classic Movie channel’s 31 Days of Oscar. I’ll be focusing on the movies I haven’t watched yet, with maybe just a few movies I’ve already seen.
Here is my 30th day and movie of my challenge to TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar.
(Rewatching) Sense and Sensibility
9 out of 10 All Stars
1995 Historical Romance film. Based on Jane Austen‘s book. Starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Robert Hardy, Greg Wise, Harriet Walter, James Fleet and Hugh Laurie.
The 360° Game: starts off with Torpedo Run starring Robert Hardy, and he was in Since and Sensibility with Emma Tompson who was in the next film, The Remains of the Day.
And the Oscar goes to… Won Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Emma Thompson.
And the Oscar did not go to… Nominated for 7 awards. Best Picture: Lindsay Doran. Best Actress in a Leading Role: Emma Thompson. Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet. Best Cinematography: Michael Coulter. Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan And John Bright. Best Music, Original Dramatic Score: Patrick Doyle.
My Short Synopsis: The Dashwood sisters find love and friends in the 19th century.
A note before I start watching this. And why I chose this movie… Rewatch. And I’ve been rereading a Jane Austen book too.
My Thoughts: When I first saw this when it was released I wasn’t too thrilled about Alan Rickman playing Colonel Brandon. I still had him pegged as the bad guys like Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1991 Robin Hood movie and Hans Guber in 1988 Die Hard. It wasn’t until his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies that I liked Alan Rickman. So now after liking the guy, I’ve actually liked him as Brandon now.
As for the movie now. Well my favorite is Marianne because of Kate Winslet. I really thought she should’ve won for Best Supporting Actress but oh well. I think that Emma Thompson did an astounding job at writing this screenplay. She really is a talented person. As for the cast, well I love every single one of them now. They all did a great job I thought. And I think this is my favorite Jane Austen adaptation now. Tops.
The Play by Play Thoughts…
A man’s promise do his dying father. 1500£ with 100£ a month down to 20£ a month or here and there. And this first impression of the of John and Fanny Dashwood. Fanny is a pretty rotten woman here isn’t she?
Marianne and her mournful piano playing. And the Dinner with their cousin John Dashwood. Kate Winslet at the piano, did she really play and sing these tunes? I don’t care, I still really liked these scenes.
Elinor Dashwood: “Marianne, can you play something else? Mamma has been weeping since breakfast.”
[Elinor exits; Marianne switches to a dirge]
Elinor: [from the other room] “I meant something LESS mournful, dearest.”
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