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Douglas McGrath

Emma

Edition 1996
120' - 1996 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Douglas McGrath Composer: Rachel Portman With: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi
England, early 19th century. This funny and timeless tale, based on Jane Austens novel of the same title, tells the story of Emma Woodhouse. Emma, handsome, clever and rich, has just married off her former governess to the long-widowed Mr. Weston. She befriends Harriet Smith, an orphan of dubious birth, whom she determines to pair off with the eligible vicar Mr. Elton. Harriet has already formed an attachment to Robert Martin, an honest farmer, but Emma convinces her that she can do better. When Robert proposes to Harriet, Emma bullies her into refusing him. Emma informs Mr. Knightley, an old family friend, of her romantic machinations. To her astonishment, Knightley angrily upbraids her for filling Harriet with ideas above her station.

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Credits

Director

Douglas McGrath

Composer

Rachel Portman

With

Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi

Scenario

Douglas McGrath

Director of Photography

Ian Wilson

Editor

Lesley Walker

Producer

Patrick Cassavetti, Steven Haft

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Emma" (Jane Austens)

Year

1996

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