That’s right, Emma 4’s U.S. debut is nearly upon us, ocurring on PBS between January 24 – February 7, 2010! Check here to confirm your local PBS station schedule.
WGBH’s official Emma site is chock full of interesting bits and bobs, including an audio slideshow, an interview with show writer Sandy Welch, a character quiz, and more! From January 25 – March 9, 2010, the miniseries itself will also be available to stream directly via the Masterpiece Classic Emma site.
The BBC and distributor Warner Home Video have announced that the 4-part 2009 mini-series, Jane Austen’s Emma, will arrive on DVD this February 9th. The 2-disc set running 240 minutes will cost $34.98 SRP, and include 3 bonus Featurettes and an Interview:
Emma’s Mr. Woodhouse – interview with Michael Gambon
But I don’t have time to deal with site redesigns right now. /nonsequitur. You may have noticed that Storied is gone. The initial wave of interest dissipated, and I decided I didn’t want to deal with constant Joomla and plugin updates if nobody was actively using the site.
He’s 36, people. And Mr. Knightley, according to Miss Austen, is “a sensible man of about seven or eight-and-thirty.” Further, Dude’s a very youthful 37 or 38:
“His tall, firm, upright figure, among the bulky forms and stooping shoulders of the elderly men, was such as Emma felt must draw everybody’s eyes; and, excepting her own partner [Frank], there was not one among the whole row of young men who could be compared with him. He moved a few steps nearer, and those few steps were enough to prove how gentlemanlike a manner, with what natural grace, he must have danced, would he but take the trouble.” (At the Crown In Ball.)
I first published this review in October of 2009 when Emma aired on the BBC, so some of the links and broadcast references will be out of date.
I apologize for lagging on the latest updates, but I’m pretty sure I’m only inconveniencing maybe three people, all of whom have actually watched the adaptation already. Industry, patience, blah blah blah. ANYWAY.
My initial enthusiasm for this adaptation has not only returned, it has been surpassed. Episode one showed promise, episode two was a teense off-putting, episode three brought the excitement back, and episode four hit the ball out of the park!
I haven’t bothered with the screencaps yet, but I will say that the latest BBC Emma installment really picked up the pace. Busy weekend means I can’t update properly just yet, but on Monday or Tuesday I’ll be back with a vengeance. Two episodes in one blow!