Sense and Sensibility (1995) short review

Another favorite film of mine.  Emma Thompson’s adaptation of Austen’s book is hands down one of the best I’ve ever seen.  Really sad, touching, romantic, bittersweet story of two sisters and their families and loves.  And NO, it’s NOT about Elinor Dashwood learning to express her emotions — it’s about Marianne Dashwood learning to moderate hers!  Kate Winslet is RIVETING as Marianne, Emma Thompson really nails the feeling of Elinor (even if the role was rewritten to make Elinor older) — and the rest of the cast is fabulous too.  Great costumes set in the 1790s — adapted a bit for a modern audience in that the skirts aren’t quite as full as they could be, but still beautiful and an interesting look at a period that most films skip over.  Love the hats!


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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