Scene Breakdown: ‘Emma’ (2020) and the Showcase of Overwhelming Emotions

There are a lot of things Autumn de Wilde’s Emma gets right, and a few things that it doesn’t. (Namely, it’s length. As Austen’s longest book, if this film was a mini-series instead, goodness, it’d be sublime.) But where it continues to stand out apart from its stunning cinematography is the showcase of overwhelming emotions. In this adaptation, emotions are front and center—no one is shying away from them, and

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Scene Breakdown: Emma and Knightley Dance in Autumn de Wilde’s ‘Emma’ (2020)

It always starts with a dance. And we’ll always breakdown the importance of them in Regency, Austen-verse, period dramas. We broke down the ridiculous perfection behind Knightley being destroyed before, but today we’re here to talk about what triggered it. And the fact that beyond the detail that this version of Emma focuses on the approrpiately chaotic aspects of Austen’s remarkable novel, it isn’t without moments that are deeply, beautifully moving.  That

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