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: Mr. Knightley Lies Down on the Floor in ‘Emma’ (2020)

Autumn de Wilde’s Emma is riveting and ridiculously fun in a number of ways, including its addictive soundtrack, but we’re here to break down one of my favorite scenes all throughout the stunning film that is full of them. (We’ll have more in-depth ones than these, but this one, this one’s purely joyous.)  Knightley exasperated and lying on the floor is the biggest freaking mood in this entire film, and we may

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