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Sunday, October 31

Jane Austen Movie Throwdown

Curious readers: 199 years and one day ago, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility was published. Oh, joy!  Last week we featured Marianne Dashwood walking in the rain in two film adaptations (Kate Winslet won hands down). This week we ask you: "Which man carried Marianne in his arms in a most romantic way?Willoughby or Colonel Brandon?" Let the votes begin!

Greg Wise as Mr. Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility 1995

Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility 1995

Dominic Cooper as Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility 2008
David Morrisey as Colonel Brandon on his wedding day in Sense and Sensibility 2008
Who carried Marianne Dashwood in the most romantic way?
Greg Wise as Willoughby
Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon
Dominic Cooper as Willoughy
David Morrisey as Colonel Brandon free polls


Silvia said...

Alan Rickman/Colonel Brandon forever! I always read your blog, congratulations! Greetings from Italy (sorry if my English is not perfect!).


Vic said...

Thank you, Sylvia. Yes, Alan Rickman's Colonel Brandon was unforgettable, wasn't he?

Silvia said...

I do not think there could be a Colonel Brandon better than him! Fall in love at first sight!


Jenny at Red House said...

What!! how can you not go weak at the knees over Greg Wise?

Connie Onnie said...

Last February while visiting London my friends and I went and saw a play after I hear my friends saying look, look it is Snap. I asked who snape was but when I saw Alan Rickman I said oh you mean Colonel Brandon.
I think Greg Wise definitely did it the most effortless & knight in shining armor type of way. But there is just so much love & tenderness in the way Alan Rickman did it that he won my vote.

Giulia said...

Forever & always: Alan Rickman

Enid Wilson said...

Dominic Cooper looked like he had problem carrying Marianne.

I voted for Greg Wise. Was he a Colonel?

My Darcy Mutates

Jeannette said...

How cruel to force me to choose between Alan Rickman and Greg Wise. Greg Wise wins romantic, but Alan Rickman wins most moving.

Nonna Beach said...

Alan Rickman...I love it when he says " Give me an occupation, or I shall run mad " His tortured love and passion was awesome in his portrayal of Col. Brandon !

Vic said...

Enid, You are right! Like Jane Austen, I need an editor and proofer to keep me honest. A writer is always at a disadvantage when relying upon their own eyes, and not a set of fresh ones. Thank you for pointing that out.

It is Mr. Willoughby, indeed! I did not see the mistake with clear eyes until I returned to read the post a full day after writing it.