Sense and Sensibility
First screened in December 1995 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Greg Wise, Emilie François, Elizabeth Spriggs, Robert Hardy, Imogen Stubbs, James Fleet, Harriet Walter, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Richard Lumsden, Tom Wilkinson, Oliver Ford Davies, Lone Vidahl. Screenplay: Emma Thompson (based on the novel by Jane Austen).

Twitter Capsule: Broader than Austen without dumbing her down. Robust with feeling, cleanly told, with some chilly draughts.

VOR:   Often mistaken as closer to Austen than it is: a credit to its narrative integrity and deft managing of tone. A model adaptation, as much for its artful modernizing as for its loyalties.



Photo © 1995 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Emma Thompson
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet
Best Adapted Screenplay: Emma Thompson
Best Cinematography: Michael Coulter
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan and John Bright
Best Original Score: Patrick Doyle

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Ang Lee
Best Actress (Drama): Emma Thompson
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet
Best Screenplay: Emma Thompson
Best Original Score: Patrick Doyle

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Picture)
Writers Guild Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Winslet)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director; Best Screenplay
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Thompson; also cited for Carrington)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Picture; Best Actress (Thompson); Best Supporting Actress (Winslet)

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