<Sense and Sensibility>
As the best film Nomination and the Best Adapted Screenplay Winner for the sixty-eighth Oscar prize, <Sense and Sensibility> is the film that makes Ang Lee rise to fame in his early stage in fact. He expresses the elegance and reserve of English classical culture by his oriental forbear and sensibility, which is what he always strikes us mostly.
The two Dashwood’s sisters,the older called Elinor believes in reason first,while the younger named Marianne embraces emotional supremacy. After their father’s death,they have to move to a cottage to save money because of losing inheritance. They both meet their love in destiny and both manage hard. When Elinor can’t be together with her Edward Ferrars,she puts family in the first place and leaves herself suffer alone. But when Marianne faces her love,she is so enthusiastic and fearless that nothing can distract her.
Marianne is innocent and her infatuation is wrong. Edward has an ridiculous engagement,and Elinor thinks that she can’t make him broke his promise. But fortunately,Edward doesn’t get married at last and he goes back to his Elinor. Marianne,as well,accepts the one who loves her really eventually.
Marianne is still the girl who loves piano, Sonnet,and always recites with full of emotion,but gets mature finally. When Edward appears in front of Elinor,and tells her that his heart always will be hers,she just breaks out with tears. Always calm Elinor,who keeps calm even when her sister is critically ill,is now choking with sobs.
This compromise is Jane Austen’s answer to deal with sense and sensibility.
It reminds me about ,a TV serials of BBC. Sherlock is genius,but with an ‘anti-social personality’ to some degree, redeemed by the warmth and constancy of John’s friendship. He changed from a consult detective who only puts things in brain that are really useful to a vivid man owning his family and friends and choosing to sacrifice himself when they are threatened. Steven Moffat creates to give us a complete Sherlock Holmes, to let us see his whole growth.
At last,I’d like to express my love to Sonnet 116,the one that Marianne recites to her lover:
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken