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01 February 2010 @ 05:55 pm
Emma 2009 drinking game  
Last night, as I wondered idly whether the next bit of Emma 2009 would begin with Mr. Knightley walking someplace--and then it did--I decided that there should be an Emma 2009 drinking game.

You may, of course, substitute tea.

To begin:
--Take a drink if any actor has been in another period piece or novel adaptation. (Tea is looking like a much better option now, isn't it?)
--Take a drink if Christina Cole is playing the catty blonde.
--Take two drinks if two actors have been in the same production (like Romola Garai and Jodhi May, who were both in Daniel Deronda).
--Take three drinks if any two actors have played the same character.

--Take a drink if there is a shot of Mr. Knightley walking somewhere.

--Take a drink if Romola Garai makes the wide eyes. (I pity you if you are actually drinking alcohol. Unless "plastered" is what you're going for.)

--Take a drink if there is a flashback or an imagined sequence.

--Take a drink if you actually recognize text from the novel.

I did enjoy the second outing more than the first: I thought the ball was very well done, and I liked the quiet scene between Emma and Mr. Knightley, in which Emma hits upon the idea of Box Hill. Also, Frank Churchill is a jerk. I recognize that this is common knowledge, but it still needs to be said, if only to relieve my feelings.
litlover12 on February 1st, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
An Austen tea-drinking game! I like it! :-) Can we take a drink every time a blonde woman shows up with bunches of curls framing her face? For the life of me I can't understand why they had to make Harriet and Mrs. Elton look so much alike, in coloring and hairstyle. I'm bad enough at remembering faces as it is!

The ball was well done, but why did Emma have to be laughing the entire time?
tempestsarekind: world in peril? have some teatempestsarekind on February 2nd, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
If you like, sure! It is rather odd that they have such similar hairstyles, now that you mention it.

I think that laughing is just what this Emma does.
Constant Reader: darcy - uncontrollably excitedskirmish_of_wit on February 2nd, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
I haven't seen Part 2 yet! It is recorded and waiting, though. I'll have to brew a big pot of tea before sitting down to watch. :)
tempestsarekind: elizabeth bennet is amusedtempestsarekind on February 2nd, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
I figure it's a no-lose situation: if nothing else, you will have had tea!