Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Is there any felicity in the world superior to this?

Have I mentioned Sense and Sensibility lately? If not, forgive me for the lapse.

I just wanted to show off my autographed copy of the screenplay, which was written by the brilliant Emma Thompson. I haven't taken very good care of it. In fact, it's been thumbed through like a pay telephone book. There's even a small, cigarette scorch mark. Ack. Let's just say I believe in using things.



At the top left, we have Tom Wilkinson, who played the father of the Dashwood girls (for about 30 seconds at the beginning of the film); just above the title, my beloved Kate Winslet (Marianne Dashwood); in the center, Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood); below that, the talented Alan Rickman (Col. Brandon); and then from left to right - James Fleet (John Dashwood), Hugh Grant (Edward Ferrars), and Emma Thompson (Elinor Dashwood).

If my house were on fire, I do believe I'd run back in for this.

16 comments:

Dorrie said...

get a fireproof safe... just for that!

countrygirl005 said...

How/Where did you get it?

theredhead said...

That is so cool! I love that movie. :D

LERMONTOV said...

Very cool indeed

MauritaMason said...

Rachel, I'd love to tell you the story about how I spent the evening with the entire cast at a pub in London. How Kate Winslet and I shared a smoke outside, and she inadvertently brushed up against the script with her cigarette, leaving the scorch mark on the cover. How I had to almost tackle Hugh Grant to get him to sign it for me, but Alan Rickman was more than willing. And Emma and I talked about writing all night.

But, alas, I can't tell you that story, because I bought it on eBay for about 50 bucks.

countrygirl005 said...

I figured if you had a cool story about it you would have shared. Wouldn't that be cool though!

It's still neat that you have it though!

Halcyon Grace said...

Is that the story the auctioneer gave you when selling it?

MauritaMason said...

No, I made that up all by myself!

Traytable said...

Ilove that book & the movie!

becomingkate said...

Cool!
I think you should go with the pub story.

Steve said...

You should've written on it, above Alan's name, trying to mimic his handwriting...."MM...thanks for a great night! Love,"

MauritaMason said...

Steve, good call!

TT said...

Hi there!

wildstorm said...

That is an excellent story and I'd run back in for it!

Linda S. Socha said...

Maurita...You are such a hoot. Love the Ebay for 50...What better place to purchase memories...Let me think...What do I most want as a memory.....MMMM...well there is something to be said for the pub story.....
Love your post!
Linda

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