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One more rant. It become de rigueur in historical films to dress dowagers in the richly made, old fashioned clothes of their younger years (think of Violet, the dowager countess in Downton Abbey and Judith Dench as Lady Catherine de Bourgh in this film). We canada goose outlet in uk get that. My mom still wears serviceable but outdated clothes from the 1980s, but can there be any excuse for dressing Miss Bingley in a nightgown for the Netherfield Ball and arranging her hair in a 1960 updo?

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Like Emma, Cher is motherless. Whereas Emma mama died a natural death, Cher mom died from the complications of liposuction on a plastic surgeon table. Both Cher and Emma are rich, bored, and meddlesome. Cher babies her father, much as Emma caters to Mr. Woodhouse. In Clueless, Cher father, a lawyer, is more dynamic than Mr. Woodhouse. One senses that he tolerates Cher mothering more than needs it. The love between them is palpable, and Cher kindness to one and all is genuine and sweet. These traits save her shallow character.

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Clueless has the same energy, sense of fun, and satiric take on human foibles as Jane Austen Juvenilia. I wonder if Amy Heckerling, having lumbered through all 400+ pages of Emma, turned to Jane juvenile stories for inspiration? They are filled with zany plots and joie de vivre. I wonder if she decided to meld the boisterous tone of Jane youthful stories with the more layered and complex plot ofEmma. Meld? I think not. I think Amy gleefully tossed Emma subtext aside in favor of a bit of fun.

I am curious, gentle readers, about your take on both films. Do you agree or disagree with my assessments? Please let me know.

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