St Mary’s Church in South Devon, built in the 1490’s by Sir Richard de Pomeroy, is one of the surviving English parish churches that is over 500 years old.
It features in the final scene of Sense and sensibility during the wedding of Marianne and Colonel Brandon.
Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant: great cast for a beautiful film! ❤️
Lunchtime. Long rehearsal with Imogen Stubbs as Lucy, in the scene where Edward comes in and finds her with Elinor. There are eighteen setups. It will take two days. […] Very difficult scene and all a little tired but good concentration nonetheless. Four people in a room, each with entirely different motives and reactions to the same situation… – Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility Diaries)
I personally prefer the scene where Marianne, Margaret and Mrs Dashwood, all crying retire to their own rooms off the same landing and Elinor stands still with Marianne’s cup of tea in her hand, then she sits on the stairs and drinks tea.
The scene is both hilarious and desperate and I love it.
Sense and sensibility was released on this day 25 years ago.
Sense and sensibility 🎬
Let’s examine in this case the clothes worn to shoot the last scene of Sense and sensibility, taking place outside the church.
Elinor and Edward attend Brandon and Marianne’s wedding ceremony: she wears a gown with a long train, with burgundy velvet inserts and a bonnet decorated with ribbon and flowers.
Edward wears an elegant black suit embellished with velvet buttons on the coat and a dark hat.
I found the photos online, looking through this blog.
… during the scene where colonel Brandon approaches the Dashwood sisters on horseback, many takes were ruined by the horse’s flatulence?
Maybe because of the Devonshire grass, the horse farted and anyhow the actors were forced to shoot the scene. Eventually the disturbing noises were edited out of the soundtrack later.
… in order to achieve the curly-haired look of Elinor Dashwood, Emma spent two hours a day with the stage hairdresser?
Her hair were put in pin curls using her natural hair to get the hairstyle we see in the movie Sense and Sensibility.