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.
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.
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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.
… Emma and Hugh Grant kissed on the set of Sense and sensibility but the scene was eventually cut?
The film originally featured a scene with a kiss between Elinor and Edward but the tender scene in which the shy man almost asks permission to kiss her was deleted because it was felt to be inappropriate for Jane Austen’s time.
In fact in the movie there is no scene of kisses on the mouth, just kissing of hands and bows.
Kate Winslet, who appeared in Polanski’s Carnage in 2011 and in Allen’s Wonder Wheel in 2017, in a Vanity Fair interview admitted “I have to take responsibility for the fact that I worked with them both. I can’t turn back the clock. It’s like, what the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski? It’s unbelievable to me now how those men were held in such high regard, so widely in the film industry and for as long as they were. It’s fucking disgraceful”.
She is struggling with regrets over working with Allen and Polanski, both accused of sexual misconduct with minors.
Kate was Emma’s partner in the movie Sense and sensibility in which they played the roles of two sisters.
… 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.