Most Romantic Moment #14
So first things first!
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So this year we are doing a return to form. We are ending our 14 days of romantic moments with a Jane Austen film. In 2013 we did Northanger Abbey, in 2014 Persuasion, and this year I decided to do Sense & Sensibility (in honor again for the late Alan Rickman).
So I have been reviewing the book Sense and Sensibility; piece by piece; but in case you haven’t been following me or don’t know the story I’ll do a brief recap.
The elder Dashwood sisters are nothing alike. Elinor is the eldest; reserved, quiet, thinking, sensible, and thoughtful. Marianne is the middle daughter; outspoken, feeling, emotional, impulsive, and doesn’t always think things through. They live with their mother and younger sister.
Everything changes when their father dies and the estate passes to their half-brother. They are left with very little fortune and forced to move away. Before they leave they encounter Edward Ferrars, their brother-in-law, and Elinor falls for him, yet chooses not to act on her feelings.
In their new home; their kindly but meddling neighbors try to marry off the girls. They set their sights on uniting one of the girls with Colonel Brandon. Colonel Brandon falls for Marianne, but the constant meddling has Marianne completely turned off.
Instead she falls for he handsome and dashing Mr. Willoughby; but is he everything that he seems?
Will the girls find their true paths? Is Mr. Willoughby really a romantic hero? What is better sense? Or sensibility?
Most Romantic Moment: Please Don’t Stay Away Long
So my favorite romantic moment from Sense & Sensibility comes at the very end of the film. Willoughby has dumped Marianne without a word and has married another to keep his rich lifestyle. Marianne and Elinor left the city as soon as they discovered this, but Marianne was suffering from a broken heart.
As they journey home, they make a quick stop at a friend’s place; which just so happens to not be too far away from Willoughby’s. Marianne tries to walk there in a rainstorm, being saved by Colonel Brandon.
However, she is taken deathly ill and almost dies. She recovers and spends a lot of time with Colonel Brandon. He loves to read the same things as her, loves music, etc. As they spend more and more time together, Marianne realizes that she loves Colonel Brandon.
So my favorite romantic moment comes after one of their reading events. Marianne wants to spend time together the next day, but Colonel Brandon has to go away. Marianne tells him:
Marianne: [to Colonel Brandon] You will not stay away long.
I know some may feel like really? But to me I love it and feel it is so romantic because it is only a few words, but in that Marianne is able to share her feelings and let Colonel Brandon know how much she loves him. And when Colonel Brandon hears them and recognizes the sentiment behind the words, his whole face lights up.
Sooooo cute! I just love it. 🙂
So that ends Romance is in the Air: Part IV. I hope you enjoyed it. It was very different this year as I added in some TV episodes and reviewed a few films most wouldn’t consider romantic. But all in all I had a great time writing these and I hoped you enjoyed reading them.
Romantic Moment #1: I Can’t Pretend, I Have to Be: Casual Sex? (1988)
Romantic Moment #4: I Want to Be Your Ideal Man: Grease (1978)
Romantic Moment #6: Even Though I’m Furious With You, I Still Love You: War Room (2015)
Romantic Moment #8: I’d Lay Down My Life for You: Pocahontas (1995)
Romantic Moment #10: I’m Putting You First: How to Steal a Million (1966)
Romantic Moment #11: I Want to Understand You: North & South (2004)
Romantic Moment #12: You Were Right, Let’s Get Married: Psycho (1960)
Romantic Moment #13: I’m Okay With Waiting: Fateful, Awkward (2011)
For more on Colonel Brandon, go to A Man of Great Worth and Respectability
For more on Marianne Dashwood, go to Waiter, There’s Some Disney in My Jane Austen
For more on Sense and Sensibility, go to Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: Super Bowl 50