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The Sense and Sensibility: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film. Vividly described by the producer, Lindsay Doran, in her Introduction, the process has taken fifteen years to come to fruition.
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The script took her five years to complete. It is unusual for an actress to write a screenplay. It is even more unusual that she should also publish a detailed domestic account of the making of the film in sesy she played a leading role.
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Have Seeking a sexy truck Holbeton ever seen her dance? Have you heard her speak French? The six half-hours consisted of a series of comic skits starring Emma, Ken, and a number of Emma's family and friends. My husband Rodney Kemerer and I found 12 ourselves glued to it every week. Emma had told us that the British press, in their infinite wisdom, had dismissed the entire series, but we found it hilarious.
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