Saturday, March 5, 2016

2016 Period Drama- February Recap and Questions

I haven't talked about the 2016 Period Drama too much on my blog yet... bad Lois! Anyways, I'm talking about it now. :) Be sure to go check it out HERE.
There are a few questions for us participants to answer for the end of February. There were some for January as well but I hadn't gotten around to watching or reviewing films at that points yet. :(

1. What period dramas did you view in February? 
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) and Vanity Fair (1998). Reviews linked. Both are good but Farm From the Madding Crowd is GREAT! :)
2. What is your favorite period drama musical? 
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for sure though I also love Singing in the Rain.
3. If you could order up an adaptation of your favorite classic book, what would it be and who would star? 
I want a good adaptation of Mansfield Park please! I've seen others say this before and I absolutely agree that Claire Foy (who played Amy Dorrit in Little Dorrit) could totally play Fanny Price.
4. If you could be a famous royal from history, who would you be and why? 
Lady Jane Grey (also known as the nine day queen). This is mostly inspired by the book Coronation of Glory which is historical fiction but I pretend is historical. ;) Jane was dedicated to her faith and studied theology diligently in a time when theology was a man's business.
5. What period dramas are you looking forward to viewing in March 2016?
So many! I doubt I'll get to half of them but I'd love to. Here's my short list... I have a longer one but there are the ones I really want to get to. Some of them, as you will see, I'm in the midst of watching and others of them I have yet to watch and then still others I have watched before and want to watch again to review for this challenge. 
  • Lark Rise to Candleford- I'm about ready to start the fourth season and then once I finish it a review will come out for the whole series! 
  • Rebecca (1979)- Thank you Hamlette for turning me on to this one! I just finished it yesterday so I'll be reviewing it soon. 
  • Death Comes to Pemberly- I watched half of this last year and then stopped for various reasons... not really because I disliked it (though the casting of Elizabeth still irks me) but just because life happened. I want to get back to it at some point. 
  • Brooklyn- I've heard plenty of good things about this movie and I think it will be fun to watch. 
  • Gods and Generals and Gettysburg- I love the books and I need to get around to the movies! 
  • Testament of Youth- All of my period drama friends were raving about this one last year so I want to get it to it hopefully this year. 
  • Cinderella (2015)- Most all of my period drama friend rave about this one but then I hear more negative things about it from my cousins, with whom I tend to see eye to eye on movies. So I'm not really sure what I'm going to think of it when I get to it. 
  • Lorna Doone (2000)- My whole family is talking about how much we want to watch this movie. The struggle then is finding a time for us all to sit down and watch it together. I've always loved this movie and I'm looking forward to a rewatch. 
  • Little Women (1994)- So I've seen this once before years ago. I know most people hold this to be the definitive edition but I remember not being that crazy about it (sorry!). When I finished re-reading Little Women last year I went and looked up some clips from it (and other versions) on YouTube and I wasn't too impressed. However I'd like to watch the whole thing again and try not to be too judgmental. 
  • Cranford and Return to Cranford- I've seen Cranford before a few years back and I remember loving it but I haven't seen Return to Cranford yet. I'd like to watch them both with my little sister. 
I promised a short list so I'll stop there. It would be awesome if I could get all of these watched but we'll see what happens. :)

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  1. I adore that 1994 Little Women! It's my favorite movie! Not particularly faithful to the book though. :)

    1. Yeah, I'm kind of a book purist which is hard when watching book to movie adaptations.

  2. 1) Don't think I watched any period dramas during February.

    2) Les Miserables (2012) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1973).

    5) I usually try to watch Jesus Christ Superstar during Holy Week. I've also been getting the feeling it's about time to watch Les Miserables again. Will probably also try to watch a few episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot.

  3. AHHHHHH! You watched the Jeremy Brett Rebecca! ::Dances about with joy:: Off to read your review :-D


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