Spinoff: What is your favorite period piece?

hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
Mine is "Sense and Sensibility" with Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet, and Emma Thompson.

I'll be adding your favorites to my netflix queue.
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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    PBS has been running all of Jane Austen's novel/movies on PBS the past month (mind you its the ones by BBC not Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma (etc.)

    Sense and Sensbility started last night... I really like it!!!

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  • shellynotshellynot Posts: 1,140Registered Users
    Oh i LOVE period pieces!!! I do love the new pride an prejudice. But the one i've watched over and over and over again is Tuck Everlasting. The acting's not that good and it's based on a children's book, but i absolutely LOVE it.

    Also, Anne of Green Gables <3

    I've recorded all the PBS jane austen movies but haven't watched them yet haha
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  • LilahLilah Posts: 916Registered Users
    Oooh good thread--- I love period pieces!

    A & E's Pride and Prejudice is definitely my favorite, but I also love all the other Jane Austen's too (Sense and Sensibility, Emma...)

    Anne of Green Gables too!
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  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 2,467Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I also like Little Women (Winona Ryder one) from 1995.. I think

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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    Memoirs of a Geisha. I liked the book more, but the movie was still good. It's really pretty.
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    John Adams despite overacting by Giamatti.
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    Gone with the Wind! One of my all time favorite movies.

    I also love the Jane Austen series, I'm really enjoying the new Sense and Sensibility and I loved Emma with Kate Beckinsale. The new Pride and Prejudice I haven't seen but I just can't see it eclipsing Colin Firth.

    I just watched Anne of Green Gables this weekend!

    I also love Dangerous Beauty, 1776, and well I'm just a sucker for a period piece really.
  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    I'll have to watch Dangerous Beauty.

    Anybody seen Portrait of a Lady (John Malkovich) or Dangerous Liasons.
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    hopetocurl wrote: »
    I'll have to watch Dangerous Beauty.

    Anybody seen Portrait of a Lady (John Malkovich) or Dangerous Liasons.

    Dangerous Beauty. Great movie about a girl in Venice whose mother trains her to be a courtesan so that she can be with the man she loves because she doesn't come from a wealthy family. Great stuff.
  • UsodaUsoda Posts: 918Registered Users
    I love period films and have several favorites:


    Room With A View

    Remains of the Day

    Howard's End

    Apocalypto

    Sleepy Hollow

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Gladiator

    Ever After

    Doctor Zhivago

    The Illusionist

    The Piano

    Marie Antoinette

    The English Patient

    Pan's Labyrinth

    The Cider House Rules

    Good Night and Good Luck

    The Best of Youth

    Seabiscuit

    Mrs. Miniver
  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    I was a bit dissapointed with The Cider House Rules. I think probably because it is such an amazing book and one of my favorites that I was sad to see so much changed (mainly in relation to the ending). It was really well acted and at least they got the coast right. I know that John Irving had to make some sacrifices for the sake of format and at least he was the one making them not some random screenwriter unlike whoever butchered A Prayer for Owen Meany into Simon Birch.

    I almost forgot about Rob Roy and Circle of Friends and Oklahoma!
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Room with a View is the first thing that came to my mind, but Dangerous Liaisons is also fantastic!
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  • March HareMarch Hare Posts: 104Registered Users
    The 1951 version of A Christmas Carol "Scrooge" starring Alastair Sims. It may sound trite, but it seems most "Scrooge"-related movies seem show the same hair styles and costumes and such over the whole period of Scrooge's life. Other movies tend to forget that the actual period of the story takes place across 50+ years or so, from the 1790s or so to the 1850s-1860s, so when Scrooge was young fashion and hair styles would have been quite different since pre-Victorian fashion was a bit more flamboyant than the more modest Victorian era. It also makes an interesting subtle social commentary about the rise of the Industrial Revolution and the formation of Big Business and Capitalism, and its dehumanizing effects of the time.
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