Thursday, March 3, 2016

Period Drama Challenge February Tag Questions!



It's February already and I've actually reviewed 4 movies for this challenge. I didn't know I had it in me. The February link-up list and tag questions is now posted here on Miss Laurie's blog, Old Fashioned Charm. Head on over there and see what everyone else has watched and reviewed through the month of February.

And now on to the tag questions that Miss Laurie gave her participants!

 February Tag Questions: 
(Answer here in the comments or on your blog)

1. What period dramas did you view in February?

I only watched and reviewed 2 and neither of them turned out to be on my original list! How very bizarre! But anyway, I watched Ladyhawke (1985) which is one of my favorite movies of all time and then Risen (2016), which is a newer favorite movie. Both are terrific, as my reviews testify.

2. What is your favorite period drama musical?

Up until recently I would have said Hello, Dolly! (1969) with Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, but I've since discovered the 2003 version of The Music Man with Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Broderick, which has now one-upped my one-time favorite!

Broderick and Chenoweth from The Music Man (2003)


3. If you could order up an adaptation of your favorite classic book, what would it be and who would star?

I LOVE The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald. Just love it. And I would give almost anything to see it in live action. They did make an animated movie back in 1991, but I'm afraid it was pretty terrible, something I didn't realize until I grew up. Since the lead characters are children, I'm not sure who I would want to cast, but I do know I would love Judi Dench as Irene's nurse and possibly Helen Mirren as her great-great-great-great grandmother (insert a few more greats).


4. If you could be a famous royal from history, who would you be and why?

Probably Queen Victoria because she actually lived a long and fairly happy life. I have a biography of her at home right now, actually, that I'm quite interested in reading.

5. What period dramas are you looking forward to viewing in March 2016?

Okay, so my list of movies to review is now in constant flux for this challenge. I've been listening to the Audible audio book of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn performed BRILLIANTLY by Elijah Wood and so now I'm fighting the urge to watch The Adventures of Huck Finn movie from 1993 that also starred a very young, very adorable Elijah Wood in the leading role.

So the above movie definitely, and then anything else that might happen to come my way.
Elijah Wood and Courtney B. Vance in The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

5 comments:

  1. I really need to watch The Music Man ;)

    And The Princess and the Goblin is SUCH a good book! Just yes.

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  2. Hee hee, I have had that happen so much -- fully intend to watch a specific set of movies in the coming month, and then I get derailed by something totally different and never get around to the movies I meant to watch. I'd meant to watch By the Light of the Silvery Moon and On Moonlight Bay last time around and never did them, and I want to do them again this time, but I have been swept off my feet by Alan Ladd and may watch nothing but his movies for the foreseeable future, so... who knows.

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    1. I think it's not a bad idea to not plan what we're going to watch for these dramas, like you. It allows for more creativity in what we choose to watch and that's probably a very good thing. That way we don't feel obligated to watch something when the heart just isn't in it.

      I can't say I've seen many of Alan Ladd's films, but his name is veeeeeeery familiar. I believe I Love Lucy mentioned him a time or two.

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    2. It's funny, because I am Very Devoted to Plans. But when it comes to books and movies, I also have to be in the right mood/state of mind when I start them or else they feel like homework and I resent them. Weird, huh?

      Lucy probably did mention Alan Ladd because he was Big Stuff back in the '50s. I read somewhere recently that he was the #1 male movie star whose face on the cover sold magazines in the 50s, or something to that effect.

      Stay tuned to my Soliloquy and you'll soon know more about more Alan Ladd movies than you had ever imagined existed, lol.

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