February Tag Questions:
(Note: these are for Miss Laurie's Period Drama Film Challenge, which you can enter here.)
1. What period dramas did you view in February?
It wasn't a big movie month this time around, but let's see...
I Dream of Jeanie (1952)
Judge Priest (1934)
A few scenes my sister was watching from the 1971 BBC Persuasion mini-series...
And (of course), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005).
2. What is your favorite period drama musical?
The Music Man (2003) with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth. I also like Anchors Aweigh (1945), Singin' in the Rain, and the live 2013 Sound of Music quite well.
3. If you could order up an adaptation of your favorite classic book, what would it be and who would star?
Well... besides Gaskell's N&S (which in itself is darker compared to some others) and all of Austen's books, my favorite classics are more along the lines of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and Conrad's Heart of Darkness, of which I'm not positive I want to see films ;), so we'll go with something else. Again, it's not my very favoritest book of all time, but a Little Women mini-series (taking time to go into more things and particularly expanding on Amy's adventures as well) would be most interesting. I've thought of Roger Hamley (with a beard) from Wives and Daughters for Mr. Bhaer and I think Keira Knightley could make an excellent Jo.
4. If you could be a famous royal from history, who would you be and why?
From everything I've read thus far -- life and character-wise -- I think May of Teck (i.e. Queen Mary of England) would be tremendously intriguing.
5. What period dramas are you looking forward to viewing in March 2016?
The 1940 Mark of Zorro. (For various sundry and exciting reasons... ;D)