Friday, June 10, 2016

Period Drama Challenge: April & May Tag Answers

(For Miss Laurie's Period Drama Challenge here.)

1. What period dramas did you view in April & May?

Let's see.... Among a couple more here and there, The Music Man 2003 (hoping to have a review coming soon! :)), parts of The Slipper and the Rose, Little Women 1978 (which I quite loved and can't wait to see again), Pride & Prejudice '95The Magic of Ordinary Days on a 'ladies afternoon' with a friend, and The Thin Man Goes Home.

2. Do you prefer to watch period dramas that have a happy ending or a bittersweet ending?

I prefer the ending to be thoroughly happy, but (thinking about it) I do love it when everything's tied together so well that the ending is tinged with echoes of all the deep places the characters have been. So that can lend itself to a thoughtful bitter sweetness at times.

3. What media forms do you prefer to use when watching period dramas (i.e. purchased DVDs, rented/borrowed DVDs, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu)?

At the moment I really like purchased dvd's, but I prefer viewing something before purchasing so I (generally) watch a given movie/tv series via the library first.

4. Which period drama character's wardrobe would you like to own?

Ohhh... slightly modified in a few areas, of course (i.e. the necklines), but at the moment I'll say Cinderella 2015.

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

Well I just watched Song of the Thin Man (#6 in the series and also starring Keenan Wynn) twice this month with different combinations of siblings and as I'd really been wanting to see that one I'm feeling pretty satisfied. :)

(FYI, these screencaps have all been colorized differently. The movie itself is b/w.)

And this one's not from the movie, but it's too fun not to put on. ;)

Tell me! Have you seen Song of the Thin Man? Or any of the others I mentioned?


  1. Cinderella's wardrobe!! Yes! She has such lovely dresses! :D

    Actually, I've never even heard of Song of the Thin Man. What's it about?

  2. I agree with you about the endings--sometimes you do WANT the ending to be just a little sad. I mean, you want the characters to end up satisfied and content, but at the same time, sometimes they just need to be a little sad/thoughtful as well (reflecting on all the places they've been, etc.) Depends on the story, I guess :-)

  3. I love the Thin Man movies! They're such fun. :)

  4. I just recently watched "The Slipper and the Rose" on youtube and loved it!! It was so sweet. :)

  5. I'm so glad you got to see Little Women 1978 at last! Isn't it delightful?

    I've only seen the first three Thin Man movies, but I bought the whole set last year, so I'm going to watch all of them in order one of these days.


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