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26 November 2009 @ 05:04 pm
For the Love of Period Films: a tribute to 8 brilliant period films  




If there's anything you must know about me and films, is that I am more likely to watch a boring and lousy film that is a period piece than any other kind of film. Because fuck reality, we all want to turn back time and take us back to an era where men (or at least the heroes in the films) didn't act like total dirtbags/douches/asses, were in touch with their feelings and professed their love for their leading women (or at least in the films), and the women wore huge skirts that cover their ass, wore corsets that shaped their waist (granted, it hurts, but Natalie Dormer said it shaped her waist beautifully!), and beautiful, beautiful dresses all around.

These eight films are some of my favorite films of all-time, and definitely my favorite period pieces. I think people may be disappointed with the number one film I've chosen because it's costumes and sets are not as lavish as some of the others on this list but having read up about the production of that said film, I happen to know that a lot of thought was put into creating and conceptualizing the costumes in the film. Also, it's my favorite film of all-time (tied with American Psycho).


HONORABLE MENTIONS: Gigi (1954), Atonement (2007), Little Women (1994), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Dangerous Liaisons (1993)

EIGHT.
MY FAIR LADY (1964)

Mrs. Higgins: However did you learn good manners with my son around?
Eliza Doolittle: It was very difficult. I should never have known how ladies and gentlemen really behaved, if it hadn't been for Colonel Pickering. He always showed what he thought and felt about me as if I were something better than a common flower girl. You see, Mrs. Higgins, apart from the things one can pick up, the difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated. I shall always be a common flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me like a common flower girl, and always will. But I know that I shall always be a lady to Colonel Pickering, because he always treats me like a lady, and always will.


Setting: Edwardian London, England, 1912
Direction: George Cukor
Art Direction: Sir Cecil Beaton (Academy Award win)
Costume Design: Sir Cecil Beaton (Academy Award win)


Sir Cecil Beaton rightfully won his Oscar for his designs worn by my bb Audrey Hepburn and the cast of My Fair Lady. The entire ensemble of costumes worn by Audrey are splendid and delicious examples of 19th century haute couture. The entire film, in terms of set and costume designs, brilliantly captures the different classes in 19th Century British society. My Fair Lady may not one of my top 3 Audrey Hepburn films but I've always loved it since it was my first ever Audrey film. The film still has its influence on fashion today--- Ralph Lauren's Spring '08 collection was no doubt inspired by the film (Blake Lively's Serena Van der Woodsen wears one of the dresses from the collection in the season one finale)








SEVEN.
THE DUCHESS (2008)


Charles Grey: Is it always like this?
Bess Foster: Well, as they say, the Duke of Devonshire must be the only man in England not in love with his wife.




Setting: 18th Century England
Direction: Saul Dibb
Art Direction: Karen Wakefield, Michael Carlin (Academy Award nomination)
Costume Design: Michael O' Connor (Academy Award win)


A truly well-deserved win. It is interesting to note that Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire was friends with Marie Antoinette, who will be appearing (as portrayed by Kirsten Dunst) later in this spam and they were both Queen of Fashion back in their day. I have to admit, I personally think that the costumes in the film may trump even Marie Antoinette, and Keira Knightley works the full skirt and corset to perfection. You can't blame her for wanting to take on more period films.







SIX.
THE YOUNG VICTORIA (2009)


Queen Victoria:I'm so sorry! I thought I was going to lose you!
Prince Albert: I don't think he was a very good shot.
Queen Victoria: Why did you do it? So stupid, why did you do it?
Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not.
Queen Victoria: You are not replaceable to me!
Prince Albert: Second, you're the only wife I've got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.



Setting: Victorian England of course!
Direction: Jean-Mark Vallee
Art Direction: Paul Inglis
Costume Design: Sandy Powell (shoo-in nomination and win hello)


Every year (or every few years) there's always that one period film that takes my breath away (not counting war films like Inglourious Basterds and Glorious 39, I'm sure Glorious 39 will be brilliant) and this year it was hands down, The Young Victoria. I'm a sucker for period films obviously and I had to see this. Also for the romance between Albert and Victoria which let me tell you, is bloody brilliant. Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend's chemistry are off the charts in this and they are so sincere and committed in their roles. Moving back to the costumes and stylization, this film hit all the right marks. The dresses in this film were obviously wonderful but sometimes I got a little distracted by the scene-stealers that were the bonnets.








FIVE.
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)


Katrina Van Tassel: I have shed my tears for Brom... and yet my heart is not broken. Do you think me wicked?
Ichabod Crane: No... but perhaps there is a little bit of witch in you, Katrina.
Katrina Van Tassel: Why do you say that?
Ichabod Crane: Because you have bewitched me.


(lol cheese)



Setting: Turn of the century (1799) New York City
Direction: Tim Burton
Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs, Peter Young (Academy Award win)
Costume Design:
Colleen Atwood (Academy Award nomination)

Sleepy Hollow is easily one of my favorite Burton films because it's classic Burton. Watching the film is like exploring his mind. And most importantly, it's such a brilliant period horror film. If you've read up about the production of this film, the style of the film was influenced by classic horror films by Hammer Productions (The Curse of Frankenstein, Christopher Lee's Dracula). The film does a fantastic job---- or Rick Heinricks for that matter, does a brilliant job in turning a town asleep into a town asleep with nightmares. Don't even get me started about the costumes--- Collen Atwood is a genius, plain and simple. Along with Sleepy Hollow, she's also crafted the costumes in Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, A Series of Unfortunate Events and My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade costumes, so you can probably say she's a genius with Gothic style (she won the academy award for Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha though).

Johnny's well-cut black suit, Christina's many costumes--- particularly the 2 striped dresses at the end of the film (the blue one during the chase scene and the one in which she arrives in New York in), and the amazing black and white dress which Miranda Richardson wears when she appears ~back from the dead~ in. Oh gosh. It's no wonder why this is one of my favorite films of all-time.









FOUR.
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (1993)


Ellen Olenska: I think we should look at reality, not dreams.
Newland Archer: I just want us to be together!
Ellen Olenska: I can't be your wife, Newland! Is it your idea that I should live with you as your mistress?
Newland Archer: I want... Somehow, I want to get away with you... and... and find a world where words like that don't exist!
Ellen Olenska: Oh, my dear - where is that country? Have you ever been there?



Setting: 1870s New York
Direction: Martin Scorsese
Art Direction: Speed Hopkins (Academy Award nomination)
Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci (Academy Award win)

This film, set during the Gilded Age in the United States is masterfully directed by Martin Scorsese who successfully brings out the essence, style, and values of the gilded rich in early 20th century New York, where class, status and decorum were everything. The costumes worn by Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder are spectacular representations of the era, and the men’s outfits are also stunning in their revival of the grace of men’s clothing during that period. Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, and Daniel Day-Lewis all cut striking figures in this film. This film, is perhaps, one of the most severely underrated period films--- and films of all-time. The Age of Innocence is one of my favorite novels and to see that the translation from book to film was so seamless and beautiful made me truly happy. To be honest, between The Aviator, Gangs of New York, and this, I really can't decide which is my favorite Scorsese film. (Because I know Scorsese has done some brilliant crime films, but my favorites will always be the period pieces)










THREE.
MOULIN ROUGE! (2001)



The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.



Setting: Paris, 1899
Direction: Baz Luhrmann
Art Direction: Catherine Martin and Brigitte Broch (Academy Award win)
Costume Design: Catherine Martin (Academy Award win)



Moulin Rouge taught me about showmanship in film. Because this film was a brilliant and complete visual spectacle. Everything in this film strives for perfection--- the beautiful, beautiful costumes (oh gosh that red dress!), the breathtaking direction, the overall stylization of the film. Just everything. What else can I say? I could watch this film over and over again and never get sick of it. A well-deserved win for Catherine Martin and honestly, it should have gotten the Academy Award win for Best Picture, psh.

Interesting tidbit:
Kate Winslet, Charlize Theron, Renée Zellweger, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Uma Thurman, Sharleen Spiteri, Courtney Love (yeah right) , Hilary Swank, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder, Patricia Arquette, Naomi Watts, Gwen Stefani, Kate Beckinsale, and Catherine Zeta-Jones were all contenders for the part of Satine; Nicole Kidman received the role.

Heath Ledger, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sam Worthington, Christian Bale, Justin Timberlake (lol ok) , Robbie Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Speedman, and Russell Crowe were all considered for the part of Christian; Ewan McGregor was chosen for the role.









TWO.
MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006)


Marie-Antoinette: This is ridiculous.
Comtesse de Noailles: This, Madame, is Versailles.




Setting: 18th Century Fance
Direction: Sofia Coppola
Art Direction: Pierre du Boisberranger
Costume Design: Milena Canonero (Academy Award win, DUH)

Sofia Coppola's direction breathes new life into what could have been a stuffy period piece (The Duchess and The Young Victoria very nearly veered into that direction) with this lively, vibrant take on France's most dazzling and tragic young Queen. The Academy Award win by Milena Canonero was a well deserved one, but it must be noted that Manolo Blahnik and Pompei made the shoes in the film, and Rochetti & Rochetti were in charge of the wigs--- those brilliant wigs! (Without those wigs, what would all these French nobility do?) This was a point in history where fashion had reached a point of ridiculous (but who cares). If you read up on French history--- or at least the costume bit, hairstyles were so elaborate entire scenes and landscapes were built into ladies' towering wigs (remember the ship in Kirsten's wig during her coronation/party) --- to the point where they had to stoop to enter a room (now this I would have loved to see!)









ONE.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)






Mr. Darcy: You must know... surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I'd scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.




Setting: Late 18th Century, rural England
Direction: Joe Wright
Art Direction: Ian Bailie
Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran (Academy Award nominated)



I've watched the making of of this film like a billion times, and the Pride & Prejudice set diaries as well and this film is so very dear to me. Along with Little Women, Pride & Prejudice was one of those books about women that my mother wanted me to read as a child and Joe Wright has done so much justice to the novel, along with the rest of the cast and crew.

If you pay close attention to the film--- you'll notice a marked difference in Darcy's wardrobe especially, as the film progresses. At the start of the film he wears very buttoned up, dark colors, and as he progresses on and his character develops, his clothes become less stiff, looser and freer. This is what Jacqueline Durran wanted to do with the costumes in the film. Set the characters apart with their costumes. With Jane Bennet, she gave the lovely Rosamund Pike soft, pastel colors, and for Lizzy, the down-to-earth one, warm, earthy tones to wear.

And let's not forget some of the truly panaromic/breathtaking and downright beautiful/stunning/flawless shots by Joe Wright. Bah, everything in this film is perfect--- score, sets, cast, everything.



Rupert Friend and Keira Knightley both make 2 appearances in this list, hee!
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b(ryana)morningslugger on November 26th, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
I'M HERE. I'M HERE. OKAY I HAVE TO GO READ THROUGH THIS NOW.
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)



lol I'm going to be using this gif a lot.
(no subject) - scandalouslyso on November 26th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Nazi Julie Andrews: Bright Star fieldbreakattiffanys on November 26th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
Can I just say-- I LOVE THIS SOOOOO MUCH! I'm absolutely a period movie junkie. I don't even care if the plot sucks; I'll just stare at the costumes and sets. I feel like one of the few people in the world who actually enjoys the tech/art portion of the Oscars and doesn't flip the channel until the big 5. To be honest, I found Marie Antoinette a little boring and vapid but I will still watch that movie over and over just for the costumes.

I love Pride and Prejudice cause the costumes aren't super extravagant like a Victorian era or 17th-18th century, but they're so simple yet effective. And honestly, they look the most comfortable out of all the period eras. I love what they did with Darcy's costumes too (loosening up)! Although I still always think of Colin Firth coming out of the pond..

Age of Innocence is one of my favorites too (I'm a huge Edith Wharton fan). I wish Martin Scorcese would venture into more feminine projects sometime.

And I agree, Moulin Rouge! (and Nicole) was totally robbed.
Natalie: & kirstenfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC)
SAME. I thought The Young Victoria was going to be like that--- it did hover dangerously on being boring but Rupert Friend and Emily Blunt held their own and really carried the film and I really enjoyed it.

I do too. I was so surprised by the way he did The Age of Innocence! And I loved that he produced The Young Victoria.

COMPLETELY
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cherry pie: Constantine; Inhale the cancermorlockiness on November 26th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
I love period pieces as well. Although it doesn't really go with your wonderfully romantic list, my favorite will always be Gangs of New York. ♥
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
I loved Gangs of New York! It's sad that it was robbed at the Oscars with the sitff competition of Chicago.
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b(ryana)morningslugger on November 26th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
THIS PICSPAM IS BREATHTAKING. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. OK, LIE, I DO KNOW. I LOVE THAT YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE IS AMERICAN PSYCHO. JUST...LOL.

IT'S BEEN SOMETIME SINCE I'VE SEEN THE DUCHESS. I'LL HAVE TO RE-WATCH. I'D FORGOTTEN HOW INCREDIBLE THE COSTUMES WERE. ESPECIALLY THE ONE WITH THE HOOD THING OR WHATEVER. KEIRA LOOKS INSANELY BEAUTIFUL THERE BTW.
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
I've always loved the fact that my 2 favorite films of all-time are American Psycho and Pride & Prejudice. So much conflict between those films.

The Duchess probably can get boring for some people. I know so many people who can't stand period films.

Keira is flawless. Corset or no corset, fighting pirates, whatever.
I LOVE THE STRIPED DRESS. THE ONE WITH THE UMBRELLA AND EVERYTHING.
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b(ryana)morningslugger on November 26th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
I'VE YET TO SEE THE YOUNG VICTORIA. I'LL HAVE TO SCOUR THE INTERNET FOR A DL.
if it is too good to be true, it is: Actor ; Alex Smirking YESsolookup on November 26th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
that's what I totally did :p /is downloading already
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a child dizzy on lemonade: being human  | george/anniefalsebeginnings on November 26th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
PRETTY.

I still need to check out The Age of Innocence so I can get my Daniel Day-Lewis fix. I love that man.
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
THANK YOUUUU

Oh you have to. I was so completely in love with him after watching this.
if it is too good to be true, it issolookup on November 26th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
I'm definitely going to take a look at The Young Victoria! I have never heard of the movie surprisingly.

UNF, the costumes are so amazing.
Natalie: & glee: cute handsfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
!!!!!!!
It's pretty spectacular! One of the more low-key but beautiful films this year.

I saw your above comment so good!
b(ryana)morningslugger on November 26th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
PRIDE & PREJUDICE. I ADORE THIS FILM. It always seems to put me at ease. And the performances (from everyone) are BRILLIANT.

I'll always have a soft spot for Marie Antoinette despite the fact that at moments it was rather dull. But Kirsten looks flawless, and the touches of the modern music, and the bright colors, and the lavish costumes more than made up for it.

THE AGE OF INNOCENCE IS WHEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH DDL. SO AMAZING.
Natalie: & glee: leafairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
SAAAAAMMMMMMMEE. IT AND CLUELESS. ALSO MARIE ANTOINETTE. IKR. I've never seen the Colin Firth version (I really should to see what all the fuss is about) but I thought Matthew MacFadyen was fantastic as Darcy.

That's true. But it felt like such a fun happy movie I can't really fault it. And the music! THE STROKES. JOY DIVISION. THAT I WANT CANDY SONG.

SAME. It was like I'd seen Gangs of New York and I knew he was a great actor but then I saw The Age of Innocence and I was like WOW, THIS GUY HAS REALLY PRETTY EYES.
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Angelachiroro on November 26th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness. Every single one of my favorite period films is featured in this picspam! I love this!

Mind if I add this to my memories? Its just so pretty and fantastic :)
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
Thanks!!!

Sure! And thank you again!
iamwhitelady: P&P | Sunriseiamwhitelady on November 26th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
Wonderful picspam!! ♥ I wanted to do a similar one, but lately almost all the picspams in picspammy have been about period films so I don't think I will xD

I love all the films you listed, except The Age of Innocence because I haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure I'll love it when I do.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ♥ ♥ I finished my annual re-read of the book yesterday, so I
have
to watch the film today.
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
I don't find that. I find that all the picspams lately have been about Disney.

You will! It's brilliant in all aspects. Direction, acting, sets, costumes.
LKlauraaakateee on November 26th, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
awww i love most of these! not a huge fan of marie antoinette but the sets and costumes were stunning

and yayyy my fair lady!! and sleepy hollow! and moulin rouge! those are some of my most favorite movies :)

and i reallyyy want to see the young victoria
Natalie: & audrey: tiffany'sfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
my favorite Hepburn is Sabrina but yes, those are some of my favorite films ever!
punkgirl2152punkgirl2152 on November 26th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
the clothes in all of these flims are stunning. whenever I watch these movies or ones like them I wish I could have all the outfits. I like your list. pretty cool
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Oh gosh IKR.
·: ( movie ) titanic: never letting you godelumieres on November 26th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
I... well... Ah! There's just so many pretty people, colours and costumes in one post I don't know where to begin.

I haven't seen The Young Victoria yet but I definitely will now. I loved that you included Sleepy Hollow in here too - one of my favourite films of all time.
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!!

Sleepy Hollow is brilliant. Tim Burton at one of his creative best.
bona fide sludgecicle man_fishda_ on November 26th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Period films are amazing! And while it would have been awesome if Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast in Moulin Rouge, I really just can't imagine anyone else but Ewan McGregor portraying Christian - he was just so perfect for the part. :D

Seriously amazing picspam!
Natalie: & hey joe: do you google yourself?fairchilds on November 26th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
You won't believe how many people actually can't stand period films!

Haha, I am a huge fan of JGL so I went a little nuts when I found out he was considered for the part but yes, Ewan was perfect as Christian.

Thank you so much!
make adjustments. go get it energized!: not a stop along the waymocca_fix_gold on November 26th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
So I haven't seen half of these (yes, it's sad) but OMG SO FUCKING PRETTY. I love how big and grand and intricate period films are. The costumes, the production design...everything is like dessert for the eyes. And IA, Moulin Rouge should have won Best Picture. I can't even remember which movie won that year.
Nataliefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
A BEAUTIFUL MIND WON. BOOOOOOOO.

noooooo you have to watch the ones you haven't seen--- which are they? every film in here is so sweet and romantic and fucking beautiful.

Dessert for the eyes. Yum. Now you're making me hungry.
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Heka: chuck: chuck/sarahheka_granger on November 26th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
That's amazing! I love "Pride and prejudice", "My fair lady", "Sleepy hollow" and "Moulin rouge"

And I want to watch "The young Victoria"...
Natalie: & emmafairchilds on November 26th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!

Oh you'll love it if you like period films. It's a lovely film.
yo gabba gabbaohnoshesbald on November 26th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
moulin rouge!
sun gladiator arihariboo on November 26th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
LOVELY.

P&P is my number one too, I love it so. Every shot in the film is just perfection. That last scene continues to own my heart in every which way. Also, The Young Victoria! I watched it this year and just fell in love with Emily Blunt's portrayal of her. Victoria and Alberts' relationship was so subtle but so beautiful. It completely made the movie to me, I could have just watched them for hours.

Natalie: & community: my lord and ladyfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

Emily Blunt was so wonderful in The Young Victoria.
bel1982 on November 26th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
I love this picspam! Pride & Prejudice is one of my all time favorite movies. Love Sleepy Hollow and Moulin Rouge too. I have to watch "The Duchess" and "The Young Victoria"
I would put "Gone with the Wind" on my list too.
Natalie: & gossip girl: bittersweet symphonyfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
berry_lane on November 26th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
*squees @ Pride & Prejudice, The Duchess, Moulin Rouge....squees at all of them really...*
Natalie: & glee: cute handsfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
haha!
VODKA! CONCENTRATE!ex_casillas593 on November 26th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
amazing picspam but may i just point out that in marie antoinette there's a take of her shoes in which a pair of soft-blue converses appear? you should have included a cap of that, just saying.
Natalie: & harry potter: wit beyond measurefairchilds on November 26th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
I know! I love that scene also because she wears these gorgeous blue tights. I wanted to but I had way too many caps already. You have no idea how hard it was to cut down all the caps. I practically wanted to spam the entire film of Marie Antoinette and P&P. It was so hard. :(
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salianka on November 26th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
Moulin Rouge! is my favourite film of all, it's so magical and beautiful, simply magnificent.

Great picspam but I can't agree with you about the number one. The BBC version from 1995 did it so much better. In my opinion, this film tells a whole diffrent story from the one I know and adore :( I love both Keira and Matthew, though.
Natalie: & bacallfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I have to check it out. I don't know, I thought it captured the story very well, but I suppose I'll have to watch the BBC version.
everyone's favourite magnum enthusiast: costume ; lol wickhamcurlybeach on November 26th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely gorgeous. There's some of my best loved films on here, and some I'm now desperate to see! It really demonstrates the work and effort that goes into making these films so stunning. Such a beautiful picspam! :)
Natalie: & leighton: is preshfairchilds on November 26th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
thank you SO much!

It does, really, I wanted to keep so many of the screencaps because these films are all so gorgeous.
mireille: (p&p) elizabethmyr_soleil on November 26th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Lovely picspam of great movies! This version of Pride & Prejudice is probably my favorite movie too; certainly the one I watch whenever I feel sad or sick or anything, it's just so great. I love your other picks too, good job!
Natalie: & keirafairchilds on November 26th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! I'm the same.
anisawindkissed on November 26th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
this is so gorgeous. ♥ the colouring is so so so pretty and great choice of films!
Natalie: & emmafairchilds on November 26th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!
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