Saturday, January 21, 2012

Period Film Quotes Game - Answers!

These are the answers to the Period Film Quotes Game which I posted last weekend. 

 Many thanks to everyone who play and guessed the films and characters! Sorry it was a bit tricky compared to the last quotes game but I'm glad you all seemed to enjoy it just the same! :)

First things first, the answer to the Bonus question "which Jane Austen adaptation film set the photo above comes from" is Mansfield Park (2007). One big hint is the appearance of the harp (not sure why there's two harps there), which doesn't feature in many other adaptations. Also in the film Lady Bertram lounges on that sofa with her pug.

Now the answers to the quotes! 
(High scores are at the bottom.)


Quote #1

Lucy Steele: Anne? What have you done?
Anne "Nancy" Steele: I'm sorry! It just popped out!

Film: Sense and Sensibility (2008)


Quote #2

Citizen Chevalian: We shall execute our king instead, sir, and exalt our tailors.
Sir Percy Blakeney: More's the pity. Then your tailors will rule the land, and no one will make the clothes. So much for French fashion, and French politics.

Film: The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)


Quote #3

Mr. John Jarndyce: You can love each other very well - from a distance.

Film: Bleak House (2005), said to Richard Carstone and Ada Clare 


Quote #4

Thomas Brown: I assure you Margaret there is no cause for alarm. It is merely that my congested condition rendered the taking of a breath through my nose an impossibility since at the time I was also unable to breath through my mouth.
Margaret Brown: I am so sorry!
Thomas Brown: The sensation, I must report, was far from unpleasant, though the bump on my head does throb rather.

Film: Lark Rise to Candleford, Season 3, Episode 3
Said after a very nasal congested Thomas fainted while Margaret was kissing him!


Quote #5

Mr. Henry Tilney: Now I must give you one smirk, then we can be rational again.

Film: Northanger Abbey (2007)
Said to Catherine Morland by Henry Tilney, the king of smirks!


Quote #6

King George V: In the past all a King had to do was look respectable in uniform and not fall off his horse. Now we must invade people's homes and ingratiate ourselves with them. This family is reduced to those lowest, basest of all creatures, we've become actors!

Film: The King's Speech (2010)


Quote #7

Professor Kirke: You seem to have upset the delicate internal balance of my housekeeper.
Peter Pevensie: We're very sorry, sir, it won't happen again.
Susan Pevensie: It's our sister, sir. Lucy
Professor Kirke: The weeping girl?
Susan Pevensie: Yes, sir. She's upset.
Professor Kirke: Hence the weeping.

Film - Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)


Quote #8

Sir Walter Elliot: I must say, though, the worst of Bath is the number of plain women. I frequently observe that one pretty face would be followed by five and thirty frights.

Film: Persuasion (2007), but said in the book and other adaptations.


Quote #9

Mrs. Hannah Thornton: A mother's love holds fast and forever. A girl's love is like a puff of smoke - it changes with every wind.

Film: North and South (2004)
Said to Mr. John Thornton by his mother after his proposal is refused by a certain young lady.


Quote #10

Colin Craven: Hair is dead.
Mary Lennox: If it's dead, why does it keep growing all the time, even after you're dead? Well, maybe not your hair. You'll probably be bald.
Colin Craven: Don't be daft. I'll die before I'm ever old enough to go bald.
Mary Lennox: I hate the way you talk about dying.
Colin Craven: Everyone thinks I'm going to die.
Mary Lennox: If everyone thought that about me, I still wouldn't do it.

Film: The Secret Garden (1993)


Quote #11

Mrs. Austen: Affection is desirable. Money is absolutely indispensable!

Film: Becoming Jane (2005)
Sounds rather like Mrs. Bennet doesn't it? Thankfully Jane Austen's real mother was more like Fanny Price than Mrs. Bennet!


Quote #12

Aunt Betsy Trotwood: Let me see you ride a donkey over my green again, and I'll knock your bonnet off. And tread upon it!

Film: David Copperfield (1999)


Quote #13

Mr. Edward Rochester: I knew you would do me good in some way. I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you.

Film: Jane Eyre (2011), but said in the book and other adaptations.


Quote #14

Don Pedro: I shall see thee, ere I die, look pale with love.
Benedick: With anger, with sickness, or with hunger, my lord. Not with love.

Film: Much Ado About Nothing (1994)


Quote #15

Mr. Nicodemus Boffin: I already have in my employ a literary man with a wooden leg.

Film: Our Mutual Friend (1998)


Quote #16

Lady Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Oh my dears. Is it really true? I can't believe it. Last night he looked so well. Of course it would happen to a foreigner. It's typical.
Lady Mary Crawley: Don't be ridiculous.
Lady Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I'm not being ridiculous. No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house - especially somebody they didn't even know.

Film: Downton Abbey, Season 1, Episode 3


Player Scores:
Abby - 35 points
Miss Elizabeth Bennet - 33 points
Miss Dashwood - 30 points
Livia - 23 points
Melody - 22 points
Stephanie - 19 points
Tillie - 17 points
Bea - 14 points
Anne-girl - 13 points
Emily - 12 points
Emily Ruth - 11 points
Emma - 11 points
Sarah Grace - 11 points
Charity U - 8 points
Ella - 5 points
Julia - 5 points
Naomi - 5 points
Eva-Joy - 3 points
Jemimah & Sarah - thanks for your guesses on the photos!

Thanks for playing everyone and making this game a huge success! :)


Miss Dashwood said...

This was such a fun game! Thank you for posting it (and you totally made my day with the Sir Percy quote. ;))
I can't believe I missed the Bleak House quote... sigh. I need to watch it again.
And of course it would be Miss Betsey who said that about the donkeys! *smacks forehead*

Melody said...

Ooohh yeah!!! Bleak House!!!!

Aha! Now I know! I think Mrs. Austen is reported to have said that in real life (Affection is desirable), which is where I recognized it. As I've never seen Becoming Jane.

Sometimes I wonder about Mrs. Austen...

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