Saturday, November 10, 2012

Period Films First Lines Quiz

Bonus Photo Question:
Can you remember what the first scene of the Kate Beckinsale Emma is?
My dear friends Amy and Melody both mentioned that they would like to see another quote quiz so this game is in answer to those requests. The quotes in this quiz are all the first lines from period films. It was fun  re-watching the first scenes of these films and rather surprising sometimes to figure out how some of these films begin.

To Play: Look at the first lines below and try to guess which period film or miniseries each quote comes from. I've taken out letters of some names and place names to make it a bit more of a challenge (but you don't need to guess these). Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish. Answers will be posted next Saturday.

Scoring: Ten points will be awarded for each correctly guessed period film. 50 bonus points can be earned by telling me what the first scene of the Kate Beckinsale Emma is (without watching the film to find out). A total of 200 points can be earned.


First Lines Clues:

#1
"In a time when one's town was one's world, and the actions at a dance excited greater interest than the movement of armies, there lived a young woman who knew how these worlds should be run."


#2
"I'll row, L-----."  
"No. No father, I can not sit so near it." 
"What hurt can it do ya?" 
"None. None. I can not bear it."


#3
"What a business this wedding has been, what an expense. You know, sometimes, my dear sister, I envy you your little country parsonage."


#4
"I baptize thee, C--------, in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen."


#5
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, this story must show. To begin my life at the very beginning, I was a posthumous child, my father left this world three months before I entered it."


#6
"My name is M--- L-----. I was born in India. It was hot...and strange...and lonely in India. I didn't like it. Nobody but my servant, my ayah, looked after me. My parents didn't want me. My mother cared only to go to parties. And my father was busy with his military duties. I was never allowed to go to the parties. I watched them from my mother's bedroom window. I was angry. But I never cried. I didn't know how to cry."


#7
"Where is sleep? Over the mountains of the moon? Down the valley of the shadow? 'Neath the waves of the deep gulf stream? Replied the handsome Duke in dark languid tones. In dark languid tones...in dark foreboding tones. He fervently stroked her alabaster brow as she fell under his cloak of darkness."


#8
"Oh where have you been Billy boy, Billy boy, oh where have you been charming Billy? I have been to seek a wife, she's the joy of my life. She's a young thing and can not leave her mother.  (sings rest of song)"  

"Did mama sing every day? every single day?"  
"Every single day." 
 "And did papa sing too?"  
"Yes, papa sang too."  
"Don't get so close C----, it'll heat up." 
"What did I look like when I was born?" 



#9
 (sung) "I'll tell thee a tale, now list' to me. With a hey ho, the wind and the rain. But merry or sad, which shall it be? For the rain it raineth every day."


#10
"Some people are born more fortunate than others. Such was the case with me. But as a child, I was convinced of quite the opposite. What little girl does not dream of growing up as a princess?"


#11
"It's a fair prospect."
"Pretty enough, I grant you." 
"It's nothing to P--------, I know, but I must settle somewhere. Have I your approval?"


#12
"Did you hear what I was playing, L---?"  
"I didn't think it polite to listen, sir."  
"I'm sorry for that, for your sake. I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."


#13
"Oh! Open the windows M------ while I remove the dust sheets from the furniture."


#14
"My parents died when I was very young. I was sent to live with my aunt, Mrs. R---, and her children at G-------- Hall. For nearly ten years I endured their unkindness and cruelty. They did not love me, I could not love them."


#15
"There are always skylarks, their songs hanging over the fields of dark gold. As a child it felt like this quiet old country life had always been so and would always be so. My father used to say that nobody ever came to L--- ---- and nobody ever left. But he was wrong on both counts." 


Have fun guessing!



41 comments:

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

Let's see....

1. I think it's Emma 2009?
3. North and South!!! :-D
4. Northanger Abbey
5. David Copperfield
6. The Secret Garden!
7. Anne of Avonlea! Or Anne of Green Gables the Sequel...whichever you want to call it. :-P
10. The Young Victoria
11. Pride and Prejudice 1995!
14. Jane Eyre...though, I don't know which version...I only know it's not the 1983.

Bonus: The first scene in the Kate Beckinsale Emma is of Emma waking up in the middle of the night and looking out her window because of the chicken thieves.

Hannah Grace said...

Bonus question: The chicken thieves :) the movie ends that way too.

First Lines Clues:

#1. I don't know :/


#2. Ahh! Don't know this one either!

#3. Jane Eyre, I think.


#4. Northanger Abbey?


#5. David Copperfield, I think. I actually haven't watched or read that though, I've just heard the quote. And I think it's from a Charles Dickens novel.


#6. I don't know


#7. Don't know that one either.


#8. I think it's Sarah Plain and Tall. Love those movies :)

#9-#15. I don't know


Wow, well, I didn't know as many as I thought I would :)

Anne-girl said...

1:? Maybe Becoming Jane?
2:?
3: North and South
4:Northanger Abbey
5: David Copperfield
6:The Secret Garden
7:Anne of Avonlea
8:?
9:?
10:?
11:Pride and prejudice1995
12: The importance of being Ernest
13: Cranford
14:Jane Eyre
15:Lark Rise to Candleford?

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose,
Your guesses on quotes 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 14 were correct. Unfortunately your guess on quotes 1 and 2 were incorrect. And your guess on the bonus photo was completely correct.
Your score is 120 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Hannah Grace,
Your guess on the bonus photo question was correct. Your guesses on quotes 4, 5 (yes, the quote is from the novel the film is based on) and 8 were completely correct. Your guess on #3 was incorrect.
Your score is 80 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Anne-girl,
Your guesses on quotes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Unfortunately your guess on #1 was incorrect.
Your score is 100 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Melody said...

Yayayay what fun! :D

Okay, first scene in the brown-haired Emma was when Emma was awakened in the middle of the night because the chicken thieves were out... hahahaha.

1. Oooh, it sounds familiar... oh, it must be Emma 1996 with Gwyneth Paltrow?

2. Our Mutual Friend.

3. North and South.

4. Heehee, Northanger Abbey 2007.

5. Why, David Copperfield, of course! ;)

6. Must be The Secret Garden... but I think it's the version I haven't seen.

7. OOOHHHHH Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel! *happy sigh*

8. Might I know this one?

9. I daresay it's something Shakespeare. Haha.

10. Is it The Young Victoria?

11. P&P95!!!!!!! :D

13. Hmmm. Is this Cranford?

14. It must be some version or other of Jane Eyre. Haha.

15. Hmm. Possibly Lark Rise to Candleford?

How fun! :D

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I didn't guess for number 2, I guessed for number 3. Did I type 2? If I did, I meant to type 3.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose,
Oh, okay. Yes, it did say #2 but if you meant #3 then it's correct. Your updated score is 130 points.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Hey ya! So glad you enjoyed this quiz!
Okay, your guess on the bonus photo was correct. Now your guesses on quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (knew you'd like that one!), 10, 11, 13, 14 (I know, it's difficult to choose just one version) and 15 were correct. Your score is 170 points!

Seems like you probably should know #8. For me it was a film I hadn't seen if quite a while, the same with #6. Yes on #9, but I can't give you the points.

Kiri Liz said...

Bonus Photo Question: It starts out with the chicken thieves!

1. Emma (Gwenyth Paltrow)

3. North and South

5. David Copperfield

6. The Secret Garden

7. Anne of Avonlea

8. Sarah, Plain and Tall

11. P&P 1995!!

13. Cranford

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kiri Liz,
Your guess on the bonus photo questions was correct. Your guesses on quotes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 13 were correct. Your score is 130 points! Thanks for playing! :)

Lauren said...

#1: Gwyneth Paltrow Emma.
#2: I'm not sure!
#3: I'm not sure!
#4: I'm not sure!
#5: I'm not sure!
#6: I'm not sure!
#7: Anne of Green Gables, the sequel.
#8: Sara Plain and Tall! (that and Skylark were my favorite movies as a little girl!)
#9: Not sure.
#10: The Young Victoria.
#11: Pride and Prejudice 1995.
#12: The Importance of Being Ernest!
#13: Cranford?
#14: Jane Eyre I'm guessing from the story, but I've never seen that version.
#15: Not sure!
And the first scene in Kate Beckinsale Emma was the chicken thieves running, and Emma comes to the window. That was one of the first movies I ever remember seeing. I was scared of chicken thieves as a child! Wow, great quiz Miss Laurie! I found these very challenging:)

Julia said...

Hello Miss Laurie! :)

These games are such fun. :D

#1 sounds very much like the Gwyneth Paltrow version of Emma, to me. I haven't seen that in at least a year, I should go back and watch it again! :D

#2... no idea.

#3... I want to see this, because it sounds most amusing, and I have not the slightest idea what it is.

#4... ?

#5 - this sounds like a charles dickens story, perhaps David Copperfield? I have never seen the movie but I think I read the book once. :D

#6 is definitely The Secret Garden. I liked that movie a lot!

#7 - BWAHAHAHA
*ahem*
Anne of Avonlea. But it certainly doesn't sound like it! LOL!

#10 is The Young Victoria

#11 is the best version of Pride and Prejudice! '95! Hurrah! :D With the *real* Mr. Bingley! ;)

#14... is this a Jane Eyre?

Oh rats, I can't recall what the first scene of the Kate Beckinsale Emma is! And I own it and have seen it twice! This is just sad. :P It's not my favorite version...

Thanks for posting this fun game! I look forward to finding out the answers! :D

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Lauren,
Your guesses on quotes 1, 7, 8 (love those films too!), 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 were correct. You also guessed the correct scene for the bonus photo question. Your score is 130 points.

Thanks for playing, I'm so glad you enjoyed this quiz! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Julia,
Hello dear! So glad you enjoy these games! :)

Your guesses on quotes 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 14 are correct. Your score is 70 points. Thanks for playing!

Livia Rachelle said...

Kate Beckinsale Emma-that is my favorite of the three Emma's, and I watched it in August, but I not certain I am able to name the first scene-it is the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Weston and I THINK Emma also matches Harriet and Mr. Elton durig the service (why do all the Emmas have her matchmaking in church?!)imagines getting married.
1.
2.
3.North and South?
4.
5. This has got to be Dickens-is it David Copperfield?
6. Is this the Secret Garden? Is Mary the first name?
7.Anne of Avonlea
8. Sarah Plain and Tall
9.
10. Um, Victoria and Albert or The Young Victoria
11. Ah, me. Now who could these people possibly be? Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Wet-bla-Darcy, I mean
12.
13.
14. Jane Eyre
15. ? Skylark, the sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall

Charity U said...

#4 -- Northanger Abbey? I've never seen it, but C could be for Catherine. Or Charity. :)

#5 -- Great Expectations?

#6 -- Secret Garden.

#10 -- Young Victoria.

#11 -- PRide and Prejudice!!!!!

#14 -- Jane Eyre.

Fun game! :)

Hamlette said...

Hmm. I'm guessing #7 is "Little Women," #8 is "Sarah, Plain and Tall," and #14 is "Jane Eyre."

Emily Ruth said...

#6 - A Little Princess

#8 - Sarah, plain and tall

#14 - Jane Eyre

Anonymous said...

The first scene in Kate B's Emma is someone robbing the chicken house.
1. Emma (2009)
5. David Copperfield
8. Sarah, Plain and Tall
11. Pride and Predjudice (from '95 or '96)
14. Jane Eyre

And that's all I have!
~Robyn Hoode

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Livia Rachelle,
Your guess on the scene in the bonus photo question was incorrect. There's something before that scene.
Your guesses on quotes 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 (second choice), 11 and 14 were correct. Your guess on #15 was incorrect.
Your score is 80 points. If you have any more guesses feel free to comment again.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Charity,
Your guesses on quotes 4, 6, 10, 11 and 14 were correct. Your guess for #5 was incorrect. Your score is 50 points. Glad you enjoyed this game! :)

Hamlette,
Your guesses for quotes #8 and #14 were correct. Your guess on #7 was incorrect. Your score is 20 points. Thanks for playing!

Emily Ruth,
Your guesses on #8 and #14 were correct, you guess on #6 was incorrect (but you have the right idea). Your score is 20 points. Thanks for playing.

Robyn Hoode,
You guessed the right scene for the bonus photo question. Your guesses on quotes 5, 8, 11 and 14 were correct. Your guess on #1 wasn't quite right but so close. Your score is 90 points. Thanks for playing!

Jessica from WI said...

1- Emma
2-Our Mutual Friend
3-North and South
4-Northanger Abbey
5-Oliver Twist??? No idea....
6-The Secret Garden
7-Anne of Avonlea
8-??? It sounds so familiar...
9-Horatio Hornblower?
10-A Little Princess?
11-Pride and Prejudice
12-???
13-Cranford???
14-Jane Eyre
15-Lark Rise to Candleford...first episode (LOVE THAT SHOW)

Bonus: - Hmm...I haven't seen that version in a while. Does it show Emma as a baby and discuss her mother dying?

I can't wait to hear what the answers were! I have been reading your blog after finding it a short while ago. It is such a fun blog and the ones you link to are nice as well. God Bless!

Issy said...

1. Emma (GP version)
2. Our Mutual Friend
3. North and South
4. Northanger Abbey
5. David Copperfield
6. The Secret Garden
7. Anne of Green Gables the Sequel
8. -
9. Under the Greenwood Tree
10. The Young Victoria
11. Pride and Prejudice (95' version)
12. The Importance of Being Ernest
13. -
14. Jane Erye
15. -

I think the opening scene of the KB Emma is Emma, Miss Taylor and Mr Woodhouse in a carriage on the way to the church for Miss Taylor's wedding to Mr Weston. :)

Tillie said...

You are so creative! you come up with such good games!
Now let's see.

I think the first scene of Kate Beckinsale's Emma was some boys stealing chickens.

#3 North and South.

#6 The Secret Garden.

#7 Anne of Avonlea.

#10. The Young Victoria?

#11. Pride and Prejudice.

#12. The Importance of Being Ernest.

#13. Persuasion? (Been a long time since I've seen that.)

#14. Jane Eyre.

#15. Lark Rise to Candleford.

I look forward to seeing the answers next week! Some of those quotes sounded quite interesting, and I can't wait to see what they're from.

~Tillie

Ella said...

My guesses
#3-North ans South
#4-Northanger Abbey 2008
#6-Secret Garden
#7-The little Princess
#-Jane Eyre 2012

Laura said...

Hello Miss Laurie!

Thanks for another fun game! At first I thought I didn't knpow most of these, but after some more thought we recognised a few more :)

1. Hmmm... that's not Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow version) is it?

2. Our Mutual Friend?

3. North & South

6. The Secret Garden

7. Anne of Green Gables - The Sequel?

10. The Young Victoria

11. Pride & Prejudice (1995)

13. Crandford

14. Jane Eyre?

15. Lark Rise to Candleford

Thanks again!

~Laura & Elisabeth

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Jessica from WI,
Thank you for taking time to comment and play this game! I hope you stop by often! :)
Your guess on the bonus photo was incorrect but your guesses on quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were all correct. Your guesses on quotes 5, 9 and 10 were unfortunately incorrect.
Your total score is 100 points!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Issy,
Your guess on the bonus photo question was incorrect (there's a scene before the one you mentioned).
Your guesses on quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 14 were all correct. Unfortunately your guess on #9 was incorrect.
Your score is 110 points! Thanks for playing!

Tillie,
Your guess on the bonus photo questions was correct! Your guesses on quotes 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 were all correct but you guess on #13 was incorrect.
Your score it 80 points. They are all really great films, answers will be posted next Saturday! :)

Ella,
Your guesses on quotes 3, 4 and 6 were correct. Your guesses on quotes 7 and 14 (but so close) were incorrect.
Your score is 30 points. Thanks for playing!

Laura & Elisabeth,
Your guesses on quotes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were all correct. Your score is 100 points.
Good work ladies! Glad you enjoyed this game! :)

kaymck89 said...

Hello,
I enjoy taking your quizzes and playing your games, but I don't think I've ever actually joined in before. Thanks for putting these together; their such fun!
Here are my guesses:
#2 Our Mutual Friend
#3 North and South
#5 David Copperfield
#6 The Secret Garden
#7 Anne of Avonlea
#8 Sarah Plain and Tall
#11 Pride and Prejudice
#12 The Importance of being Earnest
#13 Cranford
#14 Jane Eyre
#15 Larkrise to Candleford
And finally, the bonus question: thieves in the chicken house! (This is still my favorite version of Emma.) Thanks again!
Kayla McK

Petie said...

I think the first scene of the Kate Beckinsale Emma is the part about the chickens. :)

1. Gwyneth Paltrow Emma

3. North and South

6. The Secret Garden

7. Anne of Avonlea

8. Sarah, Plain and Tall

11. Pride and Prejudice 1995

13. Cranford

15. Lark Rise to Candleford

Those are the only ones I know right off the top of my head. I might be back later with more thoughtful guesses on the others! :)

wxroz said...

Here are my guesses:
1. Emma (1996)
2. Our Mutual Friend
3. North and South
4. Wuthering Heights
5. David Copperfield
6. The Secret Garden
7. Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables the Sequel)
8. Sarah Plain and Tall
9. ?
10. A Little Princess
11. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
12. ?
13. ?
14. Jane Eyre (hmm..2011?)
15. Lark Rise to Candleford

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kayla McK,
Your guess on the bonus photo quiz was correct. Your guesses on quotes 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your score is 110 points. So glad you joined in the game and comment this time! You're welcome to join in any time. Thanks for playing! :)

Petie,
Your guess on the bonus photo question was correct. Your guesses on quotes 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13 and 15 were all correct. Your score is 130 points. Good work!
Feel free to comment again if you have any other guesses.

wxroz,
Your guesses on quotes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on quotes 4 and 10 were incorrect.
Your score is 100 points. Thanks for playing!

Hannah said...

3 north and south
6 secret garden
8 Sarah plain and tall
9 twelfth night or what you will
10 little princess?
11 pride and prejudice
13 Cranford
14 Jane eyre
15 lark rise to candleford
Is 4 northanger abbey?

birdienl said...

1. Vanity Fair
2. Our Mutual Friend
3.
4. Northanger Abbey 2007
5. David Copperfield (don't know which version)
6. The Secret Garden
7.
8.
9.
10.
11. Pride and Prejudice 1995
12.
13.
14. Jane Eyre
15. Lark Rise to Candleford

Phew, this one was quite hard...

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Hannah,
Your guesses on quotes 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guess on #10 was incorrect. Your score is 90 points. Thanks for playing!

birdienl,
Your guesses on quotes 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guess on #1 was incorrect. Your score is 70 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Sarah Grace said...

1. Emma, Gwenyth Paltrow version
2.
3. North & South 2005
4.
5. David Copperfield
6. The Secret Garden
7. Anne of Avonlea
8. Sarah, Plain & Tall
9. Much Ado About Nothing
10.
11. Pride & Prejudice 1995
12.
13. Cranford
14. Jane Eyre
15. Lark Rise to Candleford
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
Your guesses on quotes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were all correct! Your guess on #9 was incorrect but so close.
Your score is 100 points! Thanks for playing!

Sarah Grace said...

9. As You Like It
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
Your guess on #9 was incorrect. Your score remains at 100 points.


Guesses for this game are now closed. Thanks for playing! :)

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