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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:
"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."
"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."
"What a business this wedding has been, what an expense. You know, sometimes, my dear sister, I envy you your little country parsonage."
"I baptize thee, C--------, in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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?"
(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."
"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?"
"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?"
"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."
"Oh! Open the windows M------ while I remove the dust sheets from the furniture."
"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."
"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!