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). Don't forget to answer the bonus question! 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. 40 Bonus Points can be earned by correctly answering the Bonus Question above. A total of 200 points can be earned.
First Lines Clues:
"Striking girl, very striking. What do you think G---------?"
"A man might risk hanging for her. Well, a fool might."
"No, no, she's English."
"And rich? Eh, who knows."
"Who knows that about anybody these days?"
"Boundaries of...propriety...vigorously assaulted. Propriety were... The boundaries of propriety were vigorously assaulted, as was only right, but not quite breached, as was also right. Nevertheless, she was not pleased."
"There's something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You can never quite tell where they'll take you. Mine took me here. Looking back, the city and I never much liked each other. An unmarried woman, after all, was expected to behave in very particular ways, which did not include traipsing from publisher to publisher with a gaggle of friends."
"E--- W-------- was born with the sun shining to a father who always expected the worst and a carefree mother whose smile E--- was not to remember."
"Ah, well done, Mrs. D-----! A very nice little...girl, indeed! Yes! Ah, there's a pretty! Now, would you care to hold her, Mr. D-----?"
"Imagine you're a child again, a child who has never been away from home before, not for one single day. When I was ten years old my mother decided she could no longer afford to keep me."
"Now, is there anyone under the bed? I am very much afraid we may have burglars. We must ascertain that we are safe!
Twelve noon! We must make haste and change our caps. Calling hours have commenced."
(singing) "The lads and the lasses a sheep-shearing go. Fa a lee fa diddle..."
"D---? That you, D--- D---?"
"The very same, R----- P----."
"'Tis as chill a Christmas Eve as I remember."
"The former D--- and D------ de la G--------."
"There they are!"
"The former B----- of A--."
"The brothers G----, Your Majesty."
"Good day, gentlemen. Thank you so much for coming. I suppose you're wondering why anyone my age would request an audience with the authors of children's stories."
(cough, cough, cough)
"You feeling any better?"
"Not a bit."
"Your grandfather's here."
"Mom, can't you tell him I'm sick?"
"You're sick - that's why he's here."
"He'll pinch my cheek. I hate that!"
"He'll pinch my cheek. I hate that!"
"Willows whiten, aspens quiver, Little breezes dusk and shiver, Thro' the wave that runs for ever, By the island in the river, Flowing down to C------. Four gray walls, and four gray towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of S------."
"Sigh no more ladies, Sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea, And one on shore, To one thing constant never, Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blithe and bonny, Converting all your sounds of woe, Into hey, nonny, nonny!
"I something nasty, in the woodshed."
"Your son has arrived from L-----, sir."
"J---. J---, you will find out soon enough from my will that the estate of N------ was left to me in such a way as prevents me from dividing it between my two families."
"Government bonds consoles. Yes, I see. And what would you say that would bring in?"
"Three thousand pounds a year, sir."
"You're a fortunate man, Mr. T--------."
"I think I am sir. And especially so now, having met your daughter."
Have fun and don't forget to answer the Bonus Question above!