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Monday, January 7, 2013

Old-Fashioned Charm's Period Drama Challenge!


A few years ago a period drama website I followed (which has since disappeared) hosted a Period Drama Challenge - watch a certain number of period dramas in a year and review each one. That challenge is what got me started reviewing films. 
Now I'd like to issue a similar challenge to all of you! This Period Drama Challenge is given in the hopes that it will inspire you to not only watch new and interesting period films but also share a love for these films by reviewing them! 


To Participate: 
  • Choose a number of period films to watch (see levels below). 
  • Leave me a comment to let me know you are going to participate and post on your blog or website that you're going to join in.
  • Watch the number of films you choose between January 7th - July 7th, 2013.
  • When you watch a period film review it on your blog or website. 
  • When you review a film leave a comment here with the link to your review. 
  • Each month I'll be posting links to the reviews posted during that month. 
  • Each month I'm also planning to post some tag questions for participants to answer just for fun. 

How Many Period Dramas Will You Choose To Watch?
Choose a number of films from the list below. You can change the number of films you watch and review as you go along. You don't have to tell me which films you're going to watch and review - part of the fun is finding new things to watch. You can choose to re-watch a film you've seen before, but just make sure it's one you've never reviewed before. Pick however many films you think you can reasonably watch and review in six months.

Choose one of these amounts:
  • 5 Films - Period Film Admirer 
  • 8 Films - Period Film Lover 
  • 10 Films - Period Film Devotee 
  • 12 to 15 Films - Period Film Fanatic  

What Makes A Period Drama?
A television costume drama, big screen film or TV series set in a historical era. They could be adaptations of classic novels, based upon historically set books, stories of historical events or even biographical flicks. For what eras are eligible I'd say anything from Ancient times up to the 1940's (like World War II). Also eligible are films that travel back in time or start in one era and moves to another (such as Lost In Austen, From Time To Time, Somewhere In Time or The Love Letter).

Here's a list of historical eras to help you out:
  • The Ancient Era (Biblical times, 4000 B.C.-476 A.D.) 
  • The Medieval Era (476-1450) 
  • The Renaissance Era (1450-1600) & Elizabethan Era (1558-1603) 
  • The Baroque Era (1600-1750) 
  • The Georgian/Colonial Era  (1714-1811) 
  • The Regency Era (1812-1830, also known as the Jane Austen era) 
  • The Victorian Era (1837-1901) 
  • The Edwardian Era (1901-1919. and World War I)
  • The 1920's 
  • The 1930's
  • The 1940's (World War II films)

Having a hard time choosing something to watch? Check out my Period Films page and also this handy list with synopsis, trailers and links to reviews of each film.

What Should You Include In Your Reviews?
Firstly, the films you choose should preferably be family friendly, but if they do have questionable scenes please note this somewhere in your review. Other than that the style of review is up to you! Your review can be fairly short (one or two paragraphs) or ramble on at length - but, if you usually write very short reviews I encourage you to go into more detail. It's a good idea to talk about things like the music, scenery, story, actors, costumes & hairstyles. And if it's based on a book or historical era, you might mention how accurate it is to the book and time period. And don't forget to tell how much you liked or disliked it the film and whether you'd recommend it. Consider including film clips, quotes, photos or soundtrack clips in your review too. Overall, just have fun with them!


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Will you be join in?

How many period dramas will you be watching and reviewing?


168 comments:

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

My plan is to watch and review 12-15, but we'll see how it goes.
I'm especially looking forward to watching an older BBC adaptation of Bleak House! :)

Charity U said...

Sounds like something I'd absolutely love to do...but as a teen still living at home (not to mention keeping up with school) I'm afraid I can't this time. But I'll look forward to seeing all these reviews from everyone...it'll grow my to-see list! :) And btw...love the buttons.

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

Well, considering I don't have a life (unless I get a new job soon), I figure I can do at least one a week- which actually totals 26. However, I do know things happen, so I shall more realistically say 15-20, possibly more. And I can do all that just with my personal DVD collection, if I include every JA version I own. ;-P

birdienl said...

Yes! That sounds like a great idea! I was already planning (New Year's resolution) to review more of the things I watch and now having a challenge to do it for and more people to share the reviews with will definitely help me. I think I'll manage to do between 8 and 10, though they'll mostly be miniseries, which take a bit longer to watch.

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Ooh! Sounds like such fun!

I will be attempting 12 to 15 Films. And I'll be posting about this on my blog soon. I can't wait! :-)

Melody said...

Fun! I do believe I'm a Period Film Fanatic, buuut I'm not so much a fanatic of REVIEWING films, haha, so I think if I take the challenge I'll do less than that. ;)

Jazzie said...

I think I'd like to have a go at 12-15! :D

Hamlette said...

Do episodes of TV shows count? I'm thinking specifically of the Granada "Sherlock Holmes" series starring Jeremy Brett, but who knows what else I'll encounter in 6 months. Anyway, if episodes count, put me down as a Fanatic, but if not, I'll have to aim for Devotee instead.

Such fun!

BatZion said...

This is going to be great fun! :)

I'm going to begin with 8 Period Films (Lover) ... but I may be able to go higher as time goes past. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Yay! I'm so excited that ya'll are interested! This is going to be fun!

Let's see...

Charity,
If you find you can join in you could even aim for 5 films. Hope you get to see Return To Cranford soon!

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose,
Yeah, 26 is probably a little much. It's good to pace yourself and focus more on enjoying writing reviews. JA films would be great but variety is the spice of life! ;)

birdienl,
Glad this is encouraging you to keep your New Year's resolution! Don't forget to leave the links to your reviews, I'd love to read them! :)

Miss Elizabeth,
Thanks ever so much for posting about this challenge on EofF!

Melody,
I think we're all Period Film Fanatics really. ;)
I hope you do take the challenge!

Jazzie,
Glad to have you join in! Your blog looks lovely! :)

Hamlette,
I'd say that reviewing some of the Granada Sherlock Holmes episodes would be great! I love those and even though they were aired as TV episodes they are more like TV films much like the Poirot or Miss Marple "episodes" are. I love Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes!

Crafts4others said...

I had originally told myself that I wouldn't get involved in anymore challenges for this year. This isn't a reading challenge or craft one, plus after I get done reading some classic books for another challenge I had planned on watching the movies on based on the books. So this works out perfect! I will be doing the Period Film Fanatic.

Banríon An Gheimhridh said...

I wish I could watch and review more, but I don't think I would be able to, so I'll settle for 8 films (Period Film Lover). I may decide to review more later on, but it depends. This sounds like so much fun!! :)

Scullery Maid said...

That sounds like fun! Except I don't have a website or blog.
Do you think I could enter through my google+ account?

Jessica said...

I would love to join in, and I'm fairly certain I will watch enough period films to qualify, but I wouldn't be able to commit to the review part. I doubt I would have time. This year promises to be a very full, exciting year for our family! ;-)

Banríon An Gheimhridh said...

I posted on my period drama blog that I am going to join in the Period Drama Challenge, but the blog address for my period drama blog has not been working recently (my posts will not appear for anyone who is following my blog), so I will share the link to my post here: http://perioddramaobsession.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-period-drama-challenge.html

I'm really sorry about this. :/ So far I have not been able to fix it. :(

Hayden said...

oh, fun! I'm not the most fanatic period drama *reviewer*, so I'll try the period drama lover level and do eight. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Crafts4others,
I know, it's hard to resist a challenge! :) I enjoyed seeing your list of films in your blog post!

Banríon An Gheimhridh,
Glad to have you joining in! Your post came up in my feed so it must be working again, but thanks for the link the post. :)

Scullery Maid,
Do you think you'd be able to provide links to your reviews on your Google+ account?
I was thinking about setting up a blog where film reviews from the challenge can be posted for those who don't have a blog. Would that be helpful for you? Then you could send me the reviews via e-mail or I could even give you an author invite so you can post your reviews there. What do you think?

Jessica,
I heard from a little Melody bird recently that your year is definitely going to be getting busier! ;)
But if you do get a chance to leave comments about what period films you watch it would be fun to hear!

Hayden,
Glad to have you joining in!


What I said to Scullery Maid goes for anyone who is interested. If you don't have a blog I can set up a separate blog where your film reviews can be posted.

Risa said...

I'm in! :)

http://breadcrumbreads.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/a-period-drama-challenge/

Miss Dashwood said...

Whoops, 'twould seem Blogger ate my last comment (you didn't get it by any chance, did you?) so I'll leave another. This looks like such fun! I think I'll try the Devotee level... now off to make a list!

Stephanie said...

http://my-eccentricitee.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-film-review-sense-sensibility-2008.html

My first review! Haha, I was going to do this review before I saw your challenge, but I put it off so it would count. I'll be trying to do the Film Fanatic level.

Jazzie said...

I assumed Les Misérables would count and luckily saw it on its UK opening day... long story short I have done my first review! :D http://clothesofthepast.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/les-miserables-beautiful.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-the-even-chance.html

Here is my first review!

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-the-examination-for-lieutenant.html

Here's my second review! :)

Collar City Brownstone said...

I am just learning about this challenge and decided to join in. I am going to watch 10 period dramas.

BatZion said...

Here is another of my reviews:

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/north-and-south.html

Hamlette said...

Here's my first entry: http://hamlette.blogspot.com/2013/01/to-have-and-have-not-1944.html

Woo!

Jazzie said...

I've done my second review! :D http://clothesofthepast.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-young-victoria.html

Beverly Farr said...

This sounds like fun. I have a list of period dramas that I have not sat down and watched in detail lately. I will watch and review 8.

Beverly

Katie said...

I'm totally in! I'm totally a fanatic! I'm totally wondering if I will actually review that many....but we have lots of time. Woohoo!

phylly3 said...

This sounds great! I think I could manage 8 but I hope to watch more! I don't like writing reviews very much so they could be quite short. What if I lumped some together if they are similar? I do like to do that!

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Maddie Rose said...

This comment is not to link any reviews, as I haven't made any yet. (I only made my blog recently) This is just to say I'd like to participate. I plan on watching at least 10. Thanks so much for hosting this! I can't wait to participate!

Maddie Rose said...

Here is my first review! http://themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-review-of-sense-and-sensibility-1995.html
This is fun!

Collar City Brownstone said...

Review number ONE

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/a-lady-for-day.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

My second period movie is Arch de Triumph.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/arch-de-triumph.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

My third period drama is Becket.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/becket.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

My fourth period film is Brief Encounter (1945)

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/brief-encounter-1945-love-it.html

Hamlette said...

My second review: http://hamlette.blogspot.com/2013/01/rebecca-1979.html It's of the 1979 version of Rebecca.

Collar City Brownstone said...

My 5th period movie is The Agony and The Ecstasy.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/the-agony-and-ecstasy.html

Katie said...

I reviewed my first in honor of the birthday of Pride and Prejudice. I may have deviated from the plan, but promise, promise, promise to do better next time :-)

Charlotte Lucas: Tragic Spinster or Corporate Tigress?

http://pemberley.us/katie/2013/01/28/charlotte-lucas-tragic-spinster-or-corporate-tigress/

Collar City Brownstone said...

My 6th period film is Franco Zeffirelli's production of Romeo and Juliet.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/franco-zeffirellis-production-of-romeo.html

Katie said...

Awesome. Loved it!

Katie said...

Golly. Embarrassing. Accidentally replied to the wrong review. Now for the right one.... I read your Sense and Sensibility review, and I'm really looking forward to the challenge because your review persuaded me I need to give that version a try. Thanks!

birdienl said...

Hello Miss Laurie, I was wondering: can I also include reviews for non-fiction? I've finished a review for Wartime Farm, a historical reality show by the BBC in which three people try to recreate the life on a farm during WWII.

It might not be 'period drama', but I think many people interested in period fiction can also enjoy this very much.

Collar City Brownstone said...

My 7th period drama is called About Mrs. Leslie.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/about-mrs-leslie.html

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
I'm sure that WWII film will be fine to review. Non-fiction is okay, especially if you think others might be interested in it. :)

Collar City Brownstone said...

My 8th period drama is The Bells of Saint Mary's.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/the-bells-of-saint-marys.html

birdienl said...

Thank you Miss Laurie, a review for Wartime Farm will be coming up then. But my first review for this challenge is for The Paradise and you can find it here: http://birdienl.livejournal.com/78745.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

My 9th period drama is The Robe.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/01/the-robe.html


Collar City Brownstone said...

My 10th period drama is The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry. I reached my goal for the challenge but I am going to keep on going. I want to see how many I can watch by the deadline.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/the-strange-affair-of-uncle-harry.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

My 11th period drama is silent film Sadie Thompson.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/sadie-thompson.html

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

January Recap & Tag Questions are up now: http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/01/period-drama-challenge-january-recap.html

So far there have been 50 comments on the Period Drama Challenge post. 19 people are participating. Of those participants links to 27 film reviews have been left in the comments. Keep up the good work everyone!

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama number 11 is the BBC 1974 version of The Secret Garden.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/the-secret-garden-bbc-1974.html

Lizzie said...

I intend to participate with 12-15 movies!

BatZion said...

February review #1:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/the-princess-bride-review.html

I'd also like to up my amount to 12-15. I'm already halfway to my old amount!

Sarah said...

I have been prevailed upon to participate, and shall attempt to complete the category of 12 to 15 reviews!

BatZion said...

February review #2:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/secondhand-lions.html

Lizzie said...

My first review!

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-pride-prejudice-2005.html

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Just found the challenge and will happily join in at the Period Film Admirer level to start with. See how it goes from there time wise..
TY for hosting =)

and if you're a fan of reading anything to do with Scotland, I'm offering a Scotland Reading Challenge at my blog. With a Pinterest board HERE

You're most welcome to join that pleasure as well !

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Finally, I've got my first review out there! Here is for The Pallisers (Episodes 1 - 6). I'll also post the reviews for the other episodes as I write them, but it'll all count as one period drama.

http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-pallisers-1974-episodes-1-6.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama number 12 is His Girl Friday. I guess I am upping my challenge to 12 to 15 films.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/his-girl-friday.html

Maddie Rose said...

This is my second review! It's BBC's North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell: http://www.themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-review-of-north-and-south.html

BatZion said...

February Review #3:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/persuasion-review.html

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Enjoying reading everyone's reviews!


Collar City Brownstone,
Feel free to review as many films as you wish, you're doing a great job!


My reviews -
Treasure Island (2012): http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/01/treasure-island-2012.html
Little Men (1998): http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/02/little-men-1998.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period Drama #13 is I Was A Male War Bride.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/i-was-male-war-bride.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #14 is The Amazing Adventure.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/the-amazing-adventure.html

Miss Melody Muffin said...

I planned to enter this when I first saw it last month and I finally made it over to comment and officially enter!

I'm trying for the Fanatic level. I saw two movies last month and the reviews are in progress.

Great idea, Miss Laurie!!!

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #15 is Bringing Up baby. I will continue on watching and reviewing movies until the deadline in July. I am having a blast!

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/bringing-up-baby.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period Drama #16 is Penny Serenade.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/penny-serenade.html

BatZion said...

February review #4:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/the-mask-of-zorro-review.html

BatZion said...

The URL for my Secondhand Lions review isn't working, so here is the working one: http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/secondhand-lions-review.html

Lizzie said...

My second review:
http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-39-steps-2008.html

Sarah said...

Finished my first review. the 2005 "Keira Knightley" Pride and Prejudice.
http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/02/pride-prejudice-2005.html

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

First review =)
P&P 2005 HERE

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #17 is She Done Him Wrong.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/she-done-him-wrong.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #18 is Gentleman's Agreement.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/gentlemans-agreement.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #19 is Sleep, My Love.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/sleep-my-love.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #20 is The Southerner.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/the-southerner.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period Drama #21 is Dear Wife.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/dear-wife.html

BatZion said...

February review #5:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/emma-review.html

Lizzie said...

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-downton-abbey.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

I reviewed the third series of Downton Abbey. Not sure if it counts since it's not really a new period drama to me, but I'll submit it nevertheless.

http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-downton-abbey-series-3-2012.html

Maddie Rose said...

This is my 3rd Review out of... ten, I believe. It's on Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (2007):
http://themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-review-of-northanger-abbey-2007.html

Jazzie said...

I've done my third review! it's another movie-musical but seeing as it's set in the 1870s I thought it would count :D
http://clothesofthepast.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-phantom-of-opera.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #22 is The Grapes of Wrath.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/02/the-grapes-of-wrath.html

birdienl said...

Just wanted to let you know I've posted two reviews for the PDC in February so far:

Bert and Dickie/The best of men (which are actually two movies, but I made 1 review of them)
http://birdienl.livejournal.com/81043.html

Wartime Farm:
http://birdienl.livejournal.com/80238.html

Kelly said...

This year I have been more addicted to period dramas than usual (it could be influenced by Downton).

I have watched Pride and Prejudice (1995 version), Bleak House (2005), and Tess of D'Ubervilles (2008). I am about to watch Parades End on HBO this week and then have Little Dorrit (2008), North and South (2004), Wives and Daughters (1999), Sense and Sensibility (2005, BBC), amongst others in my online libraries and DVDs ready. Since I am losing sleep and watching so many of them, maybe I could participate in this.

(Yes I have kids, a full time job, etc...I just seem to be losing sleep to watch everything :)

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Here's my second Pallisers review!

http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/02/palliserspart2review.html

Crafts4others said...

http://crafts4others.blogspot.com/2013/02/ivanhow-movie-review.html

Crafts4others said...

my second review http://crafts4others.blogspot.com/2013/02/oliver-musical-review.html

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I finally got one done! :-D

http://theworldofarhoswenwhiterose.blogspot.com/2013/02/downton-abbey-season-1-review-for.html

Hamlette said...

One more for February: http://hamlette.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-hasty-heart-1949.html

A WWII drama called "The Hasty Heart" -- that makes a total of 7 for me so far! Woohoo!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Good job on reviews for this month, we made it to 41 in February!

Here's the tag questions and recap for February: http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/03/february-recap-tag-questions.html

mom said...

I would love to join in on this challenge. Please add me to the list...hope it isn't too late! my blog is new, just started, www.momtalksmovies.blogspot.com
I will say I'll watch and review 10 period films...

Sarah said...

Here's my second review, for the BBC mini-series He Knew He Was Right:
http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/03/he-knew-he-was-right.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period Drama #23 is Casanova Brown.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/03/casanova-brown.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Here's my review for The Importance of Being Earnest
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-importance-of-being-earnest-2002.html

Hamlette said...

My first review for March is here! It's the 2005 version of P&P, and try not to faint when you read that I like it.

Miss Dashwood said...

My first review-- finally! http://miss-dashwood.blogspot.com/2013/03/north-and-south-review.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period Drama #24 is Noel Coward;s The Astonished Heart.

http://www.collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/03/noel-cowards-astonished-heart.html

Sarah said...

Here's my third review - the amazing 1995 Pride and Prejudice! http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/03/pride-and-prejudice-1995.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Next Pallisers Review:
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-pallisers-1974-episodes-15-19.html

BatZion said...

March review #1:

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/the-final-inquiry-review.html

Lizzie said...

My favorite! 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice.

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-review-pride-and-prejudice-1995.html

BatZion said...

March review: #2

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-the-duchess-and-the-devil-review.html

Hayden said...

March Review 1: (He Knew He Was Right) http://everystory-storygirl.blogspot.com/2013/03/he-knew-he-was-right-2004.html

March review 2: (The Old Curiosity Shop) http://everystory-storygirl.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-old-curiosity-shop-2007.html

Hamlette said...

My second review for March is here. It's "Jack the Giant Slayer," which is technically fantasy, but... it has medieval costumes and it's dramatic...

BatZion said...

March review #3:

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/anne-frank-review.html

Hamlette said...

Here is my third review for March, of "The Man with the Twisted Lip" (a Granada "Sherlock Holmes").

I believe this is my 10th review, so can you change my aim from Devotee to Fanatic?

Hamlette said...

Did I say "Twisted Lip" was my 2nd for March? I meant 3rd! Oops!

Hayden said...

I have my third and fourth reviews for march:

Snow White and the Huntsman: http://everystory-storygirl.blogspot.com/2013/03/snow-white-and-huntsman-2012.html

Mirror Mirror: http://everystory-storygirl.blogspot.com/2013/03/mirror-mirror.html

Hamlette said...

My fourth review for March is here -- it's of Laura (1944), one of my favorite movies ever.

Lizzie said...

My fifth review, Northanger Abbey.
http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-northanger-abbey-2007.html

BatZion said...

March review #4:

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/sense-and-sensibility-2008-review.html

Sarah said...

Here's my fourth, the 2007 Northanger Abbey: http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/03/northanger-abbey-2007.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #25 is The Barkley's of Broadway.

http://collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/03/the-barkleys-of-broadway.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #26 is Driftwood.

http://collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/03/driftwood-1947.html

Melody said...

Oh! My first review! I nearly forgot. ;)
http://regencydelight-janeaustenetc.blogspot.com/2013/03/lark-rise-to-candleford-part-1-of-2.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Period drama #27 is Sis Hopkins

http://collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/04/sis-hopkins.html

birdienl said...

Wrote another review, just too late for the March count though...
Call the Midwife series 2: http://birdienl.livejournal.com/83005.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

I've been so far behind on this. Here is my final Pallisers review.

http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-pallisers-1974-episodes-20-26.html

Miss Laurie, I think you might enjoy The Pallisers. They have all of it on Youtube if you're interested.

BatZion said...

A little late on this one... but I did watch it in March, so if you could include it in your recap I'd be grateful!

March Review #5:
http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-the-frogs-and-the-lobsters.html

Stephanie said...

http://my-eccentricitee.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-film-review-lincoln.html

http://my-eccentricitee.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-film-reveiw-emma-1996.html

http://my-eccentricitee.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-film-review-mansfield-park-1983.html

Lindylit said...

Finally got round to watching film number 2, i knew this would be a slow process.

http://lindylit.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/jane-eyre-2011/

Here is the link to my review of the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre.

Lizzie said...

My sixth review, "The Importance of Being Earnest" (2002).
http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-importance-of-being-earnest-2002.html

Also, still eagerly awaiting the update of the March recap! =)

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Review for Nicholas NIckleby (2002)

http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-nicholas-nickleby-2002.html

Maddie Rose said...

Here's my Wives and Daughters Review! This is either my fourth or fifth review. http://themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/04/wives-and-daughters.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

#28 is Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman.

http://collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/04/les-miserables-2012.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

#29 is Australia

http://collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/04/australia.html

Sarah said...

Fifth review -- The Illusionist, starring Edward Norton: http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-illusionist.html

Beverly said...

Review #1 for Emma BBC 2009.

http://beverlyfarr.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/emma-bbc-2009/

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

April has come to an end and May is here! Keep up the good work everyone!

April Recap & Tag Questions: http://old-fashionedcharm.blogspot.com/2013/05/april-recap-tag-questions.html

Sarah said...

Review number six! Midnight in Paris. http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/04/midnight-in-paris.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/alice-in-wonderland-review.html

Lizzie said...

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-midnight-in-paris-2011.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Here's my review for The Mill on the Floss (1997)
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-mill-on-floss-1997.html

Jazzie said...

I did have a bit of a break, but I have come back and done another review! http://clothesofthepast.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/marie-antoinette-2006.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

My Review of Mr. Selfridge: Series 1
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-mr-selfridge-series-1-2013.html

Maddie Rose said...

Here's my review for Lorna Doone! http://themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/05/lorna-doone-review.html

Collar City Brownstone said...

Number 30 is The Scarlet Pimpernel.

http://collarcitybrownstone.com/2013/05/the-scarlet-pimpernel-1934.html

Sarah said...

2013 The Great Gatsby: http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-great-gatsby-2013.html

Lizzie said...

My review of The Great Gatsby.

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/05/review-great-gatsby-2013.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-mutiny-review.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-retribution-review.html

Miss Melody Muffin said...

Miss Laurie,
I very much regret to say I have to 'downsize' to a different category. I've been having computer problems and since I watch pretty much everything on my computer, it has put a serious kink in my watching schedule. I'm going with Period Film Admirer and will do my best to post five reviews this month.

Sigh. I was really hoping to be able to see and review 12-15 films... but Life decided otherwise. :)

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Review for Somewhere in Time
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-somewhere-in-time.html

Maddie Rose said...

Here's a book/movie review of Rebecca! Hope you enjoy! http://www.themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/06/rebecca.html

Lizzie said...

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-war-horse-2011.html

War Horse!

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/pearl-harbor-review.html

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

My Review for The Inheritance
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-inheritance-1997.html

Marcia Pilar said...

This sounds like so much fun. Films inspire a lot of creativity in me, but I typically don't do extensive reviews, I'll just comment here and there. I'll take a movie and create something and perhaps highlight the positives while weaving a few threads of Grace into it.
LOVE your idea. Must visit again soon to read some more.
xoxo's

Sarah said...

My eighth review, War Horse: http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/06/war-horse.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-loyalty-review.html

Sarah said...

Jack the Giant Slayer: http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/06/jack-giant-slayer.html

Miss Melody Muffin said...

I very much regret to say, I have to drop out of the challenge. Unexpected circumstances means I will not even be able to post five reviews before the end of the challenge.

Miss Laurie, thank you for hosting this challenge and I'm sorry I have to drop out. I hope the rest of you have fun!!!

Maddie Rose said...

http://www.themaddrose.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-review-of-pride-prejudice-1995.html

Here is my review of Pride & Prejudice '95

This should be my 7th

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Here's my review for Little Women (1978)
http://elegance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-little-women-1978.html

Lizzie said...

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-stardust-2007.html

Stardust.

Sarah said...

Stardust! http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/06/stardust.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/hornblower-duty-review.html

Lizzie said...

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/06/review-loves-labours-lost-2000.html

"Love's Labour's Lost"

Sarah said...

http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-prestige.html
The Prestige.

Lizzie said...

http://hopefulaspiringhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/07/review-persuasion-2007.html

Persuasion (2007)

Sarah said...

Number twelve! 2007 Persuasion: http://howtowatchamotionpicture.blogspot.com/2013/07/persuasion-2007.html

BatZion said...

http://fhgcreations.weebly.com/ever-after-review.html

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Rewind of my participation in the Period Drama Challenge COMPLETED AND POSTED HERE
Many thanks for the enjoyable diversion, Miss Laurie =))

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Reviews posted for:
Pride & Prejudice 1995
Pride & Prejudice 2005
Emma 1996 A&E
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
The Last Time I Saw Paris

Admirer level completed - YAY!

Laura Morrigan said...

I will hopefully be able to do this. I am a bit behind on reviews from last year still, but I hope I will be able to do this soon! Maybe I should do this year's reviews first.

I am also reading a lot of classics written by women this year, and will hopefully do some reviews soon, if anyone is interested, keep an eye on my blog :)

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