What fun! A new challenge, hosted by Miss Laurie at Old Fashioned Charm. As I adore watching period drama, I just had to join in with the challenge!
I have chosen to a Period Film Fanatic, which means I will watch and review 12 to 15 period dramas during the above time frame. Just between you and me, I would probably watch that many anyway!
From Miss Laurie, here are the requirements:
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)
So far I have:
Picnic At Hanging Rock - filmed in 1975, set in 1900.
My Brilliant Career - filmed in 1979, set in 1897.
The Piano - filmed in 1993, set in 1851.
Oscar and Lucinda - filmed in 1997, set in mid 1800s.
Rabbit Proof Fence - filmed in 2002, set in 1931.
Phar Lap - filmed in 1983, set in late 1920s/early 1930s.
The Lighthorsemen - filmed in 1987, set in 1917.
Gallipoli - filmed in 1981, set in 1915.
Ned Kelly - filmed in 2003, set in 1870s.
Against The Wind - filmed in 1978, set between 1798-1812.
Banished - filmed in 2015, set in 1788.
All The Rivers Run - filmed in 1983, set in 1890s.
The Water Diviner - filmed in 2014, set in 1919.
The Battlers- filmed in 1994, set in the Great Depression.
The Sullivans - filmed between 1976 and 1983, set from 1939-1945.
Changi - filmed in 2001, set in 1999 and 1942-45.
Well, that is sixteen choices already, just in the Australian list. And I have more to choose from - and that doesn't include heaps of others that I would like to review as well! Like The King's Speech, A Royal Night Out, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill and Came Down a Mountain, Miss Potter, Girl With A Pearl Earring and on and on!
I will plan on posting a review on Saturdays (maybe not every week!) and will start this Saturday with a review of Banished as I just collected it from the library.
I am not sure if I will be able to get hold of all these titles - some of them may be a bit obscure now - but I will try my best.
I cannot wait to see what everyone else decides to watch and review.