Lovers of costume drama...

(65 Posts)
TomDudgeon Mon 18-Mar-13 20:58:40

What are your top five favourites?

I'm expecting lots of North and Souths and the Firth P&P
Hoping I might find something new that's not so well known like bright star

WhenIsBedtime Mon 18-Mar-13 21:07:28

Not sure if these qualify as costume dramas, but I love...

Casanova with David Tennant
The Tudors with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Merlin with Colin Morgan
Downton Abbey with Maggie Smith
Game of Thrones with Peter Dinklage

Lurleene Mon 18-Mar-13 22:13:51

Loved Bright Star..
Some suggestions:

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - any version.
Vanity Fair with Natasha Little.
The Crimson Petal and the White with Romola Garai
Far from the Madding Crowd with Nathaniel Parker
Charles II with Rufus Sewell

Clayhead Mon 18-Mar-13 22:18:52

North & South grin

Wives & Daughters
He Knew He Was Right
The Way We Live Now
Bleak House
Little Dorrit

Lurleene Mon 18-Mar-13 22:22:45

Also Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst, it is very slow but worth sticking with.

A film I saw recently, A Royal Affair, which is Danish and subtitled and not so well known, was great. It is a true story, but as I am not familiar with Danish history like I am with British I found the story very intriguing.

Also have you seen the series Desperate Romantics with Rafe Spall? It is about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and very good fun.

TunipTheVegedude Mon 18-Mar-13 22:23:23

Persuasion with Amanda Root

Can I have 'Lost in Austen' with Gemma Arterton and Jemima Rooper, or doesn't it count?

TomDudgeon Tue 19-Mar-13 07:37:52

I love lost in Austen
Have what you want grin

Some good suggestions
Some I've seen, some not and some I've obviously seen the wrong version such as vanity fair with Witherspoon

I'm currently watching R P-J as went worth again but will find all the new ideas and get them lined up
Happy grin

TunipTheVegedude Tue 19-Mar-13 09:03:02

One just for you TomDudgeon:

The 1980s adaptation of Coot Club and The Big Six, called Swallows And Amazons Forever.

TomDudgeon Tue 19-Mar-13 13:21:02

Ooh
I've seen the swallows and amazons film (a few times blush)
But didn't know there were others
Will hunt that out and get the kids to watch it with me, especially as we're in norfolk and their grandparents have a boat on the broads.
Brilliant thank you

TomDudgeon Tue 19-Mar-13 13:24:41

Though not sure on the title if its the broads lot. Only the Ds met them though of course he meant them to meet (cootsin the north)

TunipTheVegedude Tue 19-Mar-13 13:41:19

here it is

Yes, the title is silly. I always hoped it meant they were going to adapt more of the books, but they didn't.

TomDudgeon Thu 21-Mar-13 16:39:48

Thanks
is on order grin

Pancakeflipper Thu 21-Mar-13 16:55:31

Bleak House - the one with Anna whatshername.
Most P&P's
Great Expectations
Cranford

Pancakeflipper Thu 21-Mar-13 16:56:02

Oooh and Little Women. The Black and white version.

Mama1980 Thu 21-Mar-13 17:00:40

North and south smile
Amanda root/Kieran hinds persuasion
Daniel Deronda
A respectable trade
Frenchmans creek
Poldark- so bad its good once you get into it.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 21-Mar-13 17:04:00

I really liked Lark Rise to Candleford blush

There is something really nice about watching something where the disasters are always small scale smile

Emma with Romolo Garai and Johnny Lee Miller.
Persuasion with Amanda Root
Casanova was really good

Can't think of any others apart from the obvious ones.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 21-Mar-13 17:04:26

Pancake - the one with Katherine Hepburn as Jo?

Pancakeflipper Thu 21-Mar-13 17:06:53

Yes Alba ! I think it being black and white just adds to the melodrama.

Chubfuddler Thu 21-Mar-13 17:17:01

YY to Bleak House, He Knew He Was Right and The Way We Live Now. All utterly devastating mind you. Sobbed my way through the last couple of eps of Bleak House. The female leads were all amazing.

ppeatfruit Fri 22-Mar-13 11:45:23

I can honestly say that Brightstar is the best film of ANY type costume or not (apart from West Side Story) that I have ever seen I got the DVD and I heart it!!!!!

Alibaba I also enjoyed Lark Rise though the book is better!

TomDudgeon Fri 22-Mar-13 16:18:27

I have made a list

Ppear I adored bright star too even if I do sob like anything when watching it

ppeatfruit Fri 22-Mar-13 16:27:16

Yes me also grin sad it's like going into another world; the skill of the director Jane Campion ? is amazing.

DrCoconut Sat 23-Mar-13 00:08:11

The Duchess and Barry Lyndon are among our favourites. And I love Amadeus even though it is not exactly a serious film.

BOEUF Sat 23-Mar-13 00:11:03

You definitely saw the wrong version of Vanity Fair! Natasha Little is perfect as Becky Sharp. Have you seen Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds?

out2lunch Sat 23-Mar-13 00:17:37

yy to p&p and vf with natasha little

brideshead
i capture the castle
amadeus
cold comfort farm
love in a cold climate
the chamomile lawn

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