1. What period dramas have you watched in March?
I haven't had much opportunity to watch anything new in March since school has gotten so busy lately (I'm working on a big sewing project right now for one of my classes which I will post about when I'm done with it).
2. How many adaptations of Jane Eyre have you seen? Do you have a favorite?
|Various screenshots from Jane Eyre (1983)|
3. Do you prefer period drama villains who are cleverly cunning or downright diabolical?
Not that I like villains at all, but if I have to pick, cleverly cunning. Sure, the villain could act like a complete jerk, but at the very least, you could say that he thought things through and was clever. Besides, a diabolical villain is always the worst kind of villain: a cleverly cunning villain has a small chance of being misunderstood, but a diabolical one doesn't have much of a chance of it.
4. How often does watching a period drama make you want to read the book it's based on?
Very often. I know I'm going to anger some people by saying this, but nine times out of ten I watch the period drama before reading the book. I like that after I see the period drama and then read the book that I can keep events straight in the book as I'm reading them (plus I notice the differences from the book and movie and I remember them). But why do I bother reading the book after seeing the adaptation? Well, I want to get more of the details that the adaptation leaves out, like why a character acts the way they do.
5. What older period drama would you like to see a remake of?
|Promotional shot of Fanny Price from the play |
version of Mansfield Park
|From the 2007 Northanger Abbey: great casting, lousy script.|