Serena 2014 (US 2015) Amazon On Demand

 

Serena 2014 (c.1930s)

Title:
 Serena  2015  (Amazon On Demand)
Rate:
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Era:
 Post Edwardian  1930 s
Genre
 Drama
Plot:
Adapted from the novel by Ron Rash, director Susanne Bier’s romantic period drama Serena details the deteriorating relationship between North Carolina timber magnate George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his fiercely independent, entrepreneurial-minded wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) following a devastating miscarriage. A woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and relishes the opportunity for manual labor in the forest, the enigmatic Serena subsequently grows intensely jealous of the woman who previously bore her husband a son, and quickly begins to unravel over suspicions that George is sheltering his illegitimate family. Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones co-star.

Director:
 Susanne Bier
Writer / Screenplay:
 Christopher Kyle (screenplay), Ron Rash (based on the book by)
Major Cast:
 Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans
Film Locations:
  • Czech Republic
  • Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Denmark
Links:

Vanity Fair 1998

Vanity Fair 1998

Title:
 Vanity Fair 1998     (TV mini 1998-1999)
Rate:
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Era:
Georgian  (Napoleonic Era)  1805
Genre
  TV Miniseries, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Drama
Plot:
By Daisy Miller: This version of Vanity Fair is from the 1998 A&E six-episode TV mini-series. Set in 19th century London, this is William Thackeray’s story of two very different women in English society. The main character is beautiful but devious, Becky Sharp, played impeccably by Natasha Little. This character seems very much like strong-willed and determined Scarlett OHara in “Gone With the Wind.” Becky’s best friend, subtly attractive and good-hearted Amelia Sedley, is the other lead. This character seems very much like sweet and trusting Melanie in “Gone With the Wind.” As these two women weave their lives into those of their friends and family, it becomes fascinating to watch Becky’s expert manipulations toward her own personal gains and Amelia’s wallowing in self-pity and remorse over her circumstances. Becky uses the emotions of others (mostly men) to get what she wants. When one idea falters, she is ready with another, never giving up hope of accumulating wealth and position. Amelia, on the other hand, is controlled by her own emotions. She is unable to rise above her station as she clings to erroneous romantic fantasies of love and loyalty. Superbly produced in every aspect and a grand film for period piece lovers if one can invest the time of nearly six hours of viewing.

Spoilers in this Fan Video

Director:
 Marc Munden
Writer / Screenplay:
 Andrew Davies | William Makepeace Thackeray
Major Cast:
  Natasha Little, Frances Grey, David Ross, Philip Glenister, Michele Dotrice, Janine Duvitski, Nathaniel Parker, Jeremy Swift, Tom Ward
Film Locations:
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Claydon House, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(German Bad Pumpernickel Hotel interiors)
Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Miserden, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Paris, France
Pittville Pump Room, Pittville Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, England, UK
(Lord Steyne’s house)
Rhine Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Stowe Landscape Gardens, Stowe School, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(Hyde Park/other London parks)
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
(Brighton scenes)
Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
(ballroom scene)
Wales, UK
Warwickshire, England, UK
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Northanger Abbey 2007

Northanger Abbey 2007

Title:
 Northanger Abbey 2007
Rate:
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Era:
Georgian 1978
Genre
 Romance
Plot:
 Northanger Abbey was filmed in England and first telecast in the U.S. on December 2, 1987. This 90-minute adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1818 novel incorporates the author’s usual interconnecting themes of true love and acquisition of wealth, and tosses in a little Gothic mystery for good measure. Katherine Schlesinger stars as the 17-year-old heroine, who has been encouraged to seek out a suitably rich husband while on holiday in Bath. She finds the love of her life, and also more excitement than she ever dreamt possible. Veteran British movie personality Googie Withers is cast as a mercenary matron. Northanger Abbey was PBS’ second Masterpiece Theatre presentation of the 1987-88 season

Director:
 Jon Jones
Writer / Screenplay:
 Jane Austen, Andrew Davies
Major Cast:
 Felicity Jones, JJ Feild, Carey Mulligan, William Beck, Catherine Walker
Film Locations:
  • Ardbraccan House, County Meath, Ireland
    (Fullerton church and rectory)
  • Charleville Forest Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland
  • Dublin Castle, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
    (Beechen Cliff scenic walk)
  • Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Higginsbrook, Trim, County Meath, Ireland
    (rectory at Fullerton)
  • King’s Inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
    (Bath)
  • Lismore Castle, Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
    (Northanger Abbey)
Links:
 PBS [us]
 Gallery Full Film 1:32
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Little Dorrit 2008

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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors’ prison in London. Amy and her family’s world is transformed when her boss’s son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family’s mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

 

 

 

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The Affair of the Necklace 2001

The Affair of the Necklace

Title:
Affair of the Necklace  2001
Rate:
Era:
 Georgian  1781
Genre
 Historical Romantic Drama
Plot:
 In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family’s fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklaceBased on a true story.

Director:
 Charles Shyer
Writer / Screenplay:
John Sweet
Major Cast:
Hilary Swank as Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois
Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Louis de Rohan
Christopher Walken as Count Cagliostro
Simon Baker as Rétaux de Villette
Adrien Brody as Nicholas de Lamotte
Joely Richardson as Marie Antoinette
Brian Cox as Baron de Breteuil/Narrator
Simon Shackleton as King Louis XVI
Hermione Gulliford as Nicole Leguay d’Oliva
Hayden Panettiere as Young Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois
Film Locations:
 Alincourt, Ardennes, France
Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
(studio)
Chateau Kacina, Czech Republic
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne, France
Compiègne, Oise, France
Dobrís, Czech Republic
Lednice, Czech Republic
Paris, France
Prague, Czech Republic
St. Barbara’s Cathedral, Kutná Hora, Stredoceský, Czech Republic
Valtice, Czech Republic
Versailles, Yvelines, FranceR
Links:
 IMDB

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The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999
Title:
 The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999
Rate:
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Era:
 Georgian (French Revolution)  1793
Genre
 Adventure
Plot:
 Baroness Orczy’s frequently filmed adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel has been the subject of two different British TV series, the second of which aired nearly half a century after the first. Debuting on BBC1 on January 24, 1999, the “new” Scarlet Pimpernel was, like its predecessor, set during the dark days of the French Revolution. The estimable Richard E. Grant starred as Sir Percy Blakeney, an insufferably haughty British dandy. Unbeknownst to virtually everyone (including his wife, Marguerite, played by American actress Elizabeth McGoven), Sir Percy spent his evenings in the guise of the dashing, fearless Scarlet Pimpernel, savior of many French noblepersons who would otherwise have been condemned to the guillotine by the Revolutionary Tribunal. Together with a small band of confederates, the “damn’d elusive Pimpernel” enjoyed nothing more than thoroughly confounding his perennial nemesis, the skulking Citizen Chauvelin (Martin Shaw). Though played with tongue firmly in cheek, the series boasted some pretty impressive fencing sequences, staged by the talented Terry Walsh. Six 90-minute episodes of The Scarlet Pimpernel were seen in Britain in weekly clusters of three each, the last one airing on November 1, 2000. The series was produced in association with the American A&E cable channel, which ran the six episodes on a monthly rather than weekly basis.

http://youtu.be/NrghcLCG-xM

Director:
 see   IMDB
Writer / Screenplay:
 see   IMDB
Major Cast:
 Richard E. Grant
Martin Shaw
Elizabeth McGovern
Film Locations:
  • Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Brno, Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Litomysl, Czech Republic
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Salmovsky Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
    (Palais de Justice)
  • Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK
    (Blakeney mansion)
  • Zatec, Czech Republic
Links:
 See Series 1 on You Tube
Nominated for a BAFTA

Trivia

The Scarlet Pimpernel was filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, for its resemblance to 18th century Paris (and absence of satellite dishes).
As of 2014, none of the episodes from the second season have ever been released for purchase in North America.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel and Vanity Fair were both in production at the same time as series one, which made it a challenge for the costume department to locate enough boots and clothing to outfit all the extras.

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One Night with the King 2006

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Title:
 One Night with the King 2006
Rate:
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Era:
Ancient (486-465BC)
Genre:
 Historical, Biblical
Plot:
 This biblical drama chronicles the legend of Hadassah, a beautiful Jewish orphan who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts a plan to annihilate Jews.

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Director:
 Michael O. Sajbel
Writer / Screenplay:
 Stephan Blinn (screenplay)
Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen (novel)
Major Cast:
 Tiffany Dupont,
John Rhys-Davies,
Luke Goss,
Film Locations:
 Dallas, Texas, USA
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Links:
Full Movie

IMDB

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Firelight 1997

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Title:

Firelight 1997

Rate:
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Era:
Victorian 1838
Plot:
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father’s debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter’s governess, and she can’t reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa.

http://youtu.be/CvDZaJj1iBU

Director:
William Nicholson
Writer / Screenplay:
William Nicholson
Major Cast:
Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt
Film Locations:
Calvados, France Firle Place, West Firle, East Sussex, England, UK Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio interiors)
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THE GREAT FIRE (of London) 2014

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ANDREW BUCHAN, CHARLES DANCE IN 17TH CENTURY LONDON
After a very long wait British ITV has finally released a teaser for their upcoming new historical series THE GREAT FIRE which will air this Autumn. Starring Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Daniel Mays, Jack Huston and Oliver Jackson Cohen,
4 episode series

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT FIRE tells the story of exhausted baker Thomas Farriner who forgets to close his ovens, sparking a terrible blaze which threatens to destroy 17th century London. Family members are lost amongst the fleeing crowds whilst desperate refugees fight, loot and riot to survive. Amid the horror, the personal stories of those caught in the disaster stand out against the flames; Frantic with worry, Sarah, a penniless widow searches for her missing son; Famous diarist Samuel Pepys’ burning ambition to become the King’s confidant threatens his marriage more than the blaze outside his door; A pleasure-seeking King struggles to tame his wild side and become the leader his people need. At the heart of the story is the tragic baker, distracted by an agonising dilemma, who makes a simple mistake with devastating consequences.
https://youtu.be/acyERCXJF-o

Daniel Deronda 2002

Last weeks puzzle: Visitor Jo correctly identified the frame from the Forsyte Saga

 Daniel Deronda 2002

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The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel Deronda harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. But when he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get even more complicated.

Cast:
Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Greta Scacchi, Amanda Root, David Bamber, Allan Corduner, Anna Steel, Nicholas Day, Jodhi May, Celia Imrie, Daniel Evans, Michael Attwell, Edward Fox
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Sorry, no trailers for this but the entire 4 episodes are on YouTube