What is your favorite Austen book?
About that…I've only ever finished Pride and Prejudice, but I did really like that, so we'll go with good ol' P&P. I've also read a good bit of Northanger Abbey, which I like.
One Austen movie you dislike the most?
Hmm…I don't think there's an Austen movie that I really dislike…I'll admit that I wasn't overly fond of the 1983 Mansfield Park, but it wasn't awful.
I think this is going to be everyone's favorite question to answer:D I was thinking of too many and the noggin was getting a little fried, so I narrowed it down to two (and I'm going to make them bigger than I usually do, because they look better that way).
I love the costuming in Cinderella, especially this dress that Ella's mom wears. Look at the beautiful florals! And I really like how they added the touch of Ella continuing to wear that little pink apron.
All of the dresses are stellar in Belle, but this magenta piece of gorgeous is what caught really caught my eye the first time I watched it. So. Beautiful. Although I wouldn't object to a slightly higher neckline. (My second favorite of her garments is the lavender one, by the by. 'Cause I know y'all were dying to know;) )
Least favorite hairstyle?
Lady Harriet's--whatever that was in Wives and Daughters. What in heaven's name did she do to her hair. What was wrong with it before, pray?
Favorite film adaptation to Austen's books?
The 2008 version of Sense and Sensibility, followed by the 2009 Emma.
Favorite Downton Abbey character?
I don't really watch DA anymore, but when I did, hmm…I loved…William, I think his name was? The servant Daisy married as he was dying? And then Matthew and Sybil and Tom and Granny:D
Favorite BBC show?
WHAT JUST HAPPENED. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. I like…want this as a poster now.
This show has basically seared itself into my affections with pain and beauty. (Wow. Cheesy much?) But seriously. The love is strong. As is the pain.
Lark Rise to Candleford
This is a much 'easier' show than my other two picks, but it's still a sweet, elegant drama that's very endearing.
Call the Midwife
This show is absobloominlutely great. It can be very, very hard to watch, but IT IS SO GOOD. You must watch it. And then we must fangirl.
Favorite Austen heroine?
Hmm…probably either Anne Elliot or Fanny Price.
One BBC you watched which you disliked very much?
I don't think I've seriously disliked a BBC (at least, one isn't coming to mind), but I'm not that fond of Little Dorrit. I know. I'm a terrible person;-P
Colin Firth or Matthew Macfadyen?
I'm assuming this refers to the Darcy debate, but I'm going to take it as just an actor thing. In that case, I'd have to say Colin Firth. I like Matthew Macfadyen, but I haven't seen him in very many movies, so I'll go with Firth, because he can play many different character types well. And he's very gifted comically;)
"I have no idea where that came from."
Jane Austen, Margaret Mitchell, or Lucy Maud Montgomery?
Lucy Maud Montgomery. I love her dreamy-ful way of writing, especially how she sees the magic in nature.
Which Charlotte--Claudie Blakley or Lucy Scott?
Now, that takes some thought. I used to vastly prefer Lucy Scott, for the loathsomely shallow reason that my little-girl-self considered her prettier. But, then my mother pointed out to me that Claudie Blakley makes Charlotte more real, more likable. So I don't know. I like both portrayals.
Thanks so much for the tag, Morg! It was tons of fun:)
And I tag…
Everyone! Whoever wants to answer these, please do so! I've tagged a bunch of people recently, so I don't want to put any additional "pressure" on them. So please, if you want to do this, consider yourself officially tagged by me:D (And let me know if you do so that I can read your answers!)