Miss Laurie has posted the Period Drama Challenge recap for February here on her blog -- check it out to find links to all the movies people watched and reviewed this past month for the challenge.
Here are my answers to her latest tag :-)
1. What period dramas did you view in February?
I've watched and reviewed The Mark of Zorro (1974), Shane (1953), and Risen (2016). I also watched The Lone Ranger (2013), This Gun for Hire (1942), And Now Tomorrow (1944), and Whispering Smith (1948), but didn't review them, though I've reviewed The Lone Ranger twice before (here and here).
2. What is your favorite period drama musical?
Guys and Dolls (1955). It introduced me to Damon Runyon, now one of my favorite authors. I love the snappy, stylized dialog, the songs, and particularly the performances of Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons as Sky Masterson and Sister Sarah.
3. If you could order up an adaptation of your favorite classic book, what would it be and who would star?
It would be yet another adaptation of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, since that's my favorite classic book. I'd like to see Hugh Jackman tackle Mr. Rochester (and by "like," I mean "I would go see it every single day for months"), and I think Alicia Vikander would be an intriguing Jane -- she's probably too pretty, but then, Hugh Jackman's too handsome to be Mr. Rochester too, so whatever. (And yes, he's 20 years older than she is, but I Don't Care.)
4. If you could be a famous royal from history, who would you be and why?
Hmm. I guess Queen Victoria might be interesting -- the world changed so much during her reign. But I've never had a great desire to be royalty, so not something I've given much thought to.
5. What period dramas are you looking forward to viewing in March 2016?
I'm hoping to watch One Night with the King (2006), Two Years Before the Mast (1946), This Gun for Hire (1942), And Now Tomorrow (1944), and The Blue Dahlia (1946). Beyond that, who knows? I'll most likely sneak a western or two in there too.
Though, quick note -- Miss Laurie says anything set in a time period up through the 1940s works for the challenge, but do things set in the '40s that were also filmed in the '40s count? Since they aren't portraying a time period other than their own? What do you think?