Jane Eyre (2011), Cary Fukunaga


Anonymous asked: Hi, can you recommend some good period show/movies?

wednesdaydreams:

Mini Series

  • Brideshead Revisited (1981) (w Jeremy Irons)
  • Henry VIII & His Six Wives (1994)
  • Pride and Prejudice (1995) (w Colin Firth) (the beginnings of mass hysteria over a period film figure lololol)
  • Daniel Deronda (2002)
  • Charles II: The Power & the Passion (2003) (w Rufus Sewell, Helen McCrory, Rupert Graves)
  • Henry VIII (2003) (w Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Ray Winstone) 
  • North & South (2004) (Richard Armitage. This is the one drama/miniseries that caused mass hysteria)
  • Elizabeth I (2005) (Helen Mirren & Jeremy Irons)
  • The Virgin Queen (2005) (Anne Marie Duff and Tom Hardy)
  • Jane Eyre (2006) (Ruth Wilson)
  • Sense & Sensibility (2008)
  • Little Dorritt (2008)
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008) (Gemma Arterton & Eddie Redmayne)
  • The Devil’s Whore (2008) (Michael Fassbender, Andrea Riseborough)
  • Emma (2009) (Romola Garai & Jonny Lee Miller)
  • Wuthering Heights (2009) (Tom Hardy) 
  • The Pillars of the Earth (2010) (Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell)
  • Any Human Heart (2010) (Matthew MacFadyen, Hayley Atwell, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger)
  • The Crimson Petal and the White (2011) (Romola Garai & Gillian Anderson
  • Mildred Pierce (2011) (Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood)
  • Birdsong (2012) (Eddie Redmayne, Clemence Poesy)
  • Parade’s End (2012) (Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall)
  • Restless (Hayley Atwell , Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery)
  • Great Expectations (2013) (Gillian Anderson)

STRONGLY DO NOT RECOMMEND: THE WHITE QUEEN unless you want to get VERY ANGRY about potentially awesome female characters being HORRIBLY WRITTEN. WILL ONLY RECOMMEND BECAUSE I LOVED ANEURIN BARNARD AND DAVID OAKES 

ALSO DO NOT RECOMMEND: NEW WORLDS. TERRIBLE SEQUEL TO THE DEVI’S WHORE. WTF???

TV Series 

  • Downton Abbey
  • The Bletchley Circle
  • The Hour
  • Mad Men
  • Outlander
  • The Borgias
  • The Tudors
  • Penny Dreadful
  • The Musketeers
  • The Paradise
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Movies 

We’d be around here forever if I unleashed the entire catalog of period films I’d recommend, so I’m going to narrow down to a list of films I think are lesser known, that more people should watch. For full list of recommended period films, please go here 

  • Northanger Abbey (2007 TV movie with Felicity Jones)
  • Persuasion (2007 TV Movie with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry Jones)
  • Angel (2007) (Romola Garai & Michael Fassbender)
  • Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) 
  • Camille (1936) (Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor)
  • Cheri (2009) (Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates)
  • Christine (1958) (Alain Delon & Romy Schneider)
  • Cracks (2009) (Eva Green)
  • The Edge of Love (2008) (Keira Knightley, Cillian Murphy)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (2012) (set in 1930s Shanghai with Zhang Ziyi)
  • Dangerous Beauty (1998)
  • The Banquet (2006) (loose adaptation of Hamlet with Zhang Ziyi and Zhou Xun)
  • Red Cliff I & II (2009-2009)
  • Jezebel (1938)
  • La Reine Margot (1994)
  • Quartet (1981)
  • The Story of Adele H (1975)
  • Tess (1979)
  • Maurice (1987)
  • Nosferatu (1979)
  • The Innocents (1961)
  • Howard’s End (1987)
  • A Room With a View (1985)
  • Remains of the Day (1993)
  • The King and The Clown (2005)
  • The Sword with No Name (2009)
  • That Hamilton Woman (1941)
  • 8 Women (2002)
  • Far From Heaven (2002)
  • Made in Dagenham (2008)
  • Vera Drake (2004)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
  • Populaire (2012)
  • The Age of innocence (1993) 
  • Masquerade (2012)
  • The Invisible Women (2013)
  • Belle (2014)


The Virgin Suicides (1999) directed by Sofia Coppola



Girl, Interrupted, dir. by James Mangold, (1999)



Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted, dir. by James Mangold (1999)



Daisies/Sedmikrásky (1966), Věra Chytilová



Emma Roberts in Palo Alto, dir. by Gia Coppola.



It’s about a girl who gets turned into a swan and she needs love to break the spell, but her prince falls for the wrong girl so she kills herself.

Black Swan (2010)



Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)



bluemavor:

Run like your life depends on it; because it does.

The Maze Runner (2014)