far from the madding crowd 2014

anonymous asked:

Hey. I love the new blog! Can you please give some movie recs? I saw you said you were focusing on British cinema so include some of that please? :) thank you!

Sure thing! I tried to not go for the blarringly obvious films so.

British Cinema 

  • 2001 Space Odyssey (1968)
  • A Brief Encounter (1945)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • About Time (2013) 
  • An Education (2009)
  • Anna Karenina (2012)
  • Atonement (2007)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
  • Brighton Rock (2010)
  • Cemetery Junction (2010)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Control (2007)
  • Dorian Gray (2009)
  • Easy Virtue (2008)
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  • Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)
  • Filth (2013)
  • Finding Neverland (2004)
  • Four Weddings And  A Funeral 
  • Frank (2014)
  • Glorious 39 (2009)
  • God Help The Girl (2014)
  • In Bruges (2008)
  • Kingsman (2015)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Miss Potter (2006) 
  • Mr. Turner (2014)
  • My Week With Marilyn (2011)
  • Naked (1993)
  • Never Let Me Go (2010)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Nowhere Boy (2009)
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  • Pride (2014)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Rush (2013)
  • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)
  • Shame (2011)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • Starter For Ten (2006)
  • Submarine (2010)
  • The Boat That Rocked (2009)
  • The Double (2013)
  • The Duchess (2008
  • The Imitation Game (2014)
  • The History Boys (2005)
  • The King’s Speech (2010)
  • The Riot Club (2014) 
  • The Theory of Everything(2014)
  • The Young Victoria (2009)
  • Trainspotting(1996)
  • The Cornetto Trilogy - Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End
  • U Want Me 2 Kill Him?(2013)
  • War Horse (2011)
  • Wilde (1997)

BBC TV Films 

  • Toast (2010)
  • Enid (2009)
  • The Lady Vanishes (2013)
  • Birdsong (Technically a 2 part drama)(basically a film)(2012)
  • We’ll Take Manhattan (2012)
  • An Inspector Calls (2015)

Some US Film Faves

  • A Single Man (2009)
  • Alfie (2004)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Broken Flowers (2005)
  • Cry Baby (1990)
  • Drive (2011)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Gambit (2012)
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Inglorious Basterds (2009)
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013)
  • Marie Antoinette (2006)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  • Moulin Rouge (2001)
  • North By Northwest (1959)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Requiem For A Dream (2000)
  • Secret Window (2004)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
  • Stoker (2013)
  • The Dreamers (2003)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  • The Painted Veil (2006)
  • The Others (2001)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

More Foreign films(this list is sadly short)(i’m working on it)

  • Battle Royale(Japan) (2000)
  • Before the Fall // Napola - Elite für den Führer (Germany)(2004)
  • Boys // Jongens (The Netherlands) (2014)
  • Coco Before Chanel // Coco Avant Chanel (France) (2009)
  • I Killed My Mother // J'ai tué ma mère (Canada/France) (2009)
  • In The Mood For Love //  花樣年華 (Hong-Kong)(2000)
  • Mommy (Canada/France)(2014)
  • My Life to Live // Vivre Sa Vie(France)(1962)
  • Soulless / Духless (Russia) (2011)
  • The Artist (France) (2010)
  • The President (Georgia) (2014)
  • The Way He Looks // Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (Brazill)(2014)

anonymous asked:

i saw u tag that last photoset as #period drama.. i Love period dramas .. do u have any particular faves? 👀

hoo boy, i hope you like long, comprehensive lists, because you just asked me the right question.


bright star (2009)
a room with a view (1985)
far from the madding crowd (2015)
jane eyre (2011)
pride and prejudice (2005)
love and friendship (2016)
hidden figures (2017)
dead poets society (1989)
chariots of fire (1981)
the theory of everything (2014)
to walk invisible (2016)
la révolution française (1989)
testament of youth (2014)
seven samurai (1954)
all quiet on the western front (1930)
the importance of being earnest (2002)
wuthering heights (2011)


jane eyre (2006)
bbc’s pride and prejudice (1995)
peaky blinders (2013-present)
miss fisher’s murder mysteries (2012-present)
bbc’s north and south (2004)
itv’s victoria (2016-present)
the tenant of wildfell hall (1996)
black sails (2014)


maurice (1987)
the handmaiden (2016)
carol (2015)
brideshead revisited (1981)
the imitation game (2014)
frida (2002)
another country (1984)
wilde (1997)
brokeback mountain (2005)
regeneration (1997)
pride (2014)
a single man (2009)


granada’s sherlock holmes (1984-1994)
jeeves and wooster (1990-1993)
les misérables (2012)
the hollow crown (2012)
the get down (2016)

dylan's period drama rec list🌹
Fav Period Dramas <3

Well, @nightmaredaisy asked me about this and so I made a little list :D these are some of my favorite period dramas. Be aware that some of these are biographical films and/or short television serials, mostly produced by BBC and thus can be quite long XD

  • Andersen, Life Without Love (2006) [biographical fiction film based on the life of H.C Andersen]
  • Jane Eyre (2006)
  • Chéri (2009) [My personal fave <3]
  • Les Miserables (1998)
  • Mary Reilly (1996)
  • A Little Chaos (2015)
  • The Piano (1993)
  • Bright Star (2009) [biographical fiction film based on the life of John Keats]
  • Modigliani (2004) [biographical fiction film based on the life of Amedeo Modigliani]
  • Creation (2009) [biographical fiction film based on the life of Charles Darwin]
  • North & South (2004) - [My mom’s favorite :3]
  • Neverland (2004) [biographical fiction film based on the life of James Barrie]
  • Amadeus (1984) [biographical fiction film based on the life of W.A.Mozart]
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
  • The Scarlet Letter (2015)
  • The English Patient (1996)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974) [I like the Robert Redford movie better than the Di Caprio one.]
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
  • Elisabeth the Golden Age (2007) [biographical fiction film based on the life of Queen Elisabeth I]
  • Goya’s Ghosts (2006) [biographical fiction film -partially- based on the life of Francisco Goya]

Special mentions even if these aren’t ‘real’ period dramas:

  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • The Theory of Everything (2014) [biographical fiction film based on the life of Stephen Hawking]

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson)
Carol (Todd Haynes)
Cemetery of Kings (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
D (Roman Polanski)
Dark Matter (Andrzej Zulawski)
Everything Will Be Fine (Wim Wenders)
Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg)
Horizontal Process (Abbas Kiarostami)
In the Basement (Ulrich Seidl)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Jane Got a Gun (Lynne Ramsay)
La Jalousie (Philippe Garrel)
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
Louder Than Bombs (Joachim Trier)
Manglehorn (David Gordon Green)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg)
Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann)
Mommy (Xavier Dolan)
Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
Nymphomaniac: Vol 2 (Lars von Trier) 
Queen of the Desert (Werner Herzog)
Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello)
Schneider vs. Bax (Alex van Warmerdam)
Sunset Song (Terence Davies)
The Double (Richard Ayoade)
The Golden Suicides (Gaspar Noe)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
The Immigrant (James Gray)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
The New Girlfriend (Francois Ozon)
The Smell of Us (Larry Clark)
Twinkle Twinkle (Harmony Korine)
Two Days, One Night (Dardenne Bros)
Vernon God Little (Werner Herzog)


What a month. What a lovely month!


Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
This film filled holes in my heart that I didn’t know existed. I’m new to this world so there was a bit of culture shock, but the transition was as swift as the plot’s pacing. So good. Like FLAMING-GUITAR-ON-AN-AMP-TRUCK sorta good.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
It certainly isn’t a perfect movie but I still really liked it. A movie with this amount of hype, characters, and “necessary” tie-ins is a recipe for disaster and yet it still comes out with more successes than failures.

The handling of Black Widow has already been thoroughly debated so I want to address another concern I have. This movie spends so much time on building up future stuff that I worry it loses focus on the present. Is this going to be a repeat of the comics industry? Where it’s all so convoluted and expecting of you to have already seen everything else that new viewers can’t get into it? The early films (and even the first Avengers, to an extent) worked so well because they presented isolated stories with minor ties to the other films. I really hope future phases worry less about their neighbour and more about their own movie.

And hot damn was Banner landing on Romanova’s chest baaaaaaaaaaad.

Caddyshack (1980)
The last time I saw this I was way too young to appreciate any of it. Not only was it a lot funnier than I expected (don’t judge), I never expected such a spotlight to be shone on the class system in sports/golf. Gunga galunga.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
Going into the film I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be so violent but it pulled no punches. And so much draaaaaaaaaaama. Plus Carey mulligan is always cool and plays a rad Mistress so that’s neat.

Galaxy Quest (1999)
This was a first-time viewing outside of seeing parts of it on TV. The concept turned out to be a lot of fun and it was a weird sort of parody/love letter hybrid. It all really worked for me.


Attack on Titan (Season 1 to E.15)
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!? This show is bonkers. I’ve fallen off the wagon now that the middle of the season has drastically slowed down in its pace (after the first 11 episodes were nuts!) but I’ll come back to it.

Steven Universe (Season 1, Season 2 to E.08)
I still can’t believe I almost gave up on this show! It’s as silly as it is serious and the show deals with so many heavy topics I almost wonder if this show is meant for kids. Go watch it now.

Black Mirror (Season 2, Christmas Special)
After a few months away, I finally came back to this series (after loving season 1) and I’m so glad I did! It’s all so wonderfully bleak but almost in a Grimm sort of way. No one seems cynical about the technology here…maybe…realistic? And whoa that second episode.

Daredevil (Season 1)
When I thought the season would end on a quiet, non-bombastic note, I was pretty impressed. Unfortunately I was wrong (and I suppose I’m okay with that). It was a good season but I just can’t explain why I loath that red costume. I’m not sure what it is. The cowl? Everything else in the Universe feels so natural but this feel’s different for the sake of change? I dunno.


Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Johnathan L Howard
This series continues to get my highest support and praise. The writing is consistently sharp, the plots are consistently unique, and Johannes is consistently a dick. The three books I’ve read so far have all just been so much fun! 

Greenglass House by Kate Milford
I certainly wasn’t suspecting such a heartfelt story out of a mystery book about smugglers and thieves. This is such a fun read for any age and I’m looking forward to picking up more of Milford’s work.

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
A graphic novel delving into economics via an MMO? Sign. Me. Up. It was all I wanted it to be (with regards to story) and the illustrations are equally as great. This is another good all-ages book and, as the quote from Felicia Day says on the cover, it’s great for girls and gamer girls of all ages.

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman
It probably comes as no surprise that Chapman is a great influence of mine. His illustrations are deceptively complex and his books compliment this to great effect. I’m sure any kid would enjoy reading a book about underwear but definitely pick it up for the beautiful illustrations.


Dungeons & Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
So we took care of some orcs and then the head orc called out an ogre! COME ON! We managed to survive, recovered, and then went on to a ramshackle town full of zombies. My team thought it was a good idea to fight a dragon and we barely made it out alive. It’s a miracle we’ve made it this far.

And then during our end-of-the-month play-through we very nearly finished the campaign! There was the storming of a castle, an OWLBEAR, and a daring rescue of a nearly-dead dwarf.

And that was the month! As always, I’m keen for suggestions on what to see/hear/read so don’t be shy.

2015 has been a great year for me movie-wise. My final tally stands at 91 films which is the most i’ve even seen in a single year . A quick breakdown of my favourites .  A total of 20 out of 91 got an 8+ rating from me as follows:

1.       Birdman  (2014)

2.       Whiplash (2014)

3.       Selma (2014)

4.       Barabbas (1961)

5.       Byomkesh Baskhi (2015)

6.       Ex Machina (2015)

7.       Frozen (2013)

8.       A Streetcar named desire (1945)

9.       Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

10.    Drishyam (2015)

11.    The Hurt Locker (2008)

12.    Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

13.    Cube (1997)

14.    The Godfather (1972)

15.    The Major and the Minor (1942)

16.    Bachelor Mother (1939)

17.    Jinnah (1998)

18.     Room (2015)

19.    To be or not to be (1942)

20.    The Revenant (2015)

Top  favourite of the year: Whiplash

Least favourite of the year:  (three way tie) Fifty Shades of Grey, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo & Roy

Favorite bollywood movie of the year: Drishyam

– Top 10 films seen in 2015 —-


1)      Whiplash (2014)

2)         A Streetcar named desire (1945)

3)       Bachelor Mother (1939)

4)      Drishyam (2015)

5)         Cube (1997)

6)         Room (2015)

7)        Ex Machina (2015)

8)       The Godfather (1972)

9)       Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

10)    The Major and the Minor (1942)

*Actress of the year: Jessica Chastain 

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I watched 4 of her films with her and her performances are consistently good! ‘Miss Julie’ was definitely her best imo and I also loved her in ‘Crimson Peak’.  Oh and she needs to do more films with Oscar Isaac <3

1)      Crimson Peak (7/10)

2)      Miss Julie (7.5/10)

3)      The Martian (7.5/10)

4)      A Most Violent Year (7/10)

*Actress of the year (tie) : Ginger Rogers

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Absolutely and completely fell in love with the charm and talent of the incredible Ginger Rogers this year! She was magic on-screen and I can’t get enough! Bachelor Mother has made it to my all time favorites list <3 & The Major and the Minor was ridiculous but so much fun and heartwarming.

1.)  The Major and the Minor (8/10)

2.) Bachelor Mother (8.5/10)

3.) Fifth Avenue Girl (7/10)

4.) The Gay Divorcee (6.5/10)

*Actor of the year (tie) : Marlon Brando

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Ahhhh what a year it has! It started with Streetcar (which is and will remain his best and hottest performance EVER!) and ended with the strange and fascinating documentary ‘Listen to me Marlon’. Quite a fitting way to end what has been an amazing year for Brando obsession.  Great bunch of films below.  Personally I found Waterfront overrated . I’d still pick his performance in Streetcar over it. The Wild One is actually very underrated. Guys and Dolls was super fun! Great chemistry there with Jean Simmons. The Godfather is pretty much a masterpiece . Countess wasn’t really very good but I only watched it for Sophia and Brando. Listen to me Marlon was interesting.

1)      A Streetcar Named Desire (8.5/10)

2)      The Wild one (6.5/10)

3)      Guys and Dolls (7.5/10)

4)      On the Waterfront (7/10)

5)      The Godfather (8/10)

6)      A Countess from Hong Kong (6/10)

7)      Listen to me Marlon (7.5/10)


So that’s it for 2015. If you have any questions or want to fangirl in my inbox feel free to send me a message.

Also every year I get quite a few asks regarding the movie table I use. Unfortunately the original maker has deleted her post but I’ll be happy to provide the basic code of this table next week when I make a new 2016 page for myself .  So if I get more than a few requests I’ll post it for all those interested.

Thanks for reading :) and looking forward to see how the list shapes up in 2016!


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