Friday, January 22, 2010


Picture Day Friday


Today's contribution includes two videos instead of the customary picture(s).

The first video covers Cravats, Ascots, and Neckwear through Period Drama with 46 films represented, 118 cravats, and over 80 actors shown within 236 slides.

Films included are: Fingersmith, Firelight, Forsyte Saga, From Hell, Glass Virgin, He Knew He Was Right, Horatio Hornblower, House of Mirth, Jane Eyre 1996, Jane Eyre 2006, Lady Audley's Secret, Lark Rise to Candleford, Little Women, Lorna Doone, Mansfield Park 1999, Mansfield Park 2007, Master and Commander, Middlemarch, Mrs. Brown, Nicholas Nickleby 2001, North and South 2004, Northanger Abbey, Onegin, Our Mutual Friend, Persuasion 1995, Persuasion 2007, Prestiege, Pride and Prejudice 1995, Pride and Prejudice 2005, Ruby in the Smoke, Sense and Sensibility 1995, Sense and Sensibility 2008, Silas Marner, Tenant at Wildfeld Hall, The Illusionist, The Patriot
The Way We Live Now, Tilly Trotter, and Wives and Daughters.



And then there's the famous train scene from the end of the North and South miniseries based on the book by the same name by Elizabeth Gaskell. Features Victorian England and the tug-of-war between the heroine of the pastoral south and the northern cotton mill owner hero.


5 comments:

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, sigh, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that last scene from North and South. One of the most romantic things I've ever seen. I'll check out the other video when I have a break! Thanks for posting these, K.

Barbara Monajem said...

Thank you for that tremendous display of masculine beauty. I started out looking at the cravats, but soon got distracted by the gorgeous guys.

I've never seen the miniseries North and South, but since I do a lot of skimming, this was just perfect for me. What a sigh-worthy happy ending!!

Keira Soleore said...

Fo, N&S never gets old. Thanks to Netflix Instant Play I was watching the entire miniseries last weekend, so I had to put that video in the post here. And the credit for that long YouTube video goes to Avon editor Esi Sogah who introduced me to its delights.

Barbara, yes, indeed: "[a] tremendous display of masculine beauty." I think you need to find a free weekend soon to be intimate with every word of N&S. :) Richard is hawt! I mean, RWOR! :)

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Keira, like the new colour scheme!

Keira Soleore said...

I'm such a techno-challenged doofus. I hadn't realized that if the lovely parchment background doesn't load, then people are forced to read on the ugly maroon background. I mean, brown text on maroon? That's a labor of love! So...thank you!