Answers to the TTT Movie Quiz

Ok, I really made the Top Ten Tuesday photo quiz too difficult, but nonetheless I got some fantastic answers! Thanks to everyone who commented! πŸ˜€ Answers below the cut…

#10 – North & South (BBC, 2004) – This is a beautiful adaptation of the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. While the romance is actually my least favorite part of the series (it’s very similar to Pride & Prejudice), the series is phenomenal and gripping on every level.

#9 – A Tale of Two Cities (Masterpiece Theatre, 1989) – Though this series is verrrry 80s πŸ˜† it’s a faithful rendition of Dickens’s novel, and until we get a better one, I feel it’s due for a rediscovery! The film score is spectacular.

#8 – Roman Holiday (1953) – I can’t be the only one who ships Princess Ann with the barber, right? πŸ˜€ (Gregory Peck is my favorite actor, so it’s just another tribute to his talent that he plays such an irritating journalist.)

#7 – The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) – Another endearing 80s adaptation, this time of the adventure novel by Baroness Emma Orczy. I love Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews as the leading couple. ❀

#6 – Jane Eyre (BBC, 1983) – Starring a very Byronic Timothy Dalton, this is my favorite version of Jane Eyre. The acting and chemistry is so good, the filmmakers didn’t need to “spice up” the story. I’m a big fan of Mia in the 2011 version, but I also think Zelah Clarke, as Jane, doesn’t get enough credit. She seems to me the most accurate representation of a Bronte heroine on screen.

#5 – Eugene Onegin (Met Opera, 2014) – I honestly didn’t expect anyone to guess this one off the top of their head, so don’t feel bad. This might be a stretch, but I watch this opera just like a movie or a musical, so in my world it counts. πŸ˜† I compared it to the 1999 adaptation here and on my YouTube review. I highly recommend this production if you’re looking for an introduction to opera, because Tchaikovsky’s music is gorgeous, and for an opera, this one is relatively fast-paced.

#4 – Emma (BBC, 2009) – Romola Garai has starred in a lot of costume dramas, and this is one of her best roles, IMHO. Most versions of Emma focus on her snobbishness and selfishness, but I felt this series made her more likeable and funny, while still being true to the story. The rest of the cast is delightful, too, especially Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley and Blake Ritson as Mr. Elton.

#3 – Frantz (2016) – If you are looking for a new romantic drama to watch, I can’t recommend this highly enough. It’s a tragic story of loss, forgiveness, and culture clash, set in post-WWI Europe. It’s currently free on Prime and, last I checked, Hoopla as well.

#2 – Little Dorrit (BBC, 2008) – This was the TV series that got me into blogging, haha! It’s one of the best Dickens series and really romantic.

#1 – Robin Hood (BBC, Seasons 1 & 2) – I think Robin/Marian is my favorite. ❀ They’re both such independent, stubborn people, and their relationship is far from perfect. But once they finally get together again, they make a power couple.


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15 responses to “Answers to the TTT Movie Quiz”

  1. smellincoffee Avatar

    Roman Holiday was my first AH film and I missed it. If only there had been a Vespa or Peck around for context! XD

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    1. Marian Avatar

      I need to watch more of her films! Do you have a favorite?

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      1. smellincoffee Avatar

        “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, PURELY because we get to get to hear her sing. Holly Golightly is also an…ethereal character, mysterious and inexplicably charming. Quintessence of Audrey! I’m also partial to “Sabrina” and “Funny Face”, but I’ve seen all kinds. There’s one where she plays a Kiowa girl raised by whites who is nearly run out of town when the Kiowas are being aggressive. The story makes little sense from that POV but it’s Audrey Hepburn in a western, of course I watched it. πŸ˜€

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  2. Rachel Olivia Avatar
    Rachel Olivia

    I think I did pretty good, I guessed two things I’ve not seen, I’m definitely curious to watch that Tale of Two Cities, although I’m due for a reread first, I last read that as a teen who could barely grasp the classics.

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    1. Marian Avatar

      You got most of them! πŸ˜€ I need to re-read ATOTC, too.

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  3. Sharon Wilfong Avatar
    Sharon Wilfong

    For me the 1994 Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion and also Far From the Madding Crowd, all from that year are the most romantic movies for me.

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    1. Marian Avatar

      Those are all great! Far from the Madding Crowd is my mom’s favorite. πŸ™‚

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  4. great book study Avatar
    great book study

    Ahh, I knew #7 was Scarlet Pimpernel. Jane Seymour was so beautiful.

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    1. Marian Avatar

      She really was! The costumes & sets in this one were stunning.

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  5. JadeSky Avatar

    Thanks for posting the answers! Haha, I didn’t get any right…but I was close on a few. You’ve given me a bunch of great classics to check out, so thanks for that!

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    1. Marian Avatar

      Thanks for participating – I hope you enjoy them!! πŸ™‚

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  6. Lexlingua Avatar

    Yes, the answers are here! #9, #5 and #3 were killing me, must must must check these out. Thanks a ton for this

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    1. Marian Avatar

      Ah you’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Those were kinda trick ones, haha

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  7. Diana Avatar

    I was debating with myself for months whether to see Frantz or not (even read the spoiler!). François Ozon is an interesting director and I guess this genre was more or less experimental for him. I only found out that it was based on the 1932 film Broken Lullaby, which was previously a French play as well. I am not sure, but your mini-review certainly makes it sound very appealing. Have you watched anything else by him?

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    1. Marian Avatar

      This is the only movie I’ve seen by him so far. The black & white setting was so beautiful and effective!

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