Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Short Announcement

Good morning to you all, dear followers and readers.....

I have to say I'm going to take a break, I will be away for two weeks. I know, it's a long time, but I will go on a two week-holliday.  
I will miss you all!

You can comment whenever you want, I don't mind, I just don't answer it so quickly. 

Emma and Olivia, I am so sorry to say I can not be joining your lovely and wonderful blog party Legends of Western Cinema Week. But when I'm back, I will read all of the lovely post you made by the time. And I will comment. :)

I will be back at the 17 August or 16 August, I hope. :D
The Royal family, I happen to find this lovely picture on Pinterest

I will do the answers of the actress game after I come back. Today it will be a busy day, packing bags and making everything ready, so there isn't any time to do the answers.

And maybe there will be a new blog look in August, who knows? :)

Goodbye my dear friends! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

War & Peace (2016) - A Review

I recently watched War & Peace with my family. I was really excited, because I love Period Dramas. But I was dissapointed. There are some reasons why I DON'T like this movie.

1. There are several bedroom scenes, you don't really see anything, but there is one we skipped. Why BBC? Why must there be such inappropraite scenes?!

2. The war scenes. It so gory, I really turned my head from the monitor. It's so scary, all those wounded soldiers with blood everywhere. I know that is war, but it is so scary. 

3. The kissing scenes. One kiss or two is alright, but several, ugh, I can't even think about it. Why must there be in every movie such kissing scenes. There are several movies where there aren't so much in it, like Pride and Prejudice. :)

But it's a very lovely movie

Oh, I really love Lily James here. She plays such a lovely, sweet and kind character. Sometimes she doesn't act so smart, but I really like her. Natasha is such a lovely name. :) I must admit that I watched this series just because Lily James played in it. And I watched it because there are really interested things about history. Lily plays the young woman Natasha Rostova, who is seeking for true love. She finds it, with Andrej Bolkonsky. Oh, there is something terrible to happen with him, *cries* I won't tell it, it's so sad. With terrible I mean sad. :) Poor Natasha. I already know with who she ends at the end of this serie, I'm really dissapointed.
James Norton played his role very good. Isn't he also playing in Granchester? He is married with Lise, but she did while giving birth to their first child. Oh, it's so heartbreaking. Poor Andrej. Well, luckly he finds a new love, Natasha Rostova! Hurray!! They are perfect for each other. And then they have to wait a year before they can marry. Why, oh why? Because of Andrej's stubborn father. And than he......dies. Oh no, I have said it. Never mind. Poor Natasha. I'm glad Andrej died happily. I sound cruel, isn't it?
Pierre annoyed me a lot. He is such a fool and soooooo boring. And dull. I just don't like him. Of course he means it well, but I can't like him, even not a litte bit. I must admit he helps Natasha a lot and Andrej. He encouraged Andrej to propose to Natasha. I sometimes wish they had chosen an other actor for this role. And he looks so......I don't know, I do not like his hair and those glasses!! But I must say Pierre has a good heart. And at the end he is very nice and has the courage to ask Natasha for her hand. 
Sonya is a dear and kind woman. I really like her. She is sweet, quiet and shy. She is in love with her nephew, Nikolai. Wait? Nephew? Yes, in the past days you just could marry with anyone you wanted, even your nephew or niece. Not you sister of brother of course. Anyway, later in the movie she breaks off her engagement with Nikolai. Poor Sonya, she still loves him, but he loves someone else.
Marya cries all time. She is the sister of Andrej and the second fiancee of Nikolai. Is she? I think she is. She sometimes annoyed me, because she always cries. In the beginning I never have seen her not crying. She isn't my favourite character. I rather see Sonya married with Nikolai dan Marya.  But I feel sorry for her, her father dies and her brother. That is a great loss.
Meet Nikolai Rostov, the brother of Natasha. He gives up his studies to go and fight in the war, leaving Sonya behind. He dreams of manly success and glory in the war, although these dreams are somewhat undermind after he falls and injured in a battle. Nikolai promised to marry with his niece Sonya, but later at the end of the serie, he rejects her and marries with Marya. Why? I really liked him and Sonya together. 
Héléne Kuragina is such a mean and wicked woman. She is married to Pierre. She is considered a great beauty, but I don't really think she is. I don't like her, I won't say I hate her, because hate is a cruel name. I feel sorry for her at the end of the serie. She dies.
I really don't like Fedor Dolokhov. I was suprised to see Tom Burke in the serie, he plays Fedor. I better like him as Athos in the BBC Musketeers. He is the friend of Nikolai and Pierre. He is so mean.

There are other characters, but I won't do them. It would be so long.

The music was so annoying, I didn't liked it. 

I really liked the costumes, especially the one of Natasha. :D

And the ball was really beautiful.

Well, what do you think about this serie? Have you ever seen it?


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Game!

What a lovely morning! Right, it isn't morning, it's afternoon. I decided to make a game, because you know, I love games! :)
10 points for each correct answer.

Guess the actress. To make it harder, I picked pictures from actresses when they are young.



























Happy guessing! Looking forward to all the answers! 



Monday, July 25, 2016

A Jane Austen Tag

I'm a huge fan of Jane Austen and I thought, why not a Jane Austen Tag? 
So, here it is!

The Rules:
~Paste the button on your blog
~Leave a list of new questions (this isn't required)
~Answer the questions of the person who tagged you.

And now my list of questions!

1. Do you love Jane Austen? Why or why not?
2. What is your favourite Jane Austen movie?
3. Would you rather have Mr Darcy or Mr Knightley?
4. Have you read any of Jane Austen's books? Which ones?
5.  Do you know when Jane Austen's birthday is without looking?
6. Who is your favourite character from Pride and Prejudice?
7. Would you rather have Kate Winslet as Marianne of Charity Wakefield?
8. How many Jane Austen movies have you seen? Which?
9.  Who is your favourite character from Emma?
10. Would you rather have Lydia and Kitty as sisters or Marianne and Margaret?
11. Which Jane Austen movie isn't your favourite?
12. Do you have a favourite Jane Austen quote? Which?

And I tag:
Naomi Sarah 
Ivy Miranda 
Miss March 
Miss Evie 
Abby P. 

And if there is someone who wants to be tagged also, just comment. :D

Have fun!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Emma (2009) - Review

There are a lot of versions of Emma, but I love the 2009 versions. My favourite. Allright, I haven't seen any of the other versions. Maybe they are fun, but I rather stick with this one.
I'm a fan of Jane Austen and have seen every adaption of movies of her books. Not all, only Emma (2009), Persuasion (2007), Northanger Abbey (2007) and Pride and Prejudice (2005). 
When I was little, fourteen I think, my sisters and I always played Jane Austen. We have several regency dresses. I wouldn't play it know, but it is always fun to look back on these past days. Anyway, we must continue on Emma.
I love the nature, the houses and the lovely characters.
Did I mention the costumes? Oh, they are so lovely. One word...beautiful. I was always fond of Jane Austen costumes.
I love everything about Emma. I really love the dancing. It's so splendid and well done. 
Emma is directed by Jim O'Hanlon. I don't know any of his other movies, but this one is lovely.
I love Emma. She's my favourite character, I always see myself in her, except I am not a matchmaker. :) I love her and Mr Knightley together. She's kind, a little bit daring and a matchmaker. And I love her dresses. I'm not very fond of Romola Garai, because she plays in lot of movies that aren't so good as Emma, but she is lovely.
I think this is the only movie where I really like Johnny Lee Miller. O.K. he plays in Mansfield Park, but I don't really like him there. Mr Knightley is a kind and loyal man. He helps Emma a lot. 
The Eltons are rather dull. I don't like them. But I was suprised to find out that Christina Cole, who plays Mrs Elton, also plays in Jane Eyre (2006). How funny. And Blake Ritson, who plays Mr Elton, also plays in Mansfield Park. Anyway, I just don't like them, Mr Elton is sometimes very funny.
Harriet is a sweet, kind and shy girl. She is a orphan raised by Mrs Goddard. And Emma helps her. How kind of you Emma! Soon after Harriet fells in love with Mr Elton. What? Dear Harriet, don't. I mean, who can love Mr Elton? I don't, he is dull. Hush Rachel, you must not be too hard on them. But Mr Elton loves Emma instead of Harriet. When Harriet finds out, she is so sad. Poor Harriet. She is such a innocent girl.
Poor Jane Fairfax. I really feel sorry for her. The way Emma treats her on the picknick. And Frank, he is such a fool. In the beginning I found Jane annoying, but she wasn't. She isn't my favourite character, but I really like her. And at the end she marries Frank Churchill.
Mr Woodhouse is described by Jane Austen as a valetudinarian -old before his time. He lost his wife when his two daughters were very young. Mr Woodhouse is a loving and kind father, but he worries constantly, especially about health. I don't really like him. Mr Woodhouse hardly ever leaves Hartfield, and hates the thought of Emma ever leaving him.
Frank is a man of energy, charming, mischievous and spoilt. He seems to delight in gossiping about Jane Fairfax. What? And he marries with Jane Fairfax. Poor Jane. Frank is definitely spoilt. So, nothing to say about him more. 
Mr Weston is eternal optimist, despite the fact that his life has not always run smoothly. I really was suprised too see Robert Bathurst, who plays Mr Weston, in Downton Abbey. How funny. Only he didn't played such a good role in Downton Abbey. Mr Weston marries Anne Taylor, Emma's governess. 
Anne Taylor has been Emma's governess since her mother died when Emma was a baby. I really like Jodhi May as Anne, she also played in Daniel Deronda, I didn't really liked her. Wait, I must tell you all that Romola Garai and Jodhi May both played in Daniel Deronda. How lovely. Romola has a bad role, in my opinion. Right, back to Anne. When Anne marries Mr Weston, she is worried about leaving Emma on her own at Hartfield.

And then you have Mrs and Miss Bates. I won't review them.
Frank Churchill had a ring on his finger! Is her married in real life or in the movie?
Now, this is the only dress I don't like. Maybe a little bit, but it's too yellow for me. :)
Of course I love yellow, but not as a dress.

Aren't these costumes lovely?! I love them. Emma's wardrobe is my favourite.

Some of Emma's weird and funny faces.

~Yours Truly, Rachel~