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top ten: CLASSIC PERIOD FILMS

Kelvin Dickinson
 
Shadowlands [DVD]
Shadowlands [DVD]
"a supremely dignified tear-jerker from Richard Attenborough"
The Age Of Innocence [DVD] [2001]
The Age Of Innocence [DVD] [2001]
"considering who directed this, it's a masterpiece of restrained emotions and subtle mannerisms"
House of Mirth [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
House of Mirth [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Gillian Anderson is totally convincing in this wonderful adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel"
Howards End [DVD]
Howards End [DVD]
"drama, atmosphere and production are all top-notch. Anything in this genre starring Anthony Hopkins is usually a good bet"
The Remains Of The Day [DVD] [2001]
The Remains Of The Day [DVD] [2001]
"the pent-up emotions of a loyal manservant and his place within the society he inhabits are at the heart of this superb film"
Onegin [DVD] [1999]
Onegin [DVD] [1999]
"good film with plenty of sulking and scowling from Ralph The Reliable...he's certainly no slouch when it comes to conveying emotion through expression"
Persuasion : Complete BBC Adaptation [1995] [DVD]
Persuasion : Complete BBC Adaptation [1995] [DVD]
"no persuasion needed to acknowledge the excellence of this BBC adaptation"
Bleak House - BBC (3 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2005]
Bleak House - BBC (3 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2005]
"modern visual techniques and soap-opera pacing mark this out as a tv classic"
Jane Eyre [DVD] [2006]
Jane Eyre [DVD] [2006]
"unmissable bittersweet drama with initial fears of unusual casting allayed less than five minutes in. Another great BBC production"
84 Charing Cross Road [DVD] [1986] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
84 Charing Cross Road [DVD] [1986] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"the post-war austerity of 50's and early 60's Britain is brilliantly conveyed in this moving drama"