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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The English Countryside in 13 Films

Header from Samulli. Play T13 here.

Mountains and lakes, quiet dirt roads, pretty meadows, rustic barns, beautiful gardens, quaint cottages or elegant houses, lovely fountains, farm animals - if they are anywhere in a film, whether shown for 1 minute or 10, I am certainly watching. Being a city dweller for fifteen years has not swayed my wish to one day live in a charming countryside. I am a country girl at heart! My T13 today are my favorite films that show the English countryside in some or most parts of each of them. Their stories are great and I love them; I also believe the setting adds a lot of impact and appeal:

1. Pride and Prejudice (2005)

2. Ladies in Lavender (2004)

3. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

4. Miss Potter (2006)

5. The Secret Garden (1993)

6. Nanny McPhee (2005)

7. Becoming Jane (2007)

8. Keeping Mum (2005)

9. Harry Potter I - VII of course (2001 - )

10. Vanity Fair (2004)

11. Elizabeth (1998)

12. The Duchess (2008)

13. Atonement (2007)


Bonus: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

19 comments:

Thom said...

Boy I can tell I'm not a movie buff. I've only heard of 1 and 9 LOL So I hope it's a good list LOL. Well I'm sure it is...crap I left my brain in the middle some place also. LOL. Sorry I forgot the link in the quiz. It's back :)

sweet_shelo said...

Lots of films sis ha..

Thanks for adding me on your blog list sis..

Hazel said...

Hi Thom, they are great movies :) I will have a look at that link. Thanks.

Hi Shelo, I look forward to chatting more with you :)

Journeywoman said...

Great list.

Heather said...

I've seen or heard of most of these. I'd say my top three faves here are 1, 3, and 5.

I also went with a movie theme this week. http://wordtrix.blogspot.com/

Betty said...

I've only seen 1, 5, 8, 10, and 12, and loved them all!!

I don't remember which of 9 I've watched, but I'm not a big fan of it anyway. =P =)

Hazel said...

Hi Journeywoman, welcome around

Hi Heather, I also love 1,3, and 5 very much!

Hazel said...

Hi Betty, they're great to watch, aren't they? :-)

jenn said...

The only movies I have seen are Nanny McPhee and a few of the Harry Potters. I need to check out the rest.

life's journey said...

I never seen some of that movies hope to watch one day. Thanks for sharing. Mine is up.

Americanising Desi said...

i m a total movie buff!

and yes i heard em all.. maybe missed a couple ;)

Dear God, I love YOU!

i beati said...

I just watched Pride and Prejudice last night again on Oxygen.Was the kazillionth time for me sk

Hootin' Anni said...

I read a post by another blogger several weeks ago about the movie, Secret Garden, I must see that one!!!

I LOVED Nanny McPhee!!!!! And all the other movies you listed.

My Thursday 13 is now posted...I feel the need for speed!!! You're invited to join me if you'd like! See ya at my place!! Have a great day.

Happily Retired Gal said...

I don't see many films these days but I've seen a few on your list ... and like Anni I loved Nanny McPhee for all kinds of reasons ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Brenda ND said...

Hmm. I haven't seen Ladies in Lavender. I think I'll request that one. Thanks.

Anya said...

Hi Hazel
I look at the moment no movies,
do you now why,
BLOGGING ........ LOL
I have no time :))))))
From your list I now only
the Potter movies :)
Have a lovely evening !!!!!

( Kareltje is really just a dog he walks behind me he is everywhere where I am.... LOL)

~Just me again~ said...

I've seen about half of them. There's some good ones on there!

jehara said...

i am familiar with most of those films but i've only seen two of them. i think the scenery in the hp films is breathtakingly beautiful.

chubskulit said...

Of the thirteen movies you have listed Pride and Prejudice lang napanood ko sis..

Sorry sis all the while I thought I was following your blog na di pala toink.. Hay buhay tumatanda na talaga ang loal mo..

I just joined this meme. Here is my first Thursday Thirteen