Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)

Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)
Oh, to be in England...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snoop through my DVD library!

Welcome to my world friends!  Knowing how much I like to snoop in other people's cupboards, bookshelves and DVDs, I thought I should open my cupboards to you.  I will blog about each of these piles separately, but I thought I would let you see the whole thing here first.  I will link each pile to it's Amazon listing, so you can find out more about them if anything interests you.  Feel free to laugh at my taste in film.  I have been shaking my head all morning!
Jeeves and Wooster   Oceans Thirteen  Calendar Girls  Circle of Friends  A Knight's Tale  Fawlty Towers  The Duchess  Brideshead Revisited  Bright Star
The Buccaneers  Jane Austen's Persuasion  Mr. Bean  Daniel Deronda  Pride and Prejudice  Roxanne  And Now For Something Completely Different  Under the Tuscan Sun
Victoria and Albert  Valmont  Mama Mia  Bridget Jones's Diary  Cranford  Girl With a Pearl Earring  Definitely Maybe  New Waterford Girl  St. Trinian's  The Holiday  Greenfingers  The Importance of Being Earnest
About a Boy  Berkeley Square  He Knew He Was Right  The Barchester Chronicles  The Way We Live Now  Jane Austen's Emma  Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility  Kate and Leopold  Pride and Prejudice
Love Actually  Emma 2009  Mansfield Park  Wives and Daughters  Persuasion  Gweneth Paltrow's Emma  The Jane Austen Book Club  Becoming Jane  Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey  Jane Austen's Mansfield Park  Lost in Austen
Lark Rise to Candleford  Young Victoria  Freaky Friday  Clueless  A Child's Christmas in Wales  Saving Grace  The Age of Innocence  Sense and Sensibility  Anne of Green Gables  Jane Eyre  North and South  Miss Potter
A Christmas Story  Amadeus  Guys and Dolls  Star Trek  Elf  Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason  Bend it like Beckham  The Dick Van Dyke Show  Foyle's War
Muriel's Wedding  Oliver Twist  The House of Mirth  Our Mutual Friend  Vanity Fair  Middlemarch  Four Weddings and a Funeral  The Duchess  Two Weeks Notice  Nicholas Nickleby   The Madness of King George  The Secret Garden  Notting Hill  Cranford
Revenge of the Nerds  Leap Year  Romeo and Juliet  Blues Brothers  Minority Report  Julie and Julia  DaVinci Code  The Boys are Back  Fever Pitch  500 Days of Summer  30 Rock

My Fair Lady  The Battle of Trafalgar-Nelson's Victory  The Sound of Music  Thunderpants  Finding Neverland  Caddyshack  Rob Roy  Seabiscuit  Master and Commander  White Squall  The Italian Job  Brideshead Revisited  Chicago 
Mary Poppins  Black Adder  Out of Africa  How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days  Elizabeth I  The Princess Bride  Amelie  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  Apollo 13  Monty Python's The Meaning of Life  Coupling  The Goonies  The Holy Grail  Return to Me
Uncle Buck  There's Something About Mary  My Big Fat Greek Wedding  Robin Hood Men in Tights  A Fish Called Wanda  Ghostbusters  Beverly Hills Cop  High Fidelity  Impromptu  Gosford Park
Very funny to see the juxtaposition of films like The Buccaneers with Revenge of the Nerds and A Christmas Story, but there you have it.  Not all of the DVDs in the house are here, but most of them are.  I did not include most of my teenage boys films like Dude, Where's my Car? and Zoolander (although I did enjoy Zoolander) and probably a few of mine aren't here, but I didn't scour the house.  I tried not to edit them, and some of the fun is seeing which ones got grouped together (usually watched at a similar time).
Please do comment and I hope you learned something about your blogger today.
Hah! I just realized I have 2 copies of The Duchess!  Anyone want a copy?


  1. I love Dick Van Dyke. He recently did an interview on NPR where he said that those five seasons were the best years of his acting career. And Foyle's War. I wish it had gone on and on and on.

  2. Hi Mary,
    We watched The Dick Van Dyke Show with our teen boys and they thought it was hilarious. And it was even better than we remembered. He is a genius! And Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks were brilliant in Foyle's war.

  3. Really enjoying your blog. You are so upbeat. It's a pleasure to read. :)

  4. Love your DVD Collection! It's very similar to mine. I've got DVDs in baskets in my bedroom, I've got so many that I'm running out of space!

    My favourite films & period dramas I watch when I'm unwell or bored are:

    Period Dramas
    Sense & Sensibility '95
    Pride & Prejudice '95 (Colin Firth is my Mr Darcy!)
    Emma '09 (Johnny Lee Miller is my Mr. Knightly)
    Persuasion '07
    Jane Eyre '06 (My favourite period drama! I love to watch this with chocolate and a cup of tea! Toby Stephens is lovely and gorgeous!)
    Little Dorrit '08
    Our Mutual Friend '98 (I love this! Wonderful story!)
    David Copperfield '99
    Downton Abbey
    Victoria & Albert '01
    The Young Victoria
    Little Women '94
    Ballet Shoes '07

    Serendipity (This is a great romantic comedy. John Cusack is lovely! Magical Christmas film.)
    While You Were Sleeping
    Sleepless in Seattle
    You've Got Mail
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    Sliding Doors
    Gone With The Wind
    Now Voyager
    Dark Victory
    All About Eve
    Top Hat
    The Heiress
    White Christmas
    The Philadelphia Story
    Meet Me In St. Louis
    Easter Parade
    The Wizard of Oz
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Romeo & Juliet '68
    Letters to Juliet
    Harry Potter Series
    Brothers and Sisters boxed sets
    Ugly Betty boxed sets
    Tchaikovsky Ballet boxed set
    La Boheme
    Bette Davis boxed set
    Audrey Hepburn boxed set

    Kate from Leeds xx

  5. Great list Kate! Thanks for letting me peek into your DVD library. You have just given me ideas for a few more blog posts. For instance, I haven't watched Our Mutual Friend in a while. I loved it but only saw it once, so I think it's time again.

    I see you like some of the great old Black and White films too. They are very fun! And I haven't seen Brothers and Sisters. Is that series good?

  6. @Jenny-I'm very pleased you like my DVD library! I love Our Mutual Friend! I find Brothers and Sisters very addictive and fun. I really love old Black and White films because the actors were fantastic and as I was growing up I found out my Grandma loved all the Black and White films I do as well as the musicals, which I find comforting although sad at times because she is not here to watch them with me.

    Also love:
    Adam's Rib
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    To Sir With Love
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    High Society
    Jack and Sarah

    Kate from Leeds. xx

  7. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House! I love that one! The scene where she is picking the paint colours is pure genius.

    Muriel Blandings: I want it to be a soft green, not as blue-green as a robin's egg, but not as yellow-green as daffodil buds. Now, the only sample I could get is a little too yellow, but don't let whoever does it go to the other extreme and get it too blue. It should just be a sort of grayish-yellow-green. Now, the dining room. I'd like yellow. Not just yellow; a very gay yellow. Something bright and sunshine-y. I tell you, Mr. PeDelford, if you'll send one of your men to the grocer for a pound of their best butter, and match that exactly, you can't go wrong! Now, this is the paper we're going to use in the hall. It's flowered, but I don't want the ceiling to match any of the colors of the flowers. There's some little dots in the background, and it's these dots I want you to match. Not the little greenish dot near the hollyhock leaf, but the little bluish dot between the rosebud and the delphinium blossom. Is that clear? Now the kitchen is to be white. Not a cold, antiseptic hospital white. A little warmer, but still, not to suggest any other color but white. Now for the powder room - in here - I want you to match this thread, and don't lose it. It's the only spool I have and I had an awful time finding it! As you can see, it's practically an apple red. Somewhere between a healthy winesap and an unripened Jonathan. Oh, excuse me...
    Mr. PeDelford: You got that Charlie?
    Charlie, Painter: Red, green, blue, yellow, white.
    Mr. PeDelford: Check.

  8. I love that quote. As you know I love the film Top Hat! so on Thursday 1st December 2011 I am going to the Leeds Grand Theatre with my Mum to see Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen star in Irving Berlin's Top Hat which is based on RKO's Motion Picture. It is Fred and Ginger's greatest Hollywood dance musical - live on stage for the very first time in 76 years!

    It is also Black Tie and Tiara Night for one night only on the 1st December so I can wear my ball gown!

    This is one of my favourite musicals so I can't wait to see it live on stage!

    Kate from Leeds. xx

  9. I hope you had fun Kate. Sounds like a wonderful show, and great to dress up too. I saw Ginger Rogers at Radio City Music Hall in NYC when I was a teen. She must have been in her 60s or older then, but she was still dancing with the Rockettes!

    Did you wear a tiara too?

    Did I tell you that my great-grandmother was born in Leeds? Hunslet to be precise.

  10. @Jenny - Top Hat was brilliant last night at the Leeds Grand Theatre! Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen were fantastic as Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont! The rest of the cast were great too. They sang some of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits, such as, 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'Top Hat', 'White Tie and Tails', 'The Piccolino', 'No Strings' (I'm Fancy Free) and 'Isn't This A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain?' which are all in the film Top Hat. They also sang 'Let’s Face the Music and Dance' and 'I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket' which are from the film 'Follow The Fleet.'

    The costumes, sets and dance routines were all wonderful and I loved every minute of it! I want to see it all over again! I had a lovely time and I felt very special in my ball gown! I didn't wear a tiara but I did have my hair up.

    How wonderful to have seen Ginger Rogers! She was fantastic at dancing! I think she was 83 when she died, although I'm not sure.

    No, you didn't tell me your great-grandmother was born in Leeds. I felt a little sad thinking of my Grandma (my Mum's Mum) last night as she would have loved to have seen Top Hat on stage. She loved all the old films that I love.

    Kate, from Guiseley, Leeds. xx

  11. I just looked up where Guiseley is. You are in Calendar Girls territory (almost). I looked on my family tree and found my great-great-great-grandfather was born in Otley. That is close to you isn't it? I had to go back 200 years, but still...

    Glad you had a great time. I bet you looked lovely. I did the math and Ginger Rogers would have been 68 when I saw her at Radio City Music Hall in 1979. Oh, that does make me sound old! She was still dancing pretty well for a 68 year old!

  12. @Jenny - Yes, Otley is about 10 minutes away from Guiseley and so is Ilkley which is a lovey town. I loved wearing my ball gown and seeing 'Top Hat' on stage, it was fantasic! I would love to see it again but it's fully booked and only on until the 10th December. We booked our tickets in June.

    I love all the Fred and Ginger musicals and the era. The style and the clothes are wonderful.

    Kate, from Leeds. xx

  13. Some new additions to my DVD library are:

    Vicar of Dibley Complete Collection boxed set
    Downton Abbey Series Two boxed set
    Downton Abbey Christmas Special (I've watched this lots of times since my birthday on the 22nd January)
    Singin' In The Rain (I love this musical)
    One Day (This is a very sad and romantic film)

    (Leeds) x

  14. Some new additions in my DVD Collection in 2012 so far are:
    Rebecca 1997 adaptation
    War Horse - I loved this film!
    The Artist - Great film!
    Notorious - I love Ingrid and Cary together! Their chemistry is fantastic!

    from Leeds x

  15. DVDs I got for Christmas 2012 and bought in 2013 so far:
    Downton Abbey Series Three
    Holiday Inn
    Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
    The Railway Children (1970)
    The Paradise
    Forrest Gump
    Cheaper By The Dozen
    How To Marry A Millionaire
    Mildred Pierce
    This Happy Breed




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