"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Monday, September 21, 2009

Possibly Loved North American Literature-Based Period Dramas on Film Poll Results

I know. I've gotten behind again. Here are the results for North American Literature-Based Dramas on Film Poll. 10 voters this time! Yay!! (Remember that though a trilogy or series might be mentioned, the poll dealt with only the first movie.)

Little House on the Prairie – 2005: 2 (20%)
Love Comes Softly series – 2003-2007: 5 (50%)
Tuck Everlasting – 2002: 5 (50%)
The House of Mirth – 2000: 1 (10%)
L.M. Alcott’s The Inheritance – 1997
Washington Square – 1997: 1 (10%)
The Buccaneers – 1995: 1 (10%)
Tom and Huck – 1995: 1 (10%)
Little Women – 1994: 8 (80%)
Legends of the Fall – 1994: 1 (10%)
The Age of Innocence – 1993: 2 (20%)
A River Runs Through It – 1992: 2 (20%)
The Last of the Mohicans – 1992: 2 (20%)
Sarah, Plain and Tall (trilogy) – 1991-1999: 2 (20%)
White Fang – 1991: 0 (0%)
Dances with Wolves – 1990: 1 (10%)
Glory - 1989: 1 (10%)
Anne of Green Gables (trilogy) – 1985-2000: 7 (70%)
The Color Purple – 1985: 1 (10%)
Moby Dick – 1956: 0 (0%)
The Grapes of Wrath – 1940: 0 (0%)
Gone with the Wind – 1939: 4 (40%)

These are what I love about books and movies--people have such varying opinions. There are some on this list that I absolutely despised, and yet they received votes. The differences of opinion are always interesting. I am a fan of the saying "To each his own." Or her own. Whatever. :-)

Of course, then it's also fun and interesting to see how people who can vary so widely in some opinions can agree in others. For example, our clear winner with 8 votes is '94 Little Women followed closely by Anne of Green Gables with 7 votes. That is the largest majority we have had on any of our polls, and thus our largest agreement. Times like that which make me feel that "It's a small world after all." And I'm pretty sure it's because we (females) all feel a little somethin' somethin' for the Lovesick Laurie and the Gallant Gilbert.

I will talk about these as well in upcoming posts, but I've been a bit busy of late and without Internet connection for a few days at home. So do not fear--I am still here. ha ha ha


Sara Lyn said...

I have to say "Lovesick Laurie" never held any sway over me. But the brainy Gilbert? :) I agree that it's funny when taste can so widely vary and yet connect. Really, what could be the common theme?

Heidi said...

Lovesick Laurie didn't do it for me either--especially with "The Spit Line!" I never thought the movie did a good job in swaying his emotions over to Amy and I actually did not like the movie for years B/C of him. It took me a while to get past that so I could like him as Batman.