Monday, June 17, 2013

Game the Twenty-seventh: Match the Wrong Actor


We Club members are a snooty bunch, there's no denying it.  We hold (unswervingly) to the belief that the 1995 A&E miniseries is the be-all, end-all of Pride and Prejudice adaptations (yes, thank you Mary, I think we had all apprehended that much) and as such we believe all other adaptations to be Inferior and Unworthy.  The 1940 and 1980 versions get off rather mildly, to be sure, as they were made before the 1995 masterpiece and were just building up to The Grand One, but the 2005 butchery has no such excuse.  We have rather immaturely dubbed it FakeP&P, because P&P already exists, people.  We don't need a new one.  Especially not an American one.  Especially not one that stars Keira Not-Knightley.  (We're big fans of Mr. George Knightley, and we resent the fact that the Pirates of the Caribbean gal shares his name.)

Where were we.

Oh, yes, bad adaptations.  That's the subject of this week's game, you see.  You will be provided with a list of ten actors' names-- your job is to match each one with a) the P&P adaptation they appeared in (i.e. 1940, 1980 or 2005) and b) the character they played.  No fair checking IMDb!  You must make your best guess... and you only get one shot at it, so think very carefully before submitting your answers in a comment.  You will get one point for each correctly guessed character and one point for each correctly guessed adaptation.  You may also acquire five extra bonus points for answering the bonus question, for a total of 25 points maximum.  Have fun!

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1. Judi Dench
2. Maureen O'Sullivan
3. Melville Cooper
4. Osmund Bullock
5. Brenda Blethyn
6. David Rintoul
7. Laurence Olivier
8. Carey Mulligan
9. Sabina Franklyn
10. Tom Hollander

BONUS:  What connexion does the humanist satirist Aldous Huxley have with Pride and Prejudice?



10 comments:

Caroline L. said...

Ooooo! Fun fun fun!

1. Judi Dench - P+P 2005 as Lady Catherine

2. Maureen O'Sullivan - P+P 1940 as Jane

3. Melville Cooper - P+P 1940 as Mr. Collins?


5. Brenda Blethyn - P+P 2005 as Mrs. Bennet

6. David Rintoul - P+P 1980 as THE CREEPIEST DARCY EVER. Ugh!!!

7. Carey Mulligan - P+P 2005 as Kitty

8. Sabina Franklyn - P+P 1980 as Jane? or Caroline Bingley? Arg! not sure!

10 Tom Hollander - P+P 2005 as Mr. Collins (What excellent boiled potatoes!)

Anonymous said...

This is very hard as most '95 fans don't deign to know who all the fake characters are! ;)

1. Judi Dench = 2005, Lady C de Bourgh
2. Maureen O'Sullivan = 1940, Jane?
3. Melville Cooper = 1940
4. Osmund Bullock = 2005
5. Brenda Blethyn = 1980, Lizzy?
6. David Rintoul
7. Laurence Olivier = 1940, Darcy
8. Carey Mulligan = 2005, Kitty
9. Sabina Franklyn = 1980
10. Tom Hollander = 2005

BONUS: Wouldn't have a clue but you've piqued my curiosity! Did they approach him to be Mr. Bennet?

- The Elf

Abilaine said...

Here I goes -

1. Judi Dench - Lady Catherine in the FakeP&P.
2. Maureen O'Sullivan - Was she Jane Bennet in the black and white P&P?!?
3. Melville Cooper - Wild guess here ... Mr. Gardener in the 1980 P&P?
4. Osmund Bullock - NO idea!
5. Brenda Blethyn - Charlotte Lucas in FakeP&P
6. David Rintoul - Have no idea!
7. Laurence Olivier - Mr. Darcy in the black and white version.
8. Carey Mulligan - Kitty Bennet in FakeP&P
9. Sabina Franklyn - Mary Bennet in the black and white P&P?
10. Tom Hollander - Mr. Collins in the 1980 BBC P&P

BONUS: Ain't NOBODY got time for that!!
*cough*
I don't know!!

Banríon An Gheimhridh said...

1) 2005, Lady Catherine de Bourgh
2) 1940, either Jane Bennet or Caroline Bingley.
3) 1940, I can't remember who he played
4) I don't know
5) I don't know
6) 1980, Mr. Darcy
7) 1940, Mr. Darcy
8) 2005, Kitty Bennet
9) I don't know
10) I don't know :(

Those are all of my guesses. :)

Livia Rachelle said...

I think I can get a few...perhaps. If it was the reverse guessing I would be completely lost.
1. Lady Catherine de Burgh 2005
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Mr. Darcy 1940
8. Kitty Bennet 2005
9.
10. Mr. Collins 2005

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Well, this game is right up my alley! I'm good with actors names. :)

1. Judi Dench - Lady Catherine 2005
2. Maureen O'Sullivan - Jane Bennet 1940
3. Melville Cooper - Mr. Collins 1940
4. Osmund Bullock - what a name, poor man! Mr. Bingley 1980?
5. Brenda Blethyn - Mrs. Bennet 2005
6. David Rintoul - Mr. Darcy 1980
7. Laurence Olivier - Mr. Darcy 1940
8. Carey Mulligan - Kitty Bennet 2005
9. Sabina Franklyn - Jane Bennet 1980
10. Tom Hollander - Mr. Collins 2005

Fun dears!

Melody said...

My answers will be sad, very sad, but still I shall try. ;)

1. Lady Catherine de Bourgh, 2005
2. 1940. Um... one of the Bennet girls, I think... :P Jane?
3. Ha... uh... random guess and I'll say 1980.
4. 1940?
5. Is this Mrs. Bennet from 2005?
6. Mr. Darcy, 1980. The Lizard. Or Statue. Or Bulldog. Whichever you prefer. :P
7. Mr. Darcy, 1940. ;)
8. Kitty Bennet, 2005.
9. Philippa--er, I mean, Jane Bennet, 1980.
10. Mr. Collins, 2005.
Bonus: Um... I have no idea who Aldous Huxley even IS. :P

Sarah Jane said...

Here are my guessses :)
1 2005 Mrs Bennet
2 1940 Elizabeth Bennet
3 1940
4 1980
5 1980
6 1980
7 1940 Mr Darcy
8 2005
9 1980
10 2005 Mr Collins

Miss Jane Bennet said...

1. Lady Catherine, 2005
2. Jane Bennet, 1940
3. Mr. Collins, 1940
4. Mr. Bingley, 1980
5. Mrs. Bennet, 2005
6. Mr. Darcy, 1980
7. Mr. Darcy, 1940
8. Kitty Bennet, 2005
9. Jane Bennet, 1980
10. Mr. Collins, 2005
Bonus: Aldous Huxley was one of the screenwriters of the 1940 version of P&P.

Miss Dashwood said...

Thanks for your comments and answers, everyone! This contest is now closed.