82% of people can't name all of these time period movies from an image! Can you?

Emily Hough

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Welcome to the time period movie. Often a comfort-food of sorts when it comes to film, time period movies are historical where the scenery, dress, and accents are as much a part of the film as the story and acting. Take a step back in time to see how many of these time period movies you can name from only a screenshot.

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Since this was one of Mel Gibson's first directing gigs, Paramount Pictures would only take on the movie if Gibson starred in it. So, he did.

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In true fairytale style, the writers and director took a cue from legends. Danielle performs a clever rescue of her husband by carrying him on her shoulders out of harm from the gypsies. In a legend surrounding King Conrad III and his victory at Weinsberg, he told the wives of the castle they could leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. Clever as women are, they carried their husbands.

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"First Impressions" was the original name that Austen wanted for her book, before changing it to "Pride and Prejudice." In the beginning scenes, Elizabeth can be seen reading a book titled "First Impressions."

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There is no actual record of Marie Antoinette ever saying "Let them eat cake." Jean-Jacques Rousseau first used the phrase to describe Marie-Therese before Antoinette was even in France.

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Emily Bronte had first hand experience to give to her character, Jane. They were both governesses. Bronte hated the job and suffered regular scoldings from her employer.

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Not a true story, more of a dramatized imagined love for Shakespeare. But it makes for great entertainment, winning Best Picture Oscar in 1999, beating out "Saving Private Ryan."

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During filming, the Jane Austen society was so concerned with getting the story right that they called the producer to tell him Hugh Grant was too good looking to play the part of Edward Ferrars.

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In a sort of layered love story, "Becoming Jane" is a dramatized biography of Jane Austin, which told a life story unlike that of the characters you find in her books.

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Time is of no issue for David Seidler. At 73, he was the oldest person to ever receive the Best Original Screenplay Oscar at the Academy Awards. He had to wait out the life of The Queen Mother in respect for her wishes not to bring up painful memories by using the King's story for a film in her lifetime.

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You may have thought Casanova was a fictional character, but he was indeed real. Some may call his story the original "50 Shades." His story, which is known as quite erotic, was kept hidden by his family for many years until it became one of the most popular accounts of 18th Century literature.

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In order to be a believable as possible, Tom Hulce took piano lessons for a month, working 4-5 hours a day. In the film, it is really him playing at the ball.

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Drama happened not just on screen, but also off. The original director, George Cukor, left filming because of disagreements between him and the producer, David O. Selznick. Some say he was fired.

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"Dangerous Liaisons" was a dangerous choice for a book. It was published in 1792 and was considered quite scandalous. Despite its reputation, Queen Marie Antoinette requested a copy for her library. It had to come with a blank cover so as to not give away what was inside.

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How much work would you do for your five minutes of fame? The beach scene in "Atonement" took three weeks to prepare, two weeks to film, and turned out to be only five minutes of film.

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If accuracy is what you are looking for, this is not the film. Historians are quick to point out the loose dramatic licenses that creators took with this film. Even so, many of the characters were actual people. What we will do for entertainment.

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Mutiny! Alexander had to face the mutiny of his men on multiple occasions, including at Beas river.

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If you thought this film had a few nods to Princess Diana, you are not the only one. However, Keira Knightley denies any connection, and feels that her character is interesting all on her own.

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When you see Ioan Gruffudd singing "Amazing Grace" you are getting a recorded live performance. The director had no idea he was an accomplished soloist and used the raw shooting of him singing in the card house as the final version in the film.

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"Les Miserables" had a somewhat miserable beginning. Its first production ran only for three months. Luckily, a big-time producer was in the audience during one of those performances. Critics were also harsh, but the general public thought otherwise.

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"Belle" was inspired by a painting the writer saw in Scotland. The painting was of two sisters, one white, one black.

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If you think the water looked as though it was actually freezing cold, well Kate Winslet will confirm. She would not wear a wetsuit and the shivering reaction is her truly freezing.

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Stanley Kubrick was determined to create authenticity. In addition to extensive research, he tracked down actual period clothing and did much of the filming by candlelight.

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There was no elephant in the room for this filming--literally. Martin Scorsese wanted nothing digitalized, except when the time came, he couldn't produce an elephant. So he called up his buddy, George Lucas, who talked him through shooting with no elephant. It is the only thing digitally altered in the film.

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As the saying goes, the camera makes you look bigger--except in this case. The house in this film is actually twice as big as it looks on film. The camera angles were so that it looked smaller than it was. The family that owned the home lived in the back half during filming.

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In order to get into character, Daniel Day-Lewis checked in to the Plaza Hotel under the name "N. Archer" - Newland Archer. He dressed as his character would for two weeks while staying at the hotel.

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Bare and all natural, none of the servants in this movie wore any movie make-up. Some did wear conventional lipstick.

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Producers went all natural with the light in this movie. Even the supplemental light when it was too dark to film was cast with lit candles.

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Another Daniel Day-Lewis film. Once again, becoming his character, Day-Lewis studied with a US Army colonel to improve his shooting skills and hand-to-hand combat. He also took to living in the wilderness, just as his character would have.

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The costumes for this not only cost a pretty penny, Emily Blunt's costumes alone were insured for 10,000 pounds each.

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In the scene where Chaucer introduces Sir Ulrich to the crowd, there was no reaction. This is because none of the extras spoke English and were unsure of their cue to cheer. Roland improved a cue and the crowd cheered. You can actually see two of the extras start to raise their hands but then put them back down. The scene was so hilarious, it was kept that way for the final cut.

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Daniel Day-Lewis played drastically opposite personalities in "A Room with a View" and "My Beautiful Laundrette." Both films opened on the same day. This was great for Lewis as it showed off his range of talent to a crowd to which he was not yet well-known.

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The character, Veronica Franco, was a real courtesan in the 1500s. She was very well knows for her services, but also her poetry.

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This film was not allowed to be shown in Thailand because the government was not happy with the movie's dramatic liberties and inaccuracies. It was also planned to be shot on location, but government of Thailand and the production company could not come to mutually satisfying terms.

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Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson thought their costumes should play an important role in characterization. They forced the women into the good posture of a royal.

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Anthony Hopkins memorized a seven-page speech for the courtroom scene so he could do it in one take. Steven Spielberg was so impressed, he called him Sir Anthony during the rest of filming.

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Location for filming this movie was not kind to the cast and crew. Some places were only reachable by helicopter and there seemed to be endless rain.

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Louisa Alcott took only ten weeks to write the book on which this movie is based. She sent it to the editor with over 400 pages.

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If you recognized the house in this movie, it's probably because you have seen "Forrest Gump." It was the same house, but with different wall decor.

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"Bright Star" takes you back to the time of famed poet John Keats. He was only 25 when he died of tuberculosis, but pushed out a number of odes and sonnets before his passing.

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Even though she is referred to as the "Virgin Queen," rumors surrounded Elizabeth I's so-called nonexistent love life. It is thought she had a love for Robert Dudley and was pursued by many, including the Dukes of Anjou. Some even think Shakespeare had a special place in the Queen's favor.

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Unlike what is common practice in films, "Quills" was shot in sequential order.

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Alexandre Dumas, who authored the book on which this movie is based, said he based it on a historical account of a prisoner in Bastille. It is said that the prisoner wore a leather mask.

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Talk about counting! Over 40 different versions of this book have been made into film or television.

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Queen Elizabeth I is a popular subject for film makers. She has been played by more than ten actresses.

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Jane Austen earned more than 300 pounds for the novel on which this movie is based. Imagine what she would have made if she were alive today to receive royalties.

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Tristan and Isolde are legendary characters in the King Arthur stories. Franchise Pictures went bankrupt just after the release of this film. James Franco said he regretted playing this role.

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Rod Steiger takes a no holds barred approach to his acting. He likes surprises, but perhaps his colleagues do not. When Julie Christie's character slaps Geiger, he slaps her back; he also french kissed her without warning. Those reactions are quite genuine in the film.

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In 2013, this film was Denmark's official submission to the "Best Foreign Language Film" at the Academy Awards. It lost to "Amour" from Austria.

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You might think twice next time you give a thumbs up or down. Ridley Scott said "yes" to directing "Gladiator," after producers showed him an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme. It was called "Pollice Verso," "thumbs turned" in Latin, and depicted a scene in a coliseum where a gladiator waited to be judged by the crowed. They moved their thumbs up or down depending on whether they felt the gladiator should live or die based on how well he performed.

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"Vanity Fair" was indeed concerned with appearance. The costumes were made smaller than they needed to be. They did this on purpose so as to give a different look.

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