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Fun Friday–Costume-Drama Mashups

Friday, May 14, 2010


Okay, my friend Ruth has shared a couple of “mashup” or cross-cut or whatever you want to label them videos, both on my FB page and on her blog this week, so I thought I’d post a Costume-Drama Mashup Video post today.

Our first is set to one of my favorite songs, “L-O-V-E” by Nat “King” Cole and features Richard Armitage as John Thornton in North & South and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice ’05.

Next, is a true “mashup” video—one where someone takes bits and pieces of different movies and edits them together to make a new story. Here’s what the video’s poster said about it on YouTube:

Now I love BBC North and South and John Thornton and Margaret Hale are my OTP ! But I wanted to experiment because I like pushing my limits a bit when it comes to AU videos 😉


Many years ago John (A successful cotton mill owner) and Victoria (daughter of a nobleman) were close friends before Victoria and her family left London to settle elsewhere.
During this time a riot broke out at the mill and Margaret , the daughter of a friend of John`s family , saves his life.

He realizes that Margaret is in love with him and after some persuasion from his mother is convinced that the honourable thing to do would be to marry her.

Victoria soon returns to London. John and she both realize that they have feelings for each other but John is already married and Victoria is to be engaged to Albert – a wealthy young Duke…..
(There is no definite ending because I wanted to give it that movie trailer feel 😉
Music: The Tudors season 2 score by Trevor Morris
Clips: BBC North and South The Young Victoria

This next one isn’t really a mashup, but I had to include it because it’s a tribute to men in costume dramas set to a very unexpected song. (And it’s got a really quick clip from Timeline featuring the yummylicious Gerard Butler opposite Anna Friel, the template for Julia in the Ransome books.)

Finally! There’s a tribute video to Lieutenant William Bush, as brought to life by Paul McGann, who served as the inspiration for Captain/Commodore William Ransome in The Ransome Trilogy! (Please disregard raunchy lyrics of the song it’s set to.)

(You may have read me post before about how I love PM’s voice. To get a taste, click here and click the tiny play button under the book cover to listen to the sample of him reading this book.)

And can I post that video without posting these two?

  1. Friday, May 14, 2010 6:01 am

    I love the mashups created from the period pieces and sadly can get stuck watching them for HOURS… 🙂

    Can’t wait until your book is released ~ I got the bookmarks last week!


  2. Friday, May 14, 2010 6:52 am

    Why am I not surprised you liked the Darcy/Thornton video? That one is so much fun – and I was pretty excited to discover that it was made by a woman who occasionally comments on my blog! And I am still pretty blown away by the John Thornton/Victoria trailer – the editing on that one is so good!


  3. Friday, May 14, 2010 2:00 pm

    I’m just glad you found one with the Colin Firth Mr. Darcy all disheveled after his little swim . . . 🙂 And then there’s “Timeline.” LOVE that movie. THAT’S what I think of when I think of Gerard Butler.


  4. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, May 17, 2010 6:12 pm

    Mashup videos are great. I especially like it when the lyrics go right along with expressions and actions of the actors. Who can go wrong with RA as John Thornton?


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