Originally Posted by morris
It depends what you term a period drama. Arguably films like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven are period dramas, and while neither is my favourite film of all time, they're both good films shot by a director with a sense of style, drama and vision. Nothing wrong with them.
I love Gladiator, its one of my favourite films. I also like Kingdom of Heaven but thought they should have had a stronger lead than Orlando pretty boy Bloom.
I also really enjoyed Elizabeth 1 & 2. One of my clients is a costumer for the film and TV industry and I have seen some of the outfits for these period dramas and they are stunning, you can tell that so much work goes into them.