Tous les matins du Monde, that's a French movie... Usually, it's not my kind to criticize other people tastes. But I can't believe that The Man in the Iron Mask is rated second... It's highly inaccurate on a historical point of view. Except the music, I barely see anything which is worth remembering about this movie.
Ha, me too. I've watched bits of "Iron Mask" over the years, and it looks and feels like a TV movie. Actually, I've seen TV movies with better scripting and production design... Maybe people like it for nostalgia, who knows?
Hahaha I love this kind of sarcasm. But you're right, maybe it looks a bit old-fashioned. I think the worst thing in the movie is that they wanted the public to think that the small castle they're showing all the time is Versailles. Or when the narrator is saying that from this time : France was a peaceful country... I would not use this word to qualify the reign of Louis XIV.
It was too much fun playing Nell; I still miss her!
Our costumes weren't perfect historically (tight budgets and all that), but they looked pretty good. Our dresses looked sort of Marie Antoinette. Mine was green with white lace which I wore with pearls. I also, of course, had to go out and get hair pieces so I could have that HUGE hair!
My favourite costumes, though, were Sedley's outfit (a gorgeous blue frock coat, waistcoat, and trousers with maroon detail and floral lining) and Charles' robe (black velvet with paisley lining).
Polish "Trilogy", but only two titles from it - With Fire and Sword - The Deluge
They hardly can be compared with any other 17th century era movie, as they are set in Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and steeppes of modern Ukraine, so just EVERYTHING looks and works different. Plus there is a joke in Poland that there can't be any holiday without "The Deluge" being aired
Hey, it's rude to point out one of the worst film in history of Polish cinematography, even if it's obvious fact
"The Deluge" is superior of those two, but only when you look through fingers on it's technical side - it's almost 40 years old. "With Fire and Sword" sometimes in unbearable with it's Hollywood-wanna-be-but-not-sufficient-budget style. Plus you can search for "Czarne chmury" - it's TV series, but could stand for neat film. And of course set in 17th century
I went with Girl With A Pearl Earring, although the 1970s Musketeer films are a close second. Some films/miniseries I didn't see mentioned: Alatriste (2006), Le Bossu/On Guard (1997)*, Lorna Doone (2001), The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996), The Lady & the Highwayman (1989), Vatel (2000).
* First half of the film takes place during the late 1690s; second half, during the late 1710s.
LOL, I said in my first comment at the top of the page that I couldn't include TV movies or non-English language movies on account of space... I also didn't include my favorite obscure period flicks like "The Draughtsman's Contract" because I'm the only one I've known who've seen it, which is too bad. I love the full-bottomed wigs in that movie.
The New World is an AWESOME movie! It's just beautiful to look at, and I was really happy to see a more historically accurate version of the Pocahontas story (I still don't know why everyone is obsessed with the idea that she was involved with John Smith, though. When they met, she was like 11 and he was in his 40's. Ewww.)
I wanted to share a clip of him in Horatio Hornblower as Lt. Bush, but the youtubes are jam packed with really cheesy fan vids to songs like "SexyBack," "Hungry Eyes" and "Candyman" *HEADDESK* Lt. Bush has a very nice hat.
Most of the listed films that I have seen I saw quite a while ago, and don't remember too well. But I think I'll have to go for the 1948 The Three Musketeers simply because it makes me laugh so much. The costuming can be .... interesting.... but in places it's hilarious, and they reused one of the fight scenes in Singin' In The Rain. What's not to love?
D'artagnan plunges through an open window at the king's palace, startling several courtiers, who are lounging in a parlor. In an effort to cover his escape, the young protagonist bends down and yanks at the rug upon which the courtiers are standing. The fabric tears, however, and a bemused D'artagnan bolts out of the room. As he departs, one of the bewildered courtiers mutters "He tore our carpet!"
Haha, yeah, that's a great scene. One of my favorite lines is when Richelieu says, "If you could do this, you would be a most remarkable young man. Indeed, I would remark upon it!" LOL, Charlton Heston doing dry comedy!