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What's your favorite 17th century era movie? 

26%
30 deviants said Girl with a Pearl Earring
18%
21 deviants said The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
14%
16 deviants said Stage Beauty
10%
11 deviants said Other (please note in the comments)
9%
10 deviants said The Three Musketeers (1993)
6%
7 deviants said The New World
5%
6 deviants said Restoration
5%
6 deviants said The Libertine
5%
6 deviants said The Scarlet Letter (1995)
2%
2 deviants said The Three Musketeers (1973)/ The Four Musketeers (1974)

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Sirnelson Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
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.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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?
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Sirnelson Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
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.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, no! That is pretty funny, now that I think of it.
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since91 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember Stage Beauty was quite fun to watch. It's similar to Shakespare in Love, but the latter was ten thousand more enjoyable. =D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll make to see it then. Thanks for the rec! :D
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cromwell!! So much buff-coat hotness... And young Timothy Dalton as Prince Rupert? Hells yeah!
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cheshire-pirate Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I just finished playing Nell Gwynn in Stage Beauty (theatre, of course) and love, love, LOVE everything about it! There are differences between the play and the film but both are wonderful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't know it was a play first-- but I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given that it's called "Stage Beauty" and all. :XD:

It must have been fun playing Nell. What were your costumes like?
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cheshire-pirate Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
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).
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds like fun! Do you have any pictures?
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cheshire-pirate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I do! I've been thinking about putting them up on here but I have to ask the theatre if it's alright for me to do so.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, I'll be interested in hearing what happens! :)
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cheshire-pirate Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I FINALLY got the photos up if you want to check them out.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure! Where are they?
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Polish "Trilogy", but only two titles from it :giggle:
- 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 =P
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I saw them listed at the "17th century film" category on wiki, and it looked pretty interesting. I hope the costuming is better than what they did in the '01 "Quo Vadis"! ;P
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
PS
I just wonder... why do you keep asking about era-related films?
Don't tell me it's about costumes =P
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
These polls are a tie-in to my historically accurate Disney princess pics! :)
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Hey, it's rude to point out one of the worst film in history of Polish cinematography, even if it's obvious fact :giggle:

"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
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, I remember watching clips of QV a few years ago and thinking I'd seen better production design on episodes of Xena. ;P

"The Deluge" sounds pretty interesting! I wonder if it's available on Youtube...
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Doubt that. At least not with English subtitles.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, that's too bad... :(
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Try some torrents maybe
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely "The Man in the Iron Mask"! :la:, it's EPIC! :love:
However, I haven't seen "The New World" (yet), and since I love the Pocahontas story, I'd probably like that one a lot too.. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You should see it-- it's a bit slow, but it's a really well done movie. It really feels like you're being transported to another place and time.
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to, it sounds awesome.. I think one of my friends has it, maybe I should borrow it.. :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You should! I'd love to hear what you think. But if you hate it, don't hold it against me, please. :XD:
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, I won't.. :XD:
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arkham618 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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... ;P 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.
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
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.)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess it makes a good story? For laughs, you should check out this old historical romance written about John Smith back in the '50s. The cover art is hilarious. [link]
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Oh, my gosh, that cover is SO funny! "Great Smith" is such a hilariously bad title, too. Thanks for showing it to me!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It makes me think of how Doc Brown kept saying "Great Scott!" in BttF. :XD:

"Great Smith, Marty!" Haha, I find that more funny than I should...
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I chose the 93 version of Musketeers because well...Paul FUCKING McGann. He's beaaaautiful.

Also, I forgot The Adventures of Baron Munchausen for your 18th Century Poll.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Paul McGann? I don't really know him... *googles* Oh, one of the 1980s Doctor Who guys? Interesting. I don't really know his work at all. He's cute, though.
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a real cutey- [link]

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.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional
I can't believe The New World didn't get more love... Terrence Malick is my favorite director ever, ever, ever, ever, ever!! :love:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is a great movie! :D
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Alene Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
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. =P 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
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah, that is pretty hilarious!
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onionjulius Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I loooove the 70's Musketeers! So hilarious.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a huge fan of that movie! As far as I'm concerned, it's the best Musketeers adaptation ever. :D
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arkham618 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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!"

Can't watch that scene without laughing.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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! :love:
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haius Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist
I haven't seen any of those (except the Leonardo DiCaprio "Iron Mask"), but I really liked the Three Musketeers version from the 1920s - they even played around a little with sound.

I was going to say "The Mission", but I looked it up and that's apparently 18th century. XDX
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you seen "Black Robe"? That's set in the 1600s, and it's really good.
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haius Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist
You know, I've heard of it, but never seen it. Isn't it kind of gory...?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think so? I don't remember it bothering me when I watched it though.
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