Lazy Weekend – going to the movies
Posted March 26, 2016on:
Since our dear chatblu is sailing around the Caribbean, sipping Mai-tais or some other exotic drinks, I thought this time for our lazy weekend we might look at some movies. More specifically dramas and even more specifically, costume or historical dramas. Now we don’t have to necessarily think of costumes as a requirement, but there are a ton of costume dramas; think of all of those Errol Flynn movies. I am going to play loosely with the term drama; we don’t have to be heavy in tone, just not comedic. Okay, with that away we go! (in no particular order)
(1) Elizabeth I – Helen Mirren
not my favorite of the Elizabeth movies but I just enjoy Mirren in anything.
(2) Elizabeth: The Golden Age – Cate Blanchett
I really thought Blanchett made a better Elizabeth than did Mirren.
(3) The Ten Commandments – Heston
Okay, so why do I really want to see Moses/Heston with a rifle in his hand?
(4) The Lion in Winter – Katherine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole
I know that Glenn Close did a version of this but for me, nothing compares to Hepburn.
(5) Robin Hood – Errol Flynn
Let’s face it: Errol Flynn was probably the king of the costume dramas back in the day
(6) Schindler’s List – Liam Neeson
Definitely a historical drama
(7) Mississippi Burning – Willem Defoe, Gene Hackman
Okay Widdershins, I don’t want the page to take too long to load so that’s my list. Please consider adding your own choices in the comments. Meanwhile I shall go back to my tickley throat and coughing. I have some meds now but it takes time.
Have an enjoyable Easter.
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