Movies and television

A Royal Affair

Posted Mar 6, 2012 at 15:28 CET in Movies and television.

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A Royal Affair is an upcoming Danish 18th century themed movie about the mad king Christian VII, his queen and her affair with the king’s physician Struensee.

It’s been a while since the last big 18th century movie so I’m looking forward to this!

The Swedish premiere is April 13.

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Anno 1790

Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 10:36 CEST in Movies and television.

A new 18th century tv series is coming soon to Swedish tv, Anno 1790. Apparently it’s a crime series set in the 1790s, though from the trailers it seems to be set at least 20 years earlier.

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Screencaps from Jefferson in Paris

Posted Jul 1, 2009 at 15:21 CEST in Fashion, Marie Antoinette, Movies and television, People, and Photos.

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I finally sorted through and edited my Jefferson in Paris screencaps. When I wrote about the movie earlier I just showed a few pictures I found on the internet, but after the cut are 145 new screencaps.

Edit: Fixed the screencaps so they won’t take so long to load.

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Magnum Temptation commercials

Posted Jun 7, 2009 at 15:51 CEST in Fashion and Movies and television.

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After the cut are two commercials for Magnum Temptation that I recorded from TV, plus a few screencaps. They feature people in 18th century costumes, some of which are really beautiful. I’m wondering if the costumes were made for these commercials alone (probably not) or if they’re from a movie or something. Some of them look pretty similar to some costumes used in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

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The Duchess

Posted Jan 16, 2009 at 14:35 CET in Fashion, Georgiana, Movies and television, People, and Photos.

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The Duchess

When I first heard they were making a movie about Georgiana I was so exited, but when I heard Keira Knightly was playing her I was very disappointed. Not that I have anything against Keira Knightly but I couldn’t think of anyone who looks less like Georgiana and I just couldn’t see her in the role. I was happily surprised when seeing the movie though. Even though it’s not the amazing movie I expected when I first heard of the plans, Keira did a great job playing Georgiana, and even though she didn’t really look the part she looked beautiful in her own right and was very charming.

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The movie was more serious and somber than I expected. I was hoping for more frivolity, society life, parties and gambling, but the focus is all on the unhappy marriage. It’s not the kind of movie I’d want to watch over and over again, but it was definitely entertaining the first time. There are little inaccuracies and things left out and switched around in Georgiana’s life, but it’s all understandable for the purpose of the movie. Since it’s just about a part of her life, it has a bit of a non-ending, just like Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

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The costumes were overall amazing, lots of beautiful redingotes and jackets. There were some hairstyles I didn’t like but for the most part the hair was great too. I loved the scenes with many extras, there are lots of amazing outfits if you look in the background. At times the fashions tended to be a bit earlier than the time depicted, at least for a fashionable person like Georgiana, but that’s nitpicking. One thing that bothered me though was the scene where Georgiana’s hair caught on fire, and it’s revealed that it’s just a wig. I’m pretty sure Georgiana didn’t wear wigs, probably plenty of hairpieces, but actual wigs were not common for late 18th century girls.

More publicity stills and 164 high resolution screencaps after the cut!

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