Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mark Steele on "Marie Antoinette"....

If any of you have yesterday's "Independant" do NOT miss Mark's article on the film about Mrs Let Them Eat Cake ..or rather the dreadful film about her. Many a historical film seems utterly ridiculous to me.They are often bonkathons and the T.V series about Charles IInd was hideous.
I have to say that the series we just watched "Divided by the Sword" was un-pretentious not trying to overdo it's remit.The scenery was rather good , in fact better than that in "Cromwell " in which it is obvious Whitehall is cardboard .I just don't know a funnier comedian and historian .He isn't being critical for the sake of it I know he is really insulted by this rubbish and it's patronising of an audience.Maybe us "girlies" really just want lots of attractive men and pretty dresses ...excuse me but I want the facts as Cromwell would say "Warts and all".

2 comments:

Marianne said...

I'm with you, warts and all...and there is such a terrible number of warts, eh?

angie cox said...

Sadly yes ,I am no expert but she does not appeal to me .