Costume in Cinema: 17th Century

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  • Reply Jez January 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I can’t believe you described Moliere as dull! My family and I thought it was hilarious, a quainter Shakespeare in love.
    And I adore Vatel too. Utter historical escapism for me, especially having visited a number of locations used, it really captures the glamour of it all and sheds an amusing light on politics that are run from the bedroom.

  • Reply kendra January 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Jez – to each their own! I knew when I posted that review of Moliere that I was going against the grain — so many of my friends loved that film. But I just post my opinions! :)

  • Reply Darnaguen September 19, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Have you heard of The Devil’s Whore? An excellent miniseries about the English Civil War from 2008.

    • Reply kendra September 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Darnaguen: I’m not sure if it’s you who recommended it to me a few months back, but I hadn’t heard of it and a reader on this here blog recommended it, and I did watch it — and I have a review to post today!

  • Reply Corey September 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I really enjoyed “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister”, if you can find a way to watch it. I’m not sure it was ever released on DVD.

  • Reply Claire March 24, 2013 at 7:39 am

    If you have not seen it already, I highly recommend “Tous les matins du monde” (All the mornings of the world) by Alain Corneau, set in the 17th century.

  • Reply Musketeers! | a Crafty Scientist January 28, 2014 at 1:19 am

    […] time. Gerard Depardieux, as the eponymous main character, was amazing. And, although I’ve read in costuming sites that the costumes are a bit flight of fancy (especially for Roxanne), Cyrano and Christian’s […]

  • Reply Laura February 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    If you haven’t checked out “The Musketeers” on BBC (BBC America in the US), it’s definitely batting in your ballpark. Mostly male costumes and probably not that accurate, but I think it’s a fun watch.

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