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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Thu November 13th, 2008, 4:00 pm

I would imagine Mark Lester will be seeing £££££££££s in his eyes, that will be lure enough! Odd choice of actor, I must admit.
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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu November 13th, 2008, 4:20 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Oliver star Mark Lester will play King Harold in a rival movie.

The project, written by Robin Jacob and historical novelist Helen Hollick, is the culmination of over four years of historical research and script development.


Good to see some progress here. I've been hearing about this planned film for a couple of years - and they haven't even started shooting yet so it could quite a while till we see it. Can't wait to see what they've done (or will have done) with Helen's novel...

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Mon December 1st, 2008, 4:24 pm

In researching my current book, I saw some press releases announcing John Boorman has revitalized his desire to bring Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian to the screen. Original gossip was that Banderas might play the role, but it appears to be official that Daniel Craig has been chosen to play the part of Hadrian with a tentative release date in 2010. Charlie Hunnam from Queer as Folk has reportedly been cast as Antinous.

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Mon December 1st, 2008, 6:14 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:He was so cute in Oliver though!

"Please, sir, I want more England"

I don't think I'd be able to lose the waif to the warrior! Interesting casting though. I'm sure I'll go see it.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon December 1st, 2008, 6:24 pm

It looks like "Rome", which was on HBO for 2 season maybe coming back on the big screen:
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b71007_greys_anatomys_major_hottie_leaving_town.html?sid=rss_topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

If it does maybe Kevin Mckidd (see article) may come back, as it said we never did see him actually dead on the show, so who knows.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 4:29 pm

An article from yesterday's paper on the three forthcoming Hollywood movies on the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England. As the user comments on the article state, this doesn't include a fourth British-made movie based on the Helen Hollick book that is also being made.

It says that the three Hollywood movies all take the stance that William and Harold were originally comrades that had a falling-out...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article5375566.ece

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 9:30 pm

I left a comment this morning about the 1066 movie that Helen Hollick's involved in, but they haven't published it - don't know why. I wasn't rude, just assertive. :(
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 9:40 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:An article from yesterday's paper on the three forthcoming Hollywood movies on the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England. As the user comments on the article state, this doesn't include a fourth British-made movie based on the Helen Hollick book that is also being made.

It says that the three Hollywood movies all take the stance that William and Harold were originally comrades that had a falling-out...

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article5375566.ece


Well ya wait for nearly 1,000 years and then three come along all at once! :D

Ash
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Postby Ash » Tue December 30th, 2008, 3:49 pm

BTW, I happened across this book on my shelves and realized it would be perfect here:

Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies. This book is a collection of essays by the likes of Stephen Jay Gould, Antonia Fraser, Simon Schama, Gore Vidal, about how history is portrayed in movies and what is the real story. Its old - 1996 - and I wish they'd do a sequel. But here are essays about Birth of a Nation, Apollo 13, Glory, Mississipi Burning, Hester Street, Henry the 5 and Nixon, and many more. Well worth reading. (and thinking about it, I may need to reread it, since many of the movies I didn't know about at the time I do now!)

http://www.amazon.com/Past-Imperfect-History-According-Reference/dp/0805037608
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed January 7th, 2009, 2:24 am

Just saw an ad for "The Last Templar" on NBC on Jan 25th, starring Mira Sorvino.

Unfortunately it's on the same night as the Screen Actor Guild Awards (SAGS), so if I'm able I'll have to DVR it.

SM
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