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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu January 22nd, 2009, 3:16 am

King Conqueror (2009)
The life and battles of James I, King of Aragon (a.k.a. King Conqueror), the most renowned of the Spanish medieval kings of Aragon (1213-1276), who added the Balearic Islands and Valencia to his realm and thus initiated the Catalan-Aragonese expansion in the Mediterranean that was to reach its zenith in the last decades of the 14th century.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1156512/

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Postby emr » Thu January 29th, 2009, 12:54 am

Airing on Channel 4 next month:
http://www.hardypictures.com/in-production/
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Postby emr » Thu January 29th, 2009, 9:13 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote: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.

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Don't bother.
Stelar moments of The Last Templar:
1. Mira Sorvino on horseback wearing a coctail dress and high heeled sandals jousting with a crosier, on a horse that she happens to find parked outside the museum. (oh please)
2. Her totally out of place smile while she says "I'm so sorry for your lose" in a cemetery.
3. Is there something wrong with her ears?
4. The three templars surviving the sinking of their ship full dressed in their (plastic) hauberks and armed with swords etc.
Emi

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Postby diamondlil » Thu January 29th, 2009, 9:40 am

Robin Maxwell guest posted at Historical Tapestry and advised that her novel about Gracelin O'Malley is being adapted for film and is due to be released in 2010.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue February 10th, 2009, 12:50 am

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0674246/

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musician sister is the subject of a forthcoming biopic - 25 years after her more famous sibling was immortalized on the big screen. Nannerl - the nickname of Maria Anna Mozart - will tell the true tale of a talented 18th century violinist, and friend of the future French king Louis XVI, who was forced to give up music by her controlling father.

The movie will have a budget of $4.5 million (£3 million) and will begin shooting in October, directed by Rene Feret.

Mozart himself was portrayed on the big screen in 1984's Amadeus by actor Tom Hulce.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:20 am

Angelina Jolie to play Catherine the Great:
The Mercenary: Love and Honor
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0884802/

A look at the life of Russian empress Catherine the Great's reign during the years of the American revolutionary war.

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Postby Alaric » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:59 am

Of all the periods of Catherine's life they could make a movie about they go with that one? I mean, she wasn't even shacking up with Potemkin by 1776 and it's not like Russia played any real role in the American War of Independence, save for the neutrality pact on naval blockades. They were at war with the Ottoman Empire again during that period, and just came out of Pugachev's rebellion, so I don't know what they could possibly make a film about that has any relevance to the American War of Independence.

If I could make a movie about Catherine I would have gone with her rise to the throne - ie. early life in Russia with Elizabeth, marriage to Peter III, his brief reign, her love trysts with half the male population of Europe, and then the coup to make her empress. Hell, I should just write it!
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue February 10th, 2009, 6:54 pm

Go for it, Alaric!

It will be interesting to see what Angelina does with the part.

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Postby Divia » Tue February 10th, 2009, 9:37 pm

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Postby cw gortner » Tue February 10th, 2009, 11:52 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:King Conqueror (2009)
The life and battles of James I, King of Aragon (a.k.a. King Conqueror), the most renowned of the Spanish medieval kings of Aragon (1213-1276), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1156512/

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Oh, this looks cool! I've always wanted to write about him.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

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