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1066 docu-drama

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EC2
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1066 docu-drama

Postby EC2 » Sat September 6th, 2008, 12:44 pm

There's going to be a 1066 docu-drama shown in the UK - probably between Christmas and the New Year. I don't have the date yet, but my re-enactment group, Regia Anglorum has been filming pieces for it all this summer. I thought I'd post a link so that you can see some of the group on set. These aren't official location photos, but just taken by group members during filming duty.
http://good-times.webshots.com/album/564125679VlhkVa?start=0 Can't wait!
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Postby Alaric » Sat September 6th, 2008, 12:51 pm

Oh, I hope it gets released on DVD or shown here.

The events of 1066 are utterly fascinating.

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Postby Melisende » Sat September 6th, 2008, 1:13 pm

I agree Alaric!

Thanks for bringing that to our attention - and please keep us posted, Elizabeth!
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Postby chuck » Sat September 6th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Thanks EC for the update....I hope the History Channel will buy the rights to show on their channel....I've have always been interested in 1066, especially from the Saxon side of it.....

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Postby EC2 » Sat September 6th, 2008, 2:03 pm

I think it will head for other countries because for a TV feature it has been fairly big budget from what I've gathered - so they'll be looking to maximise worldwide sales. The guys in my society have had a blast doing the filming. I'm looking forward to it so that I can spot the extras. :)
Mind you, authenticity is still an issue. One of our chaps had the job of pushing a cartload of dead rabbits to market to suit the script - and Dutch ones at that. When he told his wife when he returned from filming, she had a fit and told him he should have refused. So, in the final cut, if you see some chap with a beard pushing this cart of inauthentic rabbits, that's T. our Nottingham group leader! I think about 8 of our Notts branch were involved all told from a cast of about 50 extras drawn from Regia groups nationwide. Not me, but I can still get a vicarious thrill!
I'll let everyone know about UK dates as and when.
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Postby LCW » Sat September 6th, 2008, 4:04 pm

"EC2" wrote:One of our chaps had the job of pushing a cartload of dead rabbits to market to suit the script - and Dutch ones at that. When he told his wife when he returned from filming, she had a fit and told him he should have refused. So, in the final cut, if you see some chap with a beard pushing this cart of inauthentic rabbits, that's T. our Nottingham group leader!


Why would she have wanted him to refuse? Was she vegetarian or something??
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Postby Alaric » Sat September 6th, 2008, 4:07 pm

"EC2" wrote:I think it will head for other countries because for a TV feature it has been fairly big budget from what I've gathered - so they'll be looking to maximise worldwide sales.


Fingers crossed. :)

SBS does usually show these sorts of things, albeit a couple of years later most of the time. I just hope it isn't on our ABC as I got horrible reception up where I live.

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Postby EC2 » Sat September 6th, 2008, 4:20 pm

"1lila1" wrote:Why would she have wanted him to refuse? Was she vegetarian or something??


'Cos he was portraying a Saxon and they didn't have rabbits in England in 1066. Rabbits arrived with the Normans and were farmed in special little enclosures called coney garths. They gradually escaped into the wild but it took them several hundred years to get established.
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Postby Alaric » Sat September 6th, 2008, 4:22 pm

Maybe they were supposed to be substitutes for hares? I'm fairly certain there were hares in England before 1066.

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Postby EC2 » Sat September 6th, 2008, 4:31 pm

"Alaric" wrote:Maybe they were supposed to be substitutes for hares? I'm fairly certain there were hares in England before 1066.


I reckon that's what we'll claim - although a Dutch Rabbit isn't exactly hare-like and actually having a cartload of hares to bring to market would take some catching, especially for a peasant. His dogs must have been knackered! ;)
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