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Hunks in History

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:43 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I am not keen on movies of my favourite books for exactly that reason. If they get made, I will probably end up going to see them, but given a choice as to whether they are made, there have been so many bad adaptations that I would be worried.



I've yet to see a movie based on a book I'd read that Hollywood didn't screw up in some fashion. Gone With The Wind, while a very good movie, doesn't come close to what was in the book.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri September 12th, 2008, 3:42 pm

Yes, but considering that part of American history, I'm not sure a really true-to-the-book version could ever be made. That said, I'd love to see GWTW as a miniseries.

I have a fried who has a bunch of Gabaldon's books. Given the unwavering devotion to Jaime Fraser in this thread I may have to do some borrowing to investigate this phenomenon. :D

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Postby Laura » Fri October 31st, 2008, 12:25 pm

My favorites are:
Llewelyn from Here Be Dragons
Simon of Monfort from Falls the Shadow (despite EC´s comment)
Brian Boru from Lion of Ireland
Jamie Fraser from Outlander
Harold from Harold the King
For women:
Anna Karenina by Leon Tolstoy
Joanna from Here be Dragons
Eleanor of Aquitaine from SKP trilogy
Miranda Wells from Dragonwyck
Rebecca by Dahne Du Maurier
Anna

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Postby donroc » Fri October 31st, 2008, 12:33 pm

He appears in novels such as The Three Musketeers, but to the best of my knowledge he has never been an MC.

Based on research I have done, it seems that George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, would make the ladies swoon even today. He was said to be the handsomest, best horseman, leaper, and dancer in all Europe.

If all that was not enough, he did something unique to attract the ladies, which I describe in my forthcoming novel.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri October 31st, 2008, 12:47 pm

"donroc" wrote:He appears in novels such as The Three Musketeers, but to the best of my knowledge he has never been an MC.

Based on research I have done, it seems that George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, would make the ladies swoon even today. He was said to be the handsomest, best horseman, leaper, and dancer in all Europe.

If all that was not enough, he did something unique to attract the ladies, which I describe in my forthcoming novel.


Would that be the little pearls falling off his garment for the ladies to retrieve?
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Volgadon
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Postby Volgadon » Fri October 31st, 2008, 12:56 pm

An interesting topic, but most ladies men I know are a bit ugly, seems to have been the case with Henri IV

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Postby donroc » Fri October 31st, 2008, 1:00 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Would that be the little pearls falling off his garment for the ladies to retrieve?


Spoiler! :( He used more than pearls in Spain.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.



http://www.donaldmichaelplatt.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6OtI&feature=channel_page

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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri October 31st, 2008, 1:28 pm

"donroc" wrote:Spoiler! :( He used more than pearls in Spain.


Well, I'll have to wait and see, then!
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Postby Volgadon » Fri October 31st, 2008, 3:12 pm

I could spoil it further by saying go read the story "His Insolence of Buckingham" in Sabatini's "Historical Night's Entertainment vol. 2".

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Postby Christine Blevins » Fri October 31st, 2008, 4:15 pm

A few of my favorite guys -

Hawkeye and Uncas
Athos and Aramis
Captain Alatriste
Robin Hood
Mark Antony (that guy in the HBO Rome series specifically)


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