Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #149: The Renaissance (14th to the 17th century)



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is The Renaissance (14th to the 17th century) [Suggested by John Hitchcock]

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Today's theme was suggested by John Hitchcock @ HitchcocksWorld
Today's theme is a tough one. When I think of Renaissance I think of paintings, illuminated manuscripts...art in general, so I'm picking movies that show some of that at the very least visually.

Elizabeth (1998)
I don't remember much of this movie, just too long ago, other than the way it looked which was pretty gorgeous. I mean just look at the poster; doesn't Cate Blanchett look magnetic in that gold dress.

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
This is one of those movies, that I can never really recall what happens. I mostly only remember the end where they did the last show. Anyway it has Shakespeare and gorgeous costumes. Both Geoffrey Rush and Joseph Fiennes is in this as well, its the other Elizabethan set 1998 movie.
 
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
My favourite Cinderella movie. It features Leonardo Da Vinci in a fairy godmother sort of character which is so sweet and he even does a drawing of Danielle, the Cinderella character. And...she also visits a monastery to read some, I'm guessing, gorgeous illuminated books.

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19 comments:

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  2. I think I saw Shakespeare in Love years ago but I don't remember much about it.

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  3. Ever After. <3 I love that movie so much!

    Shakespeare in Love is one of my all-time favorites. Such a great script and really wonderful performances from all involved. The final performance of Romeo & Juliet really is the best part, though.

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    1. Yay for Ever After.

      Shakespeare in Love, I think I remember the last part best too because I tend to always catch it when I'm flipping channels.

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  4. Ah Ever After....odd film. Shakespeare in Love is such a great film and I have never seen the whole of Elizabeth...

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  5. I love Ever After; it's my favorite Cinderella retelling.

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  6. Ever After...not a typical pick but Drew Barrymore is hard to resist.

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    1. Yes, I think because it's a fairy tale, it's not what comes to mind immediately when one thinks of Renaissance movies.

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  7. Sadly, I've not seen any of these.

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  8. I have seen all of these, sorry I'm late but busy night. I actually love these films. Fate should have won the Oscar for her portrayal of the Virgin Queen. Shakespeare is actually quite fun and I enjoyed Rush in this film. I also picked Ever After and I agree with what you said...such a wonderful film

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    1. No problem...I'm always late myself.

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  9. I've seen all three of these films. Ever After is my favorite. Completely melodramatic but I loved it.

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    1. Melodramatic...nooo...say it isn't so... :)

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  10. Wow, I hadn't heard of Ever After before - it sounds amazing! The other two are okay but not favorites.

    - Mette

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    1. Ever After...really...then you definitely have to check it out.

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  11. I have only seen Shakespere in Love..always found it a shame it gets hate for beating SPR to the Oscar cos its a good film

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