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Re: Catherine de Medicis
« Reply #165 on: September 09, 2005, 12:55:36 PM »
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<all innocence> what does that mean?  ::)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Seriously though, we had better get back to the topic at hand.


*falls out of chair, laughing* Indeed, back on topic...lol

In the film 'La Reine Margot', the actress playing Catherine, Verna Lisi, got some sort of award for her performance. How do you lot think she did? Personally, I thought she was spot-on for the role, and deserved that award completely.

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Re: Catherine de Medicis
« Reply #166 on: September 09, 2005, 01:09:38 PM »
La Reine Margot, loved it ;) all of it.
As for the language of LURVE my hubby says " brace yourself girl"..<sigh> I am sooo lucky ;D
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« Reply #167 on: September 09, 2005, 01:14:17 PM »
*falls out of chair AGAIN* God, I need a more Ari-proof chair...lol Kim, have I mentioned lately that I adore you? ;)

I loved 'La Reine Margot' myself. I thought the casting was perfect, Isabelle Adjani was mind-blowing and absolutely gorgeous, and I AM making several of those gowns. lol I even found earrings and brooches to wear in my hair like she wears with the white gown at the end...

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Re: Catherine de Medicis
« Reply #168 on: September 09, 2005, 02:04:10 PM »
I only saw Margot once, and it was ab-fab. Catherine's actress was wonderful, and Margot's - one of my teachers once said (and she was right) that the thing about foreign films is they are either God-awful, or billiant, but with a very high-cert - like Margot, it was 18s.
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« Reply #169 on: September 09, 2005, 02:23:23 PM »
Yes, it was a bit "hot" wasn't it 8) :o
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« Reply #170 on: September 09, 2005, 02:29:49 PM »
Definitely, and very violent. BTW, I thought the woman who played Margot's maid or friend or something, with the frizzy hair, was very good, but I didn't really understand her role . . .
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« Reply #171 on: September 09, 2005, 03:06:40 PM »
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Definitely, and very violent. BTW, I thought the woman who played Margot's maid or friend or something, with the frizzy hair, was very good, but I didn't really understand her role . . .


Henriette, Duchesse de Nevers. She was pretty much Margot's companion, lady-in-waiting, aide, etc. Coconnas' lover, the one who gets La Môle back in touch with Margot after the massacre, etc. She was REALLY good, too...

I remember having to get signed permission slips to watch the film in French class if we were under eighteen (which all five of us were), and sitting there, shocked, at the brutality, and then, at Vincent Perez...;) The movie was amazing, though. Hell, Verna Lisi LOOKED like Catherine, in addition to getting the character perfect and even being from Italy (Rome as opposed to Florence, I believe, but didn't Catherine spend a fair bit of her childhood in Rome?). The cast was eerily well-chosen, beautifully-acted, the sets, scenery, and costumes were perfect...definitely an under-rated classic.

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« Reply #172 on: September 09, 2005, 03:12:25 PM »
Yes, wonderful movie - lol I didn't need a permisson slip though, though I was a little . . .  shocked . . . after watching it.  ;D
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« Reply #173 on: September 09, 2005, 03:18:44 PM »
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Yes, wonderful movie - lol I didn't need a permisson slip though, though I was a little . . .  shocked . . . after watching it.  ;D


It's intense, but I imagine VERY close to what the real thing was like, so a good thing. It brought that home to the viewers, just how brutal the massacre really was, what the Valois family was really like, the marriage between Margot and Henri de Navarre, etc...

I'll still watch it for Vincent Perez, though...;)

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« Reply #174 on: September 09, 2005, 03:25:43 PM »
I can't say I watched it for Isabelle Adjani.  ;) I was really bored, and just stumbled across it - very fortuitious!
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« Reply #175 on: September 09, 2005, 03:41:09 PM »
Well I watched it on DVD cos I thought it was going to be rude.... and I wasn't disappointed ;D
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« Reply #176 on: September 09, 2005, 03:48:11 PM »
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Well I watched it on DVD cos I thought it was going to be rude.... and I wasn't disappointed ;D


Kim has high standards in what she watches.  ;D
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« Reply #177 on: September 09, 2005, 04:06:43 PM »
Yep.. top shelf, blockbusters. ;)
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Re: Catherine de Medicis
« Reply #178 on: September 09, 2005, 04:07:48 PM »
its my husband who likes the "chick flicks"or "rom coms" Yuck.
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« Reply #179 on: September 09, 2005, 05:09:46 PM »
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Here's food for thought, though...you have the choice between saving your family and saving a group of innocent people. Your family, you love more than life itself. Could you honestly send them to their deaths instead of people you didn't and would never know? I know what I'd do (tell the person asking that choice to kill me instead of ANYONE else), but what wouldn't we do for the people we love? It's a bloody hard decision, either way...


I'll have to think about this one.

Is it really the situation she was in? And even if it was, wasn't she to blame (with her inconsistent policy and possible involvement in botched assassination attempt) for things having escalated to such a fever pitch?
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