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Old January 12th, 2018, 08:53 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by David Vagamundo View Post
Roberto Rossellini made some TV movies shown in Italy and France in the 1970sthat certainly look authentic re The Age of the Medici, Rene Descartes and Blaise Pascal.
Are they authentic? As you say, to determine that would require a detailed study. They're as close as I've seen to authentic depictions of these important men and their times. Of course, they're not Medieval, but early modern.
I've noticed both Italian and French movies and TV shows are, or used to be, pretty good in that field, maybe even better than Hollywood.
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Old January 12th, 2018, 08:56 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by JM1906 View Post
This is a freaking master peace. If you want to get not only historical recreation but also a recreation of mentalities and moods, this is the thing.
Other hold be Bergman's Seventh Seal.
No film comprises better the feeling of death in medieval world.
That's a great movie, also The Virgin Spring which is considerably more dramatic.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 01:41 PM   #23

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Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli is probably the only one I know that could be considered reasonably accurate. It's basically a 1 to 1 retelling of the Icelandic Gisli saga Surssonar. There's almost no other film out there that really compares to it.
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Originally Posted by AlpinLuke View Post

About Hollywood, Charlton Heston has played in some interesting historical movies focused in the Middle Ages. Now ... "El Cid" was a typical "Hollywood event", but "The War Lord" is an interesting product [and not that known around].
Agree on "The Warlord", Heston at his best there.
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