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Another Country (1985)

In Film on November 12, 2004 at 7:37 pm

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Based on the infamous Cambridge spies for Russia Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean, Another Country projected a possible motivation on what could have driven two rich upper class school boys into betraying their own country. Set in the 30s, it’s essentially a British boarding school movie starring the very young and handsome Rupert Everett and Colin Firth (both with awful 80s hair), and the much hilariously ‘pure’ Cary Elwes as Rupert’s school boy lover.

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Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

In TV on August 31, 2004 at 3:33 am

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Thanks to some documentary I accidently caught on TV while channel flipping when I was little, the Guillotine became my no.1 childhood nightmare (it was some jerky black and white footage showing the blade coming down and chopped off someone’s head. The sudden jerk and horror expression on that guy’s face still haunts me ^^;;)

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Inspired by Blackadder III spoof, I found the DVD of the 1982 British TV movie of Scarlet Pimpernel on Netflix. You can tell from the screencaps that I LOVE it!!! ^_^ It’s historical inaccurate but well-made, well-acted and just pure fun! It brings back so much of my girlhood memories (the type of stories I like to read as a girl). The anime of Rose of Versailles was showing on TV around the same time as I saw that Guillotine documentary…so my interest in French Revolution and Rococo style goes way back ^^;;

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