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The Black Tulip review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 25 April 2008 03:33 (A review of The Black Tulip)

Apparently, this movie is named for the Alexandre Dumas novel, though from the plot synopsis, it has nothing to do with the Dumas novel and takes place 150 years after the novel. As for the quality of the movie, I have not seen it yet, so cannot comment until I see it.


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Summary/preview found online

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 17 April 2008 02:07 (A review of Kingdom of Felony)

I have not seen this movie, as it is now out yet, but here is a summary I found online:

En tournage dès demain jusque mi décembre, une fiction en deux parties de 90 minutes destinée à France 2.


La dame de Monsoreau. Une libre adaptation du roman d'Alexandre Dumas, réalisée par Michel Hassan.


Les deux parties : "La couleur du sang", et "La mort d'un juste".


Synopsis :


La jeune baronne Diane de Méridor ( Esther Nubiola), orpheline de mère, éveille pour son malheur l'amour du comte de Monsoreau (Frédéric Van Den Driessche), nouvel homme puissant de la cour d'Henri III (Patrick Fierry).


La belle innocente doit lutter contre cet homme devenu son mari alors qu'elle même s'éprend de l'audacieux comte Bussy d'Amboise (Thomas Jouannet), jeune protestant rallié au duc d'Anjou (Frédéric Quiring), frère du Roi, par réalisme plus que par conviction.


Or, Bussy arrache au même moment un édit royal redonnant aux Protestants leur liberté de culte.


Cet acte de réconciliation consenti par le roi Henri III déclenche aussitôt un complot orchestré par les ennemis jurés du monarque, le duc et la duchesse de Guise (Anne Caillon), soutenus par les ligueurs ultra catholiques.


Ces derniers s'appuient sur la haine farouche que porte le duc d'Anjou à son frère le roi pour le renverser.


Pris entre deux feux, Bussy se retrouve au coeur d'une intrigue politique qui va l'obliger à choisir son camp. Malheureusement pour lui, son engagement le met en porte à faux dans la lutte qu'il mène en parallèle, pour arracher Diane, devenue la femme de son coeur, aux griffes du comte de Monsoreau...

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Theatre 1: Marrons du Feu, La Coupe et Les Levres, A quoi Revent les Jeunes Filles, nuit Venitienne, review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 8 April 2008 08:25 (A review of Theatre 1: Marrons du Feu, La Coupe et Les Levres, A quoi Revent les Jeunes Filles, nuit Venitienne,)

Contains the following plays:
-Les Marrons du Feu
-La Coupe et les levres
-a quoi revent les jeunes filles
-la nuit venitienne
-andre del sarto
-les caprices de marianne
-fantasio
-on ne badine pas avec l'amour
-lorenzaccio


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Royale maison de savoie (4 volumes) review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 8 April 2008 07:44 (A review of Royale maison de savoie (4 volumes))

I have not personally read this book(yet), but this review is for more clarification on what is contained in which volume. It contains the histories of the following ducs of Savoie:

- Emmanuel Philibert
- Charles Emmanuel I (fils du précédent)
- Victor Amédée I (fils du précédent)
- Charles Emmanuel II (fils du précédent)
- Victor Amédée II (fils du précédent)
- Charles Emmanuel III (fils du précédent)
- Victor Amédée III (fils de Charles Emmanuel III)
- Charles Emmanuel IV (fils du précédent), sans descendance
- Victor Emmanuel I (frère de Charles Emmanuel IV), sans descendance mâle
- Charles Félix (frère de Charles Emmanuel IV), sans descendance
- Charles Albert (cousin descendant de la fille que la comtesse de Verrue eut avec Victor Amédée II)

These are contained within these four volumes along with La Dame de Volupte, which is also considered part of the series. However, only 7 chapters of the sequel to La Dame de Volupte, Les Deux Reines, were considered part of this series, so these four volumes only contain those seven chapters.


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Isaac Laquedem review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 7 April 2008 04:04 (A review of Isaac Laquedem)

THe only reason I gave this book 2 stars out of 10 is because it is not complete - the editor decided to cut out quite a few chapters. However, the introduction is very interesting.


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La Perce-Neige: Choix de Morceaux de Poesie Moderne review

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 22 March 2008 04:56 (A review of La Perce-Neige: Choix de Morceaux de Poesie Moderne)

This is some very beautiful 19th century French poetry, and a fragment of a play, all collected in a very quaint volume. They reflect the romanticism movement, and it is interesting to see this poetry responding to other writers and works of literature, or being the inspiration for some great works of literature we know. A beautiful book of poetry, overall.


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Napoleon 2: Sacre Austerlitz review

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 16 March 2008 06:41 (A review of Napoleon 2: Sacre Austerlitz)

THis book is actually called Le Soleil d'Austerlitz, and it is volume 2 in the series about Napoleon by Max Gallo. In French.


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Napoleon (French language edition) review

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 16 March 2008 06:40 (A review of Napoleon (French language edition))

This is volume 4 of the series about Napoleon by Max Gallo, called l'Immortel de Sainte-Helene.


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Le CID review

Posted : 9 years, 8 months ago on 26 February 2008 03:41 (A review of Le CID)

One of the best plays in the history of French literature, by the great French playwright Corneille, whom Dumas considered one of the greatest playwrights of the history of literature, to be inspired by.


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The Phoenix Guards (Khaavren Romances) review

Posted : 9 years, 8 months ago on 26 February 2008 03:24 (A review of The Phoenix Guards (Khaavren Romances))

A wonderful fantasy novel inspired by the Three Musketeers.


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