Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Period Piece

If you have an interest in the world of the 11th century that would be the earliest researched period of the family, try watching The War Lord.  A mid sixties movie about a war lord of that period that is supposed to be very accurate to the time period.  It stars Richard Boone, Charlton Heston, Rosemary Forsyth and Guy Stockwell.  Quite an enjoyable film.
My Cafarella cousin, Nancy Bailey went to the movie Barry Lyndon when it first came out.  As the movie was supposed to be extremely accurate in costuming, and she and her husband were professionals in that field, she was very excited.  She came out of the theater saying,"can you believe they used a zipper in the back of that dress?!"
I wonder what a true historian or costume person would really say about the film.  Still it is worth watching for the feel of the time period.
For a review of the movie, try the link below.

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