talking fillums - went to see the Royal Affair the other night.
Very classy film, well directed, scripted, acted and costumed. I do like a film that goes for a decent amount of time and at around 2 hours 15 minutes this one never seems too long.
Although dressed up (small word play) as a period romance - it is a meaty examination of the Enlightenment and the spread of those ideas thorough Europe in the late 1700s and gives an insight into why some of the ideas still struggle to be translated to policy, laws and actions.
Aside from the humping scenes and a bit of the unverifiable domestic dialogue etc the film seems to be remarkably historically accurate.
Those who have even a passing interest in the development of clothes (mens in particular) will also have much to occupy their eyes if the sex, romance, intrigue, politics, blood and intellectual shenanigans are too tame.
Totally agree - this is the best film I've seen for quite a while (I'm more of an arthouse fan than blockbuster). Don't know about the sartorial angle, but it's a great story, mostly true, and Mads Mikkelson is his usual intense self. Alicia Vikander is highly decorative, and we're hopefully going to see a lot more of her.
If you're up for a giggle, you might try Hysteria, about the invention of the vibrator.