Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

La prise de pouvoir...

My parents are watching "The Taking of Power by Louis XIV," which they say put them both to sleep when they started watching the DVD the other night. After watching a few minutes in the middle with them, I can see why; it seems very ponderous, and the actor playing the King has a horribly inexpressive monotone.

However, it's set partly at Versailles, and has some gorgeous costuming and sets, so I imagine fabunobo would enjoy watching it -- with the sound muted, and some Madonna playing instead. Or, heck, you might love it, as it's about Louis's grab for more authority in 1661 when Cardinal Mazarin died. The movie's almost that old; Rossellini made it in 1966.

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