Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

Historical novelist Sandra Gulland shares her thoughts on the film:
Basically, I long to be taken back in time, and I would have liked this movie to have been a somewhat more accurate illusion. Horses galloping for hours arrive in a sweat, please. (It would be such an easy detail to recreate.) A lady would never have travelled alone. Indeed, our princess is rather too often alone — convenient, I know, for a love story, but unlikely in fact.

Also, no wigs?

Also, a woman hard galloping side-saddle for hours and hours? A functional side-saddle is said to have been introduced into France at that time, but it wasn't used universally and it wouldn't have been used for strenuous riding. (Read entire post.)


julygirl said...

One of the prime goals an historical novelists strives for is authenticity.

papabear said...

Quel dommage!