16 thoughts on “MCM: Bonnie Prince Charlie

  1. Andrew Glover for the young prince who dreams of restoration of father’s throne. Although at times, you didn’t see his charisma, which was noted by all.

    I feel that it was the best overall portrait of such a complicated individual. He did have some military training something his father didn’t and that showed in 1715. And Claire and Jamie were trying to stop Culloden, and therefore, perhaps were trying very hard not to like him sort of. Therefore, maybe showing the twit over the charismatic Prince was just the thing. Although, didn’t the author, Ms Gabaldon convey both in print?

    1. and Terry, WE LOVE YOU.

      Thank you for all your great, hard work this season!!! Thank you, thank you.

      (I can’t wait to hear about how much fun you had with Claire’s 1968 outfits. Geillis’ too!)

    2. Thank you for your comment. More importantly, Merci beaucoups for your hard work this season. I really loved all the clothing you and your team designed and made this season, especially Claire’s teal (my favourite colour) dress she wore to plead with Louis XV.

  2. Culloden should definitely get more cinematic love. How much more drama do you need?

    I also really want Bonnie Prince Charlie’s embroidered tartan ensemble in Outlander. Does it come in MacLennan tartan?

    1. When I started writing this, I figured, of course there were tons of flicks about Charlie & Culloden — romanticizing the two is a cottage industry in Scotland! So I was surprised that I had to scrape around for just these few, small versions.

  3. There is supposedly a film currently filming. (According to BBC News anyway.) I recall some months back there was controversy over the casting of an English actor to play BPC. I think some people don’t realise that he wasn’t actually Scottish.
    I watched Culloden (1964) while at Uni. It made quite an impression then. It remains a remarkable, experimental, piece of TV. As is pointed out in that, there were probably more Scots fighting against BPC than for him however what happened afterwards really united the Scots against the English and turned BPC into the hero that he really wasn’t.

      1. Hrm… that article was dated August a year ago (2015), & I couldn’t find anything on IMDB.com about the production, titled “the Great Getaway” except that it’s pre-production. Also, the actor Jamie Bacon isn’t officially connected with it yet. But that’s what happens — nothing is official until a movie/TV show is in theaters or on the telly! So much changes before that point.

  4. Props to you for including Culloden (1964). Its documentary style puts romanticism in perspective. “This is roundshot. And this is what it does….”

  5. Watkins’ Culloden (the 1964 documentary) is pretty amazing. It was filmed on a literal shoestring budget using one single cannon, a bunch of people from Inverness and an exchange student from Mauritius. It looks amazing and basically enshrined reenactment as a worthy documentarian technique. It’s overarching message is also the ultimate anti-romanticism since it focuses on the class aspects of war. No side looks like it has a decent reason to be there. Ironically, despite correctly characterising the rebellion as stupid, unnecessary lost cause, the conclusion of Culloden probably plays at every SNP meeting.

    I am not surprised that there aren’t many other movies about Culloden. How do you improve on such perfection?

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