9 thoughts on “Spring Historical Costume Movie/TV Trailers

  1. Ooh, so many choices! I’m intrigued by “All Is True” and “Red Joan”. “The Current War” looks interesting too. And am I mistaken or is Ian McShane everywhere right now?

  2. All look intriguing, except for the Spanish Princess by Philippa effing Gregory.

    BTW added HBO for GOT seasons 7 and 8 and Gentlemen Jack. saw Gentleman Jack episode 1. I’m hooked. Hope it last a few seasons.

  3. Hell Yeah, all the lady loving! So many interesting things coming our way. So other than the horrid looking (as usual) Philippa Gregory shit, the only thing I might not be able to watch is Mel Gibson. If they had someone else for the role, I’ld be sold. Oh, and I’ll watch anything with Dame Judi Dench in it.

  4. Ugh Mel Gibson AND Sean Penn ugh ugh ugh. Especially since the story is so interesting. Why does Hollywood keep giving these shitty men chances? (Good actors, crap people.) Everything else looks interesting, if only for the Frock Flick snark opportunities when it comes to The Spanish Princess! :D

  5. Just saw something about a new Hamlet version focusing on Ophelia to put on the radar—they seem to be going vague medieval based on the trailer.

    One of the world’s greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective in OPHELIA. Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of “Hamlet” so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay). A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.

    Good cast but I’m not convinced on the costume/hair choices yet—I mean, I like a good art reference too (hello pre-raphaelites) but at one point in the trailer there’s definitely a girl who looks like she’s a 2000s retro boho chic type with a scarf in her hair, and everything is pretty vague. I also am not sure about the “new perspective”—I consider this site’s excellent post on how to make a feminist film the seminal guide on this, and I’m not sure most people are that attached to portraying women’s lives as they were still. Hope you get a chance to check it out!

  6. Boy oh boy am I looking forward to your recaps of The Spanish Princess. I keep seeing the ads on Facebook and it makes me grind my teeth.

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