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Love Howard, the beauty of the film, the Georgian mannerisms...


It was on TCM today, and by chance caught most of it.
I haven't gotten enough of this movie yet, and I don't know how many times I've seen it. Besides the beautiful lighting, costuming, sets, I simply enjoy the eloquence of the dialogue and the portrayals. For someone who reads a good deal of historical fiction from the era, this film really nails it. Jane Austen-esque with spies and intrigue. Very satisfying.

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It was on TCM today, and by chance caught most of it.
I haven't gotten enough of this movie yet, and I don't know how many times I've seen it. Besides the beautiful lighting, costuming, sets, I simply enjoy the eloquence of the dialogue and the portrayals. For someone who reads a good deal of historical fiction from the era, this film really nails it. Jane Austen-esque with spies and intrigue. Very satisfying.


That's a very good description. When I showed it to some family members, I described it as "Batman meets Jane Austen". Another good description would be "Batman meets A Tale of Two Cities".

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