|ROME... now a miniseries.
||[Aug. 18th, 2005|10:30 am]
We're Classicists and we're bitter...
I just read the TV Times about 'Rome'. The cover has a picture of their Mark Antony, resplendent in leather armour, riding a black horse. On the inside, there's a scene of Caesar (Ciaran Hinds) arms upraised, saluting (?) the masses while three women stand with him. Across the top is written 'HISTORY LESSON'. After I stopped twitching, I examined the picture more closely. We have here, left to right, the elderly Roman matron concerned about declining morals, Caesar (with red face paint... or a print error), evil plotting filthy minx disguised as a young Roman woman, and then virtuous young Roman woman. I can tell all of this from their facial expressions. Subtle. The article itself says they were ever so careful with historical details to 'get it right' and 'not lie' and 'show the truth'. *twitchtwitchtwitch!* Especially how they say the "Real Rome" is all about sex and violence. *facepalm* It is sad to note that they were insane in reproducing the materials of Rome- the leather, the fabrics. Such a shame that they went through all of that trouble only to make up inacurate clothes with them.
Me: Hm. Yeah, they didn't have leather breastplates. And... no metal gauntlets either. And what's with the feathers?
It's still early yet... I won't actually be able to see this, having no TV, but I expect to hear full reports :D