in a matter of MOMENTS
THE SPOUSE AND I
(Oh gods, I sound like British royalty~!) sat to a movie, one of our many favourites. This time the Tim Curry & Co version of “The Three Musketeers“. No popcorn or potato crispy things this time, just a few of my own home-made pickled onions and a smokey cheese she bought and didn’t much like. No wonder I’m getting cuddly …
I’M NOT EASY
and no pushover. To hold my attention a damsel must (“Breathe?” she asks, peering over my shoulder) be feminine, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and a wee bit feisty. Three heroines in this movie — okay, strictly speaking two and one villainess — but I fell madly, passionately, and hopelessly in love three times.
I ONLY REMEMBER
the name of the actress who played the Lady de Winter because I have a limited attention span and the names tend to whip by on the screen when she is hogging the remote: Rebecca de Mornay. A name to fit …
I googled her and burgled this snap from wiki (obviously a bit more recent than the movie). She played that part to blue-eyed long-haired blonde deadly perfection—even Cardinal Richelieu was taken aback (swine!).
THE OTHER TWO
Of course were Constance and the young King’s missus; both of whom came through with flying colours.
AS A ROMANTIC
I identified of course with Athos. And as an ex-sailor I thought that Porthos would have made a damn’ fine ‘run-ashore’ oppo*.
But the D’Artagnan chappie was a wee bit too plastic for my taste. Still, he got the girl in the end so must’ve had something going for him. (Script, I think.)
IF YOU THINK
that the lady in the photo up above is bleak and tragic—that’s the role she played. To perfection. Spouse thinks I’m easy and a sucker for a pretty face, she might even be right. For myself I think it was nothing to do with sex, love, lust or depravity—just a genuine appreciation for a movie that got caned by the cynics but still made a well deserved buck.
(And if you want instructions for home-made pickled onions, just holler)(They’re great!)
* Oppo = navalese for “best going-ashore mate/buddy/pal” (think ‘brother’ only more better).