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The Name of the Rose

The Decameron
Black Death
1986. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud; stars Sean Connery and Christian Slater. Based on Umberto Eco's surprisingly successful book, the film focuses on a Franciscan friar (loosely based on William of Occam) and his investigation into a series of murders at a monastery in 14th century Italy.

1970. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Some have found Pasolini's earthy interpretation of Boccaccio's masterpiece a little too realistic, but its presentation of medieval Italy and its tribute to a great medieval author make it hard to ignore. There is more in the message than mere eroticism and shock value for anyone willing to look for it.
2010 historical action film directed by Christopher Smith and from an original screenplay by Dario Poloni. It stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Carice van Houten, along with newcomer Kimberley Nixon.




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Virgin Territory

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Merchant of Venice
This silly romantic comedy is a fictionalized pseudo-historical portrayal of some of the stories taking place in the The Decameron, by Ggiovanni Boccaccio, written about 1350.

The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius III.
Shakespeare's tale of the merchant Antonio played by Jeremy Irons who borrows money from the Jewish moneylender Shylock played by Al Pacino in 16th century Venice. (2004)




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Dangerous Beauty
Queen Margot Elizabeth
Dangerous Beauty (1998) is a biographical drama film. It is adapted from the non-fiction book The Honest Courtesan, by Margaret Rosenthal, (also the title of the UK video release), about the life of Veronica Franco (played by Catherine McCormack), a courtesan in 16th century Venice.
Queen Margot (French title La Reine Margot (1994) is a scenario and adaptation historical drama based on Alexandre Dumas' novel of the same title. The film is a bloody depiction of the lives of the Catholic Queen Margot and her Protestant husband Henri (of Navarre)during the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. 1998 historical drama set in the whirlwind of events leading up to the ascension ofElizabeth I of England, starring Cate Blanchett, written and directed by Michael Hirst.


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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
A Man for all Seasons
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. Cate Blanchett stars as Elizabeth.

Eyewitness accounts, documentary evidence and educated theory tell the life story of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most celebrated artists in history. Through masterpieces such as "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa," da Vinci has become one of the most well-known artists ever -- but what do we really know about the man and his life? Discover what drove his many historic triumphs in this rich biopic.
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. Starring Paul Schofield.





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The Taming of the Shrew
Princess of Montpensier
The Advocate
The Medici
Godfathers of the Renaissance
The Taming of the Shrew
The Princess of Montpensier
The Advocate
This epic tale starts in a small Italian community in 15th century Florence

They use this power to help ignite the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history The Renaissance. Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Galileo - all receive Medici patronage. But the forces of change the Medici help unleash topple their ordered world.

A gripping drama played out in the courts, cathedrals and palaces of Europe, The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance is both the tale of one family's powerful ambition, and of Europe's tortured struggle to emerge from the Dark Ages.
where the Medici family rise to become one of Europe's most powerful dynasties. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) is a dramatic romantic comedy film. Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare by Paul Dehn. Set in Padua, the film tells the story of the brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio (Richard Burton) tame his wealthy shrewish wife, Katharina (Elizabeth Taylor). Directed by Franco Zeffirell.
Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an ageing nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
Set in 15th century France. A Parisian lawyer wearies of the cynical sophistication of the capital and solicits appointment as the public defender in a remote, rural province. He finds himself expected to defend a pig in a murder trial. (As the public prosecutor says, "Anyone who knows animals knows there are good ones and bad ones.") What initially appears to be a case based on simple rural superstition turns out to conceal a far worse corruption. Eventually the lawyer returns to the capital, having learned that cynical sophistication is not so easily evaded. Stars Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence.















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