3 iconic historical period drama films



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3 iconic historical period drama films

To celebrate the premiere of The Tailor's Wife, we profile 3 iconic historical period drama films.

Romeo and Juliet (1968)
In the Italian city of Verona, the Montague and the Capulet families are perpetually feuding. When Romeo, a handsome young Montague, disregards convention by attending a Capulet ball, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet, a Capulet. After a brief courtship, the two elope, creating even greater tension between their families. Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's film is considered one of the best screen versions of Shakespeare's classic love story.

Bel Ami (2012)
After returning from the war, Georges, a cash-strapped soldier, travels to Paris and manipulates some of the city's most influential and affluent women to climb up the social and financial ladder. The film is based on the 1885 French novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant.

The Name of the Rose (1986)
In the 14th century, William of Baskerville, a renowned Franciscan monk, and his apprentice, Adso of Melk, travel to an abbey where a suspicious death has occurred. Using his deductive powers, William begins investigating what he believes to be murder. During the course of his investigation, several more monks wind up dead. With fear running through the abbey, the church leaders call forth Bernardo Gui, William's nemesis, to find the truth. This movie is based on the novel of the same name by Umberto Eco.

 

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