By Gruic on 2018-10-09 07:03:37 ET
Everybody knows the characters from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. The story was first serialised in 1844 and became a huge success and writing inspiration for generations of authors around the world.
As a historical adventure novel, The Three Musketeers mixed real characters with fictional events and stories, making difficult to truly understand where the fiction begins. Here is a very simple dossier about the characters, real people or fictional characters?
D'Artagnan: this character was in fact Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (around 1611-1673), a real person. He worked for Cardinal Mazarin and served as captain of the Musketeers during the reign of Louis XIV. In 1700, Gatien de Courtilz published his vision of the story of d'Artagnan, a semi-fictionalized memoirs. His works served as the model for The Three Musketeers. D'Artagnan really existed, but his legacy was in fact a historical fiction inspired by a semi-fiction.
Athos: Athos was probably freely inspired by Armand de Sillègue d'Athos d'Autevielle, a real musketeer, but the character is very fictional.
Isaac de Porthau, a gascon musketeer, served as the inspiration for the character of Porthos as well as Henri d'Aramitz, abbot and musketeer, was the basis of the character of Aramis. Both of them are fictional.
M. de Tréville/Tresville: this character was in fact Jean-Armand du Peyrer (1598-1672) from Trois-Ville.
The famous antagonist Milady de Winter is a fictional character, but Alexandre Dumas used the mention of a person named Lucy Hay in the memoirs of d'Artagnan by Gatien de Courtilz as an inspiration to create her.
Of course, main historical characters like Anne d'Autriche or Cardinal Richelieu are based on real people.
By Gruic on 2018-10-02 15:50:41 ET
As the lovely and enthusiastic Kristen Bell said it last month: Veronica Mars will be back for a fourth season.
Here is what we know so far :
* This season will be composed of 8 episodes and Rob Thomas, the series creator, will be a part of it.
* The filming will take place from october to march 2019 in Los Angeles.
* Several fan favorites characters will be back like Logan (Jason Dohring), Wallace (Percy Doggs III), Weevil (Francis Capra) or Dick (David Starzyk). More characters will be revealed later.
* It's going to be "darker, bigger and cinematic" says Kristen Bell.
The season will be release on Hulu in 2019.
By Gruic on 2018-09-28 05:49:39 ET
Volume 40 of the world famous seinen manga "Berserk" is available today in Japan.
This is a highly anticipated volume since it has to answer THE BIG question for all the fans: is it possible to bring Casca back?
As usual, 2 colored pictures accompanying this volume:
Pre-published in the Young Animal since 1989, Berserk is the lifetime saga of his creator Kentaro miura and it will soon celebrate its 30th birthday.
I'll watch a lot of these programs, starting by the new season of Castlevania.
By Gruic on 2018-09-25 07:09:29 ET
If you are following us on tvore, you already know: the famous badass Sorceress and Demon Slayer Lina Inverse is back. The next novel of the Main Series will be released in Japan on October 20, 2018!
By Gruic on 2018-09-25 03:01:58 ET
A Post-mortem release... I hope it will be more like the second version of Game of Death than the first
I will watch it for sure.
By Gruic on 2018-09-18 12:08:55 ET
There is always a lot to discover and process when traveling. This simple guide will, without any pretension, allow you to combine tourism and X-Phile quest by offering a route to visit Vancouver while enjoying some filming locations. I deliberately ducked some filming locations like schools or hospitals, for obvious reasons.
From Stanley Park to the Steam Clock
It's a safe bet that you will want to visit Stanley Park and Gastown in search of the Steam Clock. We will take Stanley Park as a starting point.
From Stanley Park, head for English Bay Beach on Beach Avenue to the corner of Denman Street. You will then find the little Morton Park, location of The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat:
Walk up Denman Street then turn right at Robson Street. Follow Robson Street to Robson Square, where Scully meets Reyes in My Struggle II:
Continue on Robson Street to Cambie Street and turn left to Victory Square, Home Again's main outdoor location. You will find on your right the famous arch where Mulder is investigating:
Walk a few more meters and ... that's it! You are in Gastown! The Steam Clock is yours. From there, if you still have some energy, you can go back to Stanley Park by W. Hastings to Hornby Street. This is the cross that served in My Struggle.
Cates Park : A must-see place
No need to be a fan of The X-Files to be overwhelmed by the atmosphere of this incredible place, so even if your family is not interested in The X-Files, do not deprive yourself or your family of this visit. The use of a vehicle is preferred because you will have to go to North Vancouver and head east to Deep Cove. There is a car park at the end of the road, right before Indian Arm. You are there ! Welcome to the peaceful Cates Park, where Margaret Scully remains:
But where is that good old X-Files?
It is still possible to visit cult filming locations from the first seasons of The X-Files. For example, you can go to Grouse Mountain after stopping at Cates Park, the place of the sublime Ascension episode:
Sadly, more than 20 years has passed and of course, almost all filming locations have changed so much that they do not really have any connection with the places fantasized by the fans. For example, it is always possible to see Frank Black's yellow house, but it has changed so much over time... to be honest, I made the choice of keeping the yellow house alive in my heart.
That said, there are still some places with an eternal atmosphere that will remain forever. The most incredible place for me is Buntzen Lake. Barely a few seconds spent here are enough to visualize Conduit or Quagmire. The ultimate location of the X-Files for me. An eternal beauty:
Hey ! Regina King totally deserves that reward ! She did a great and convincing job on Seven Seconds.
By Gruic on 2018-09-16 07:31:59 ET
Well, I had the feeling that the series already jumped the shark with the first episode of season 3. Starring characters presence and events felt very artificial.
At least, the last episode of season 2 was excellent and I loved the conclusion. 2 seasons of drugs, sex and rich people problems, 2 seasons of sad Diane and other starring doing stuff in each episode is enough for me. I don't wana see Bojack has the new Moody, I think this anime deserves better.
By Gruic on 2018-09-13 10:00:06 ET
In a correct world, a saga with Zimmer and Elfman for tracks can't be bad. There is a bug somewhere in the matrix.
By Gruic on 2018-09-13 08:45:17 ET
Yeah, and with Danny Elfman on Justice League, clearly the score is not the DC problem either.
So damn good.
But you can't fool me with my childhood hollywood ! I watched the movie in a plane and I wasn't able to listen the score well enough to be charmed by your mermaid song ! Mouah ah ah !
In my opinion, the main problem is DC trying to catch up with the advance of Marvel, resulting of too many plots/characters introduction in a single movie. But you are right, there are others problems, indeed.
Quote: I know you dislike The Dark Knight trilogy, but it is critically acclaimed and I couldn't care less about the superheroes.
The fact that these movies are about Super Heroes does not have any impact on the result. You can do a good or a bad movie regardless of the type.
That's absolutely not the problem here. I have a lot of respect for these men and women trying to adapt true Super Heroes with cheesy tights for the big screen. They fail somewhere, but precisely not on this aspect.
I like the cultural aspect of this article, focusing on movies and documentaries. That was the good approach for a cultural website. Well done.
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