Monday, 11 May 2009

Battle of Fontenoy

Not really within the timeline of this blog but today is the anniversary of that famous battle so it's an excuse to post this clip. It's quite impressive but also a little ludicrous - is it a comedy? Anyway it's worth watching - there's obviously been a fair bit of money spent on it...maybe someone could explain it. It looks like a send-up of the Sovereign's Servant but it can't be that. OK I've worked it out - it's from the 2003 remake of Fanfan la Tulipe - a French comedy starring Penelope Cruz that did really badly at the box office. So I suppose it is meant to be funny. Phew.

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