It was a very mixed bag in terms of production values. Well, it's not a feature film.
The actor who played Charles II did look like him. Pepys's part was overblown and the dictation by Charles of his escape started things off -- after the intro (amateurish) "animation".
Broadside Part I DOES lay out the story-line -- maim characters and their interests and roles, naval strengths and weaknesses, battle-tactics, etc. -- of the Dutch Wars up to the Four Day's Battle pretty well -- a decent intro to that.
I will try to watch Part II, whenever that will be.
On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 5:58 AM, Susan Thomas <susan.thomas@...>
I watched one of the trailers - it was rather painful. Do let us know what the whole thing is like!
On 13 August 2010 11:34, terry foreman <terry.foreman@...>
Broadside tells the story of a newly restored English monarch, Charles
II, leading his country into the fiercest trade war in the age of sail.
The story shows the inner workings of Charles' court, including the
influence of Lady Castlemaine, and the management of his navy and his
Broadside tells its story with a drama possible only with an ensemble
of great actors. 3D animation brings to life colonial New York;
Restoration London with plague and The Fire; the fleets; and, the
battles by land and sea. Drama plus animation plus experts provide
in-depth narrative, breathtaking panoramas, and emotional connection to
the life and times of the 17th century.
The first hour will play in 30 minutes. I have no idea of its quality. -- Terry Foreman
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