History Film / BlackDeath

25th Jul '16 4:25:27 PM benda
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** It indeed was the gravest insult to any woman throughout the Middle Ages. In fact, unfounded slandering like that could be subject to prosecution (especially if it came from another woman).
25th Jul '16 4:20:33 PM benda
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** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. The usual scapegoats during the 14th century black death were the Jews, who were long before suspected of poisoning wells and spreading diseases among Christendom. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would completely disbelieve in God.

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** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. The usual scapegoats during the 14th century black death were the Jews, who were long before suspected of poisoning wells and spreading diseases among Christendom. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would completely disbelieve in God.
8th Jun '16 7:40:45 PM TheBigBopper
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Some pointers borrowed from Lindybeige:

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* HollywoodCostuming: Sticklers will have a field day, again courtesy of Lindybeige. The usual ahistorical studded leather bondage gear that's supposed to be leather "armor" is present. You can see modern materials and fasteners such as pop-rivets on some costumes, and knitted fabric painted to look like chain mail.

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* HollywoodCostuming: Sticklers will have a field day, again courtesy of Lindybeige.WebVideo/{{Lindybeige}}. The usual ahistorical studded leather bondage gear that's supposed to be leather "armor" is present. You can see modern materials and fasteners such as pop-rivets on some costumes, and knitted fabric painted to look like chain mail.
9th Mar '16 1:55:59 PM TheBigBopper
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** In real life, plague doctors didn't start wearing those masks with a bird beak to hold herbs until the 16th century.

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** In real life, plague doctors didn't start wearing those masks with a bird beak to hold herbs until the 16th 17th century.
4th Mar '16 9:51:22 AM Morgenthaler
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''Black Death'' is a 2010 movie from Christopher Smith (director of ''Film/{{Creep}}'', ''Film/{{Severance}}'' and ''Film/{{Triangle}}''), starring Creator/SeanBean, Eddie Redmayne and Creator/CariceVanHouten.

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''Black Death'' is a 2010 movie from Christopher Smith (director of ''Film/{{Creep}}'', ''Film/{{Creep 2004}}'', ''Film/{{Severance}}'' and ''Film/{{Triangle}}''), starring Creator/SeanBean, Eddie Redmayne and Creator/CariceVanHouten.
27th Feb '16 2:50:16 PM TheBigBopper
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** The tapestries in the abbey look old and faded like they do in museums today, but back then they would have looked brand new.
27th Feb '16 2:47:40 PM TheBigBopper
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* TheDungAges: During most of the scenes you can practically feel the dirt under your fingernails. You can certainly see it on the characters! Even individuals whose social status or occupation would require that they be well-dressed and groomed look very scruffy and disheveled.

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* TheDungAges: During most of the scenes you can practically feel the dirt under your fingernails. You can certainly see it on the characters! Even individuals whose social status or occupation would require that they be well-dressed and groomed look very scruffy and disheveled. A monastery with so little religoius decoration would also be unthinkable.



* RealIsBrown: Folks of all conditions are depicted wearing very drab clothing, and the monastery is shown as bare-walled and austere, whereas real-life medieval people were fond of colorful clothes and filled the insides of their religious buildings with painting.

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* RealIsBrown: Folks of all conditions are depicted wearing very drab clothing, and the monastery is shown as bare-walled and austere, whereas real-life medieval people were fond of colorful clothes and filled the insides of their religious buildings with painting. You'd think they'd at least put some paint and gold on the crucifix, they're Catholic for God's sake!
27th Feb '16 2:46:09 PM TheBigBopper
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** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. A monk would be qualified to hear someone's confession, but not a novice. People also talk about friars and monks as if they're synonymous, when it's as big as the difference between a policeman and a fireman.

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** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. seven.
** Osmund must have the smallest tonsure (shaved crown) and the largest monks' cell in Christendom.
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A monk would be qualified to hear someone's confession, but not a novice. People also talk about friars and monks as if they're synonymous, when it's as big as the difference between a policeman and a fireman.
27th Feb '16 2:43:53 PM TheBigBopper
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** In real life, plague doctors didn't start wearing those masks with a bird beak to hold herbs until the 16th century.



* HollywoodTorches: Like a lot of movies, this one has an unrealistic amount of lighting by wastefully constantly burning torches.



* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Subverted in that Averill was drugged, perhaps]].



* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Subverted in that Averill was drugged, perhaps]].

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* TheOphelia: [[spoiler: Subverted in that Averill was drugged, perhaps]].RealIsBrown: Folks of all conditions are depicted wearing very drab clothing, and the monastery is shown as bare-walled and austere, whereas real-life medieval people were fond of colorful clothes and filled the insides of their religious buildings with painting.
27th Feb '16 2:37:30 PM TheBigBopper
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** One scene takes place in a forest with suspiciously homogeneous, straight-growing trees, a manicured tree line, and stumps that were obviously cut with saws. The reason is that it's filmed in a modern German timber forest.
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