Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week’s theme is renaissance movies. I rarely watch period pieces so I had researched if I was getting the time lines right. Here are my picks for the week.
Shakespeare in Love – I didn’t find this to be Oscar worthy, but I did enjoy it all the same. Joseph Fiennes always seem to appear in period roles, and this was no different.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Judge Frollo was creepy. I haven’t watched this since its initial release, but Quasimodo had one song that I really liked. However I did not like the movie – I wasn’t a fan of the characters and the story.
Beauty and the Beast – To fit the time period, I'm using Jean Cocteau's 1946 adaptation. I've been amazed at how the fantasy elements was incorporated in the film during that time. It isn't as glamorous as the recent English adaptation or the 2014 French film, but still a good movie all the same.