Monday, April 28, 2014
V is for Vicomte of Bragelonne
The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later is a novel by Alexander Dumas and is the third volume in a series of books. The book is written in three parts and is about The Musketeers and their quests during and about the transformation of Louis XIV from child monarch to Sun King and set between 1660 and 1667. Much like the movie the plot is a thick web between politics and covert operations.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) portrays The Three Musketeers as; Jeremy Irons is Aramis, John Malkovich as Ahos, Gerard Depardieu as Porthos, and Gabriel Byrne as D'Artagnan. The dual role of King Louis XIV and his twin brother Phillippe is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio. As King Louis XIV he is a cruel King (of France). When The Musketeers device a plan to switch the King with his twin brother who has been imprisoned, it becomes a thrilling escapade. Of course, there is much more to the story, but I don't want to give it all away. If you haven't watched it, check it out; you won't be disappointed.