Sunday, February 26, 2012

Strange Times

I'm watching "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) and no other film adaptation of Zorro has so captured the fact that Zorro's adventures are contemporary with the reign of Napoleon and Pride and Prejudice.  Which, of course, means Zorro and the Scarlet Pimpernel are also contemporaries.  Has anybody done a team-up between the two of them?

The early 1800s were a weird time.  They were so modern in some ways, so medieval in others.  It's an age ripe for role-playing.

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