10.31.2009

Day 24, The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth.


Friday nights in Baumholder Germany, can be quite the challenge for any family. Back in the states you pack up a hot chocolate and head to a Friday Night High School Football game. Not the case here. Therefore, in the Craven residents it typically becomes movie night,...dinner on the coffee table/ Boy Scout popcorn popping / and of course, some Hot Apple Cider.

Now last night we decided on a movie that Jessica and I had no idea about...we were pitted between AMADEUS and ELIZABETH. One was for 9.99 to buy, the other was the 2.99 rental. (We took the frugal route).

After our trip to London 2 months ago, we have been intrigued by the historical significance of the places we visited. For instance, we saw the spot where Anne Boleyn was beheaded ...etc..etc. You get the point...SO, last night we watched the movie, "Elizabeth", a retelling of the last couple of years of her reign in England, as the Spanish Armada was preparing to attack.

I am not a history buff, so watching these movies makes me race to wikipedia to research these events, and atleast get a decent overview of what I have been watching. VERY enjoyable. Costumes were amazing...hair....ridiculously PROM! And if you read the previous blog regarding Jessica and my movie tastes, it matched perfectly.

A great night of stimulating History. Does anyone know any other classic like that?

So, what's the bottomline:
I don't really know. Maybe, Friday Nights are just good times to sit and enjoy the bounty of your labors. Maybe, from time to time, Jesus did take a day and just talk about fishing to Peter or carpentry? I am not Max Lucado, ...careful not to over-emphasize Christ's humanity...but I did enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. We watched Apollo 13 last night. While I am NOT a history buff either...I love watching movies that bring about history and make it real to me...Gladiator, Braveheart, etc. I know that they are NOT real...but they paint the picture for me for the time. Now, other movies like Apollo 13 and some of those that are very much based on real events...well, they just top the cake for me. If you haven't seen it in awhile...go back and watch it. Great movie!!!

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