". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Musketeers, First Episode of 3rd / Final Season

Gotta say, this synopsis of the first episode of the third and final season of Musketeers has the whole season sounding as delicious as the previous two seasons were.

All the images on this page are stills from season 3 of Musketeeres.

This BBC Musketeers has been my favorite of all the last 5 years television series -- though Peaky Blinders* is almost in a dead heat as being C's Favorite.

Doesn't this look like the very best show ever?
From a site called, I think (it's not really clear) "The Cartermatt"
“With Paris on the brink of starvation, Grimaud and Feron join forces with the Duke of Beaufort to win the king’s business by framing the city’s refugees for grain theft. D’Artagnan’s hot temper makes him a Red Guard target and lands him in the chatelet with the victims, whose execution date looms. One man down, the musketeers race to discover the truth. Spirited refugee Sylvie catches Athos’ attention and he vows to prove her friends’ innocence – but is he wise to trust her? With a spy in their midst, can the musketeers break the conspirators’ grip on Paris before the refugees hang?”

And from The Guardian:
The final series of The Musketeers opens with our moustachioed heroes fighting cannonballs with their trusty rapiers as the war with the Spanish ramps up. Aramis’s life as a monk is disrupted when bandits, having stolen gunpowder from the French, arrive at his monastery, taking all hostage. Buckles will be swashed, and new cast member Rupert Everett will chew the scenery ragged as the Marquis de Feron, the bastard brother of the Louis XIII and corrupt governor of Paris. Ben Arnold.
Best horses and gear ever.
Alas that I'm going to have to wait such a long time -- whenever netflix gets around to making the dvds available --  to see Musketeers, season 3.  Considering how sick I've been, for so long, and still am, that hardly seems fair does it?  But then, life is not fair.  But at least I've got season 3 of Peaky Blinders coming right on up to distract me for a few days of this 100 Day Cough.


Looking forward to seeing the Shelby Clan again!
*   Peaky Blinders' season 3 is already running in the UK; it begins streaming on Netflix here on May 31.

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