The Mists of Avalon (2001) short review

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I LOVED this book. I’ve probably read it at least 20 times, so I was SO excited to hear about this miniseries with such a fabulous cast as Julianna Margulies, Anjelica Huston, Joan Allen, and Samantha Mathis. However, I literally only made it through half of this film — it was so lackluster that I didn’t even care to see the second half, and that’s saying something! I’m probably biased in that I always pictured Helena Bonham Carter as Morgaine. I can’t even remember anything about the costumes, and again, that’s saying something.

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. saffireblu

    Well, HBC did get her Morgan-esque moment in ‘Merlin’ a mini-series/ movie, IDK, I can’t remember- a young Lena Hedy was Guinevere, Martin Short was (slightly ironically) a ‘tall gnome’ & Miranda Richardson was Mab, some kind of Otherworld Queen & her sister, the Lady of the Lake- that living fish necklace weirded me out, I remember that.

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