I am always smiling with pleasure by the time I finish one of your literary posts. My pleasure was especially great tonight, thank you.
IMO – properly made by the right people, an epic blockbuster budget movie on Cromwell is ripe for the marketplace.
Cromwell, “Warts and All” as the title. Somehow fit all the good stuff into a 2 and half hour plus braveheart style story of Freedom.
A scene like the Dissolution of the Rump speech would find broad appeal about now, end the movie with Cromwell’s final prayer at his deathbed….with all the rage the left and Irish Catholics would bring, it could have a limited marketing budget as much of it would be free.
Walter Russell Mead as special consultant to the movie.
for the visually inclined, A&E’s 2004 “The Last King”, way too heavy on the women in his life, but quite effective highlighting the intensity of the religious hatred to Catholics in post-Cromwell England, and power struggle with Parliament, during the restoration of Charles II.
I want to read that Gambling Man too. I’m an online casino games lover.