19th April, 2014
Was in the coffee shop the other day and was chatting with another fellow who was interested in the play that I am rehearsing in; The Three Musketeers. I play an Innkeeper and also one of the Cardinal’s guard as well.
As we chatted about the Alexandre Dumas’s novel, he wanted to know what characters were in the play. A woman behind us in line shushed us with “Spoilers”, since she was planning on watching the new “Three Musketeers movie” that starred Orlando Bloom. Since she thought we were talking about the movie.
The novel has been out since 1844, that’s 170 years ago, and if you don’t know the story of The Three Musketeers, and the various interpretation of the classic over the years than you must be living off the grid.
I presume the new movie differs greatly from the novel since it has steampunk elements to it. To be shushed about “spoilers” on material that’s been out for nearly 2 freakin’ centuries though?