Reel History 2×11 – The Man in The Iron Mask

Wait!? There are TWO Leonardo DiCaprios!? What will the Three Musketeers think!?

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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What happens in this episode? 

In this episode, Jenna and Hugh look at 1998’s Hollywood adaptation THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, which gives Jenna a chance to try out her French and Hugh a reason to out himself as a lifelong Alexandre Dumas (Pere) fanboy. Writer/director Randall “BRAVEHEART” Wallace, actor Gabriel “supercool” Byrne, how Jenna knows more Dumas than she realises and Hugh’s favourite quote from the film are all points along the way as they decide how well the film portrays 17th century France.


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