05/05/2004: One of my favorite movies (or more accurately, pairs of movies)....
is "The Three Musketeers" (1973)/"The Four Musketeers" (1974), directed by Richard Lester and starring Michael York as D'Artagnan, Oliver Reed as Athos, Frank Finlay as Porthos, and Richard Chamberlain as Aramis (by coincidence, my "Thought for the Day" is a quote from "The Three Musketeers"). That's why I perked up a bit when a member of the SKEPTIC list forwarded this article on to the list: Dutch garden may hold Musketeers' skeletons. The article itself is a bit content-free (about the only reason to believe that the skeletons found in the garden could be those of the Musketeers is the alleged fact (legend?) that D'Artagnan was killed in the town where this garden is found; not very compelling).
Of course, it was news to me that the Musketeers were historical personages. Guess I need to do a little more reading.
While I'm on the subject of reading, I highly recommend Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers. A great novel, and an excellent way to spend a few hours. One of these years I need to read The Man in the Iron Mask and Twenty Years After, the two "sequels" to The Three Musketeers
Len on 05.05.04 @ 07:16 PM CST