Saturday, September 22, 2018

NICOLE KIDMAN AND RALPH FIENNES TO LEAD 'THE DIG' MOVIE ON 1939 EXCAVATION OF FAMOUS SUTTON HOO ANGLO SAXON BURIAL SHIP AND ITS MARVELOUS TREASURE

SUTTON HOO 'THE DIG' MOVIE
TO PAIR UP NICOLE KIDMAN, RALPH FIENNES & A BURIAL SHIP
Nicole Kidman will be Edith Pretty
The latest scoop coming from British Daily Mail is that Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes will team up on new historical drama movie THE DIG based on John Preston's novel about the 1939 discovery of Anglo Saxon treasures at Sutton Hoo which led to the excavation of a royal burial chamber in which a 90ft-long ship was entombed 1,400 years earlier. Kidman and Fiennes will play Edith Pretty, who owned the land at Sutton Hoo, and Basil Brown, the archaeologist who found what was discovered there and the Simon Stone directed film will depict a fictionalised version of their relationship.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
The dig actually uncovered a funerary ship and a huge cache of 7th century royal treasure. Edith, apparently, had visions of ghostly processions in her yard and thus decided to have it excavated. She approached Ipswich museum about it and Basil took up the project. Although the wood had decayed, he did find the imprint of the largest Anglo Saxon burial ship ever found and its rich cargo which included weapons, silver cutlery, a suite of metalwork dress fittings in
Ralph Fiennes will play Basil Brown
gold and gems, a ceremonial helmet, shield and sword, a lyre, gold buckles, coins, and a distinctive full-face helmet with a dragon on its crest never before seen in Britain. Objects from the Byzantine Empire and the Mideast that were also found there confirmed trade networks between the Anglo Saxons and the European mainland. The diggings at the site have continued ever since, one third of it still hasn't been explored, and back in the 1990's a noble warrior in full armour was found buried alongside his horse. It still isn't known whose burial ship was it, but many believe it belonged to Rædwald, King of East Anglia, who died in 624!

9 comments:

  1. An interesting and unusual premise for a movie! I'd watch it!

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    1. of course you would, Debs, Edith was a kind of a spiritual witch especially after her husband death, you'd find that part of the story when visions appear to her quite interesting, methinks.

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  2. It does sound interesting, but I just can't do Nicole Kidman. Or, her friend Naomi Watts. Those are 2 actresses that I have never taken a shining to.

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    1. she does always pick amazing roles, too bad they're always better suited for someone else :(

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    1. my lessons are back due to popular demand :)

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  4. Nicole Kidman. Everybody hates her but I sure as heck don't.

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    1. her husband does not either. Poor woman hasn't seen her adopted kids at least a decade or so as they stayed in the sect with Tom Cruise and it forbids them to have any connection with people who left the sect even if it is their mother! Or daughter in Tom's case, he hasn't seen Suri for years either.

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    2. People are funny and need to be punished in a dark room. It's a given.

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