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Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 Type of Film Drama Content Analysis This film takes place in the 18th century during the French Revolution Reign of Terror The story is basically about an aristocrat who disguises himself and saves people from being executed for no reason This man Sir Percy Blakney Anthony Andrews calls himself the Scarlet Pimpernel He saves a man Armand Sanjuste and falls in love with that mans sister Margarite played by Jane Seymour This starts a conflict because Margarite already has a boyfriend Chauvelin Ian Mckellen who happens to be Robspierres right hand man during the Reign of Terror Margarite marries Percy and Chauvelin gets jealous so he spreads lies about Margarite to separate her with Percy The plan works and leads to Chauvelins discovery of the Scarlet Pimpernels identity Then the story basically leads to a fight between Percy and Chauvelin Percy wins and he and his wife get back together and live happily ever after Context Director Clive Donner Just looking at this film I could tell that this movie was made in the 80s The video quality of the film gives it away From looking at the scenery this film most likely was filmed in Europe This movie was based on the novel by Baroness Orcsy and later aired on TV and brought out on VHS in 1982 Visual Analysis The scenery and setting was perfect for the film because it gives the audience an idea of when the story took place The costumes were great also because the clothing actually looked like what people used to where in France and England The editing was okay but they could have done better There was one part in the video which the colors were all red The sound was good but Im not too sure about the music The music didnt really seem to entertaining to me The cinematography was pretty good Ive
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