*doesn’t have internet access for a week*
— Maximilien Robespierre. (via osgood-schlatter)
(meanwhile in an alternate universe somewhere people are making angry films about the USSR to express their feelings on the French revolution)
I feel like Trotsky already set this up with his talk about a Soviet Thermidor.
So… The Moscow Trials happen like a decade early for no good reason. Stalin crowns himself general secretary. De-stalinization as a thinly veiled metaphor for the restoration. Trotsky stabs himself in the head with an ice pick.
I think someone should make a film about the French revolution that is very metaphorically and obliquely about how the director feels about about the USSR and has no relation to the actual French revolution and makes no sense when you know things about the period and have read even the most biased and angry source material.
Then we will come full circle.
#eleonore’s brother being a child inexplicably#is that even her brother#maybe he’s her love child with camille#lucile’s lines are 50% camille’s name#danton lives in a weird brothel with mediums and what#robespierre in a toga#camille crying more than marius and cosette combined#saint just having a fit because he can’t kill people#the csp wearing stage makeup#couthon just all couthon#everyone looking 50 except camille who looks 15#gerard depardieu is a good choice for danton but just ew#wadja’s pretentious fapping#99.9999999% of the revolution films#BOLSHEVISM AND ANARCHY!!!1
Lucile watches the guy at the tribunal announce that she is suspected of having conspired to murder convention or whatever, and then just walks away as no one makes any attempt to stop her.
Everyone in Parisian law enforcement going about their business without bothering to arrest her, ever.
Camille having the political knowledge of a 14-year-old raised in a cave.
Hébertists? What Hébertists?
Robespierre demanding that Fabre d’Eglantine be removed from the historical record of an event that he wasn’t actually a part of. Oh wait, maybe he was and Robespierre was just super successful.
Walk into the club like “if you drink the hemlock I’ll drink it with you!”
walk out of the club like “on second thought…”
What’s he even trying to prove though?
In that particular quote, that Fouquier had never gone to the CPS without being ordered to. Since he said so in his defense, it would have to be true for us to be able to assume that everything else in it is true as well.
In general, that Fouquier was a sweet little lamb who never did anything wrong ever.