it's over. I liked it but I am 100% sure I would have loved it a lot more if I understood all the details, all the references.
Agreed. Yet I must say that the dialogue, the very real way in which human emotion was portrayed in this film is what I liked most about it. I think I might rewatch once I´ve read up on the historical background of this period.
Medieval history has always been my favorite. But now in my latter years I have done more reading in u.s.history. As a student I never liked the civil war or anything after 1815. I did have a morbid fascination with the holocaust so I read every thing available there. Now I will read nearly anything I can find about anything. Books about wwII and the civil war are more plentiful. There are some great biographies on Catherine and Peter the great out now. I liked the Catherine one best.
Tsarist Russia, can´t go wrong with that
My own tastes are rather similar to yours I must say, minus the penchant for US history. Did your fascination for the holocaust simply fizzle out because you were over-satiated with books on the subject or were there other reasons?