Thursday, 4 August 2011

Borgia Blooper!

My mom has been watching the TV program, The Borgias, every now and then since I've been in Montreal. The show doesn't really interest me but the episode that was on the other night, The Borgias in Love, caught my eye as it had more of a horsey theme to it and even a side saddle sighting!


(Photo courtesy of Showtime.)

Can you spot the blooper?

That's right, they didn't have leaping heads in the 15th century! LOL, I know a planchette style side saddle appropriate for the era would have probably been too expensive to make just for one scene but they could have unscrewed the leaping head to make it a bit more authentic looking as Lucrezia was being led by her lover anyways. :)

6 comments:

  1. They had sidesaddles in the 15th century?

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  2. Be glad they had a sidesaddle at all!

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  3. Is the over girth "over" the stirrup leather?

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  4. Cool picture though and good costuming too.

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  5. at least they showed side saddle, so many of the period dramas/films have astride saddles with the ladies....!!!

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  6. LOL, I think Lucrezia ends up going astride in some later episodes :P

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