I was thinking just the other day about this kind of thing. In the context of the amazing film Hard To Be A God, I guess in most of our minds (just lazily) the middle ages or whatever are kinda like today except everyone lived in a castle and moved around in wagons instead of cars... but what that film is good at (amongst other things) is getting across how most people lived, not just in poverty, but in absolute filth... the film is so visceral and dirty and horrible with mud and shit everywhere and, I guess, basically, that cleaning and bathing hadn't been invented and that was life then. Cold and wet and dirty and horrible.Witchfinder General's grotesque. It's got the same feel for me as places like The London Dungeon. This horrible, squalid medical sort of feel. Warts and forceps and thumbscrews. The Devils has a similar vibe. Really turns my stomach.
Sure, but Catalog said so at the start I think. It's all mixed up who is replying to whom but it's all good I guess.I'm not on about The Devils or Witchfinder feeling like Get Carter. I'm not talking about Get Carter at all when I mention this squalid, medical stuff. Just the grubby, medieval to 17 or 1800s-type stuff.
What fresh hell is this?Phones are scary afaic, whoever is calling.