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The Musketeers of Dumas, classic, animated or in a porn version


“On the first Monday of April 1625, the borough of Meung, where the author of the ‘Roman de la Rose’ was born …” saw the arrival of the young D’Artagnan. That day, in that town in the district of Orleans, the birthplace of the poet Jean de Meung, the adventure of the future king’s musketeer began, the immortal novel by Alexandre Dumas, one of the most fruitful and profitable literary sources in the history of cinema.

Now, more than a century and a half after his appearance, the story returns to the big screen in a children’s anthropomorphic version and to the beat of the catchy – for some, catchy – music by Guido and Maurizio de Angelis performed by the duo Popitos.

“There were one, two and three, the famous muskedogs and the Dartacan dog always goes with them …”. The popular eighties series D’Artacan and the three muskedogs, created by Claudio Biern Boyd, is reborn as a film.

Directed by Toni García, the protagonist is a brave and determined beagle who is very reminiscent of Snoopy and shares feats with Amis, a very flirtatious Persian greyhound; Dogos, a strong and generous Pyrenean Mastiff, and Pontos, a noble German shepherd. The film, endearingly retro, drinks half of the original text, like so many adaptations that have been made in the cinema of this timeless tale.

A story that first appeared on screen in 1898, just two years after the Lumière brothers publicly screened the Workers’ Departure from the Lumière Factory. The film, Fencing Contest from The Three Musketeers, lasted one minute and starred Lewis Waller, a British actor and director who was actually born in Bilbao and who shot this fencing scene from the play. The director was William KL Dickson, one of the fathers of cinema who ended up leaving it, after a particularly prolific career, to work as an electrical engineer.

From then until today, the characters in this novel by Alexandre Dumas have appeared in dozens of adaptations, in black and white and in color; in real image and in animation; in American, British, Mexican, Argentine, Russian, French, Filipino, Spanish productions … such as dramas, adventure films, comedies … They have even given to making pseudo-porn. In 1971 Erwin C. Dietrich shot Die Sex-Abenteuer der drei Musketiere, something like The Sexual Adventures of the Three Musketeers.

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