Pin It
Favourite

Fencing 

En Garde!

It's Fencing's old school European nature that attracts me. That, and growing up on Errol Flynn movies. I am watching two Italian women (Granbassi and Trillini) fence in the Women's individual foil event. A close up shot of Trillini's hand shows off a gold wedding ring and an expensive watch. No dressing down for this event. Like equestrian, it's a high class sport. The officiating is done in French. The uniforms are cool. C'mon now, who wouldn't want to dress up in those suits and give 'er a shot? Also - it looks like it takes place in a theatre. The audience sits in the dark. The fencing stage is brightly lit. Thing is, I have no friggin' idea how the sport works. All the small fights are over much faster than in the movies. I think Granbassi has killed Trillini at least ten times. Maybe if the event took place on a recreated set of a pirate ship, it would have mass appeal. But le duc d'escrime would never allow it.

Tags:

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Thank you for your support!

Pin It
Favourite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Andy Murdoch

In Print This Week

Vol 28, No 1
July 9, 2020

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2020 Coast Publishing Ltd.