Monday, July 09, 2007
Saw The Queen yesterday for the second time. To be fair - the first time was on DVD, and this time it was in a freezing movie hall, with nice seats that make you (almost) think you're sleeping, with caramel popcorn to hog and your friends to steal.
So... yes, it's different.
And Helen Mirren is simply superb in the movie. Brought back memories of the time Diana died. I remember, it seemed like such a big deal at that time - my Anglo grandmum still has these ties with England, and she still goes gaga over the Royals there - and yes, Diana was a favourite, surprise, surprise. But while the Brits went on screaming bloody murder against the Queen for not 'being human' at Diana's death, I remember how my own grandmum was quite supportive of the monarch. And this movie also shows that. Behind all the publicity churning and all the clever taglines ("People's Princess"), it was easy to forget that the Queen was not really used to all this, and thought of all of it as quite a meaningless and annoying affront to a personal moment.
Mirren must have been tongue-tied over that brief cup-of-tea invite. :)
have heard a lot about the movie, but im yet to watch it. anyways, i'm hoping you'll post something on gabbles soon. 'tis been ages :)
I havent watched it yet :O
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