Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Victoria Regina

GR&DF it will be a quickie post today as I am still "secret" stitching.

Sooooo - I think I will talk about the super film from last night. "The Young Victoria" - 2009 - starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful film. I am a total Anglophile and love all things Royal - so I guess I am predisposed to enjoy this film, but I think anyone would enjoy this story. It covers the first years of Victoria's reign roughly 1837 - 1840. The film also shows some earlier scenes of Victoria at 5 and 12 and her growing up in Kensington Palace and under the control of John Conroy, her mothers (the Duchess of Kent - played by Miranda Richardson) comptroller. The film follows her through the accession to the throne, the coronation and eventual love match and marriage with His Serene Highness, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Here is the official trailer for the film -



The film is only 105 min - I could have watched for another 100 mins, but that might be just me - the acting is good and suburb in sections, the costumes are just beautiful and the sets are magnificent. It came out on DVD yesterday and that is what I saw. The extras are pretty skimpy, but they are what they are. If you see the film keep a watch and you will see princess Beatrice in a bit part playing one of Victoria's Ladies in waiting - her mother Sarah, Duchess of York was one of the Producers.

There you go sports fans. Thank you again for stopping by - do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

DonnaTN said...

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away I wrote a term paper (do they still use that term?) on Queen Victoria. I'll have to keep an eye out and give this a look!

Katrina said...

Love that movie, I bought it yesterday too :-). If you like period pieces, Bright Star is wonderful too.

Jennifer said...

A topic that is truly dear to my heart too! I think Princess Beatrice looks much more like the young Victoria then the lead actress...espcially in the eyes.

Lynette said...

I love this one too Edgar and have just bought the DVD out of some money I was given for my birthday. Looking forward to watching it again!

J Rae said...

I loved this movie!

Erna said...

I so agree with you Edgar ....a superfilm

Margaret said...

What a coincidence! I just got that movie in the netflix mail today. lol! Can't wait to watch it -- I'm a big Anglophile too!

Daffycat said...

Ooooo, I didn't know this was out on DVD! I must go buy it soon! Thanks so much for the heads up, Edgar!

Sharon said...

Oh, I just LOOOOOVE this movie!! It's on my netflix wait list even as we speak. (Those of you who are watching it on Netflix - send it back soon. I can hardly wait!)
Thanks for the tidbit about Princess Beatrice and her Mum. Always fun to read the background info you provide on the flix's. Your reviews have NEVER let me down!! Keep stitching and flixing (is that a word??) and photo-taking. Your life and blog are a delight to peek in on. :)

Lisa M said...

I love this movie too! I bought the DVD a few months ago having never seen the movie before at the cinema because I knew I would love it - and I do! Another movie I am waiting to be released on DVD is Bright Star which is period movie about poet John Keats and his three year romance with Fanny Brawne before he died at 21... it has the same feel as The Young Victoria.

Laura said...

I also love this film!!!

Natalia said...

Edgar, thanks for the movie suggestion. I am an Anglophile also and I already have it ready to mail from Netflix !!! I do love the pictures of your Farmer's Market. I can't wait to visit ours here in CO. Oh, I love spring.. ..

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