Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The other Boleyn Girl

Last night I saw a great movie, The Other Boleyn Girl. You might remember from history class about Anne Boleyn who was tried and killed by her husband who was on the quest for a male heir and disposing of wives who couldn't give that to him. Well, apparently there was ANOTHER sister, Mary, who was actually the mother of Queen Elizabeth ( the first - not the current queen ).
This movie is the tale of the lives of the two sisters. The acting is all in all pretty good, but Natalie Portman doesn't really come off evil enough to justify all the madness that ensues. Scarlett Johansen really does a great job though ( typecast anyone? ) of being the simple good-girl sister. The real stars of the movie though are the costumes. There are more costume changes in this movie than any other I've seen in as long as I can remember, each one more beautiful and jewel toned than the previous. They really POP against the background of Tudor England with all that drab weather and grey stone. Look for an Oscar Nom in a year for best costumes!!

4 comments:

pve design said...

Oh, what a feast of color! I adore costume changes.
Be the change, you are a ball of energy and passion!

Be the change..... said...

Wow, such kind words, PVE :-) Thanks so much! Costumes and scenery generally make the movie for me; I can't wait to see 'Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day' this weekend when it opens!

jakubowski said...

I believe that this movie is fiction...

its not a pure history lesson...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Other_Boleyn_Girl

Be the change..... said...

Yes, I don't think anyone is meant to believe this is fact, jak! It's just an interesting story and more importantly incredible costumes!!