21 January 2007

`The Queen'

The movie The Queen has interesting themes. Helen Mirren, playing HM in the week of Diana's death, asks for "restrained grief and sober mourning" in accordance with the values of the World War II generation. Fat chance. In our age, the fake grief of the conspiracy-theory fuelled millions who'd never met Diana was considered sufficient reason to force the Queen to exhibit her own emotions live on TV. It's an outrage.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cathy Legg said...

I thought the scene where the Queen bursts Tony Blair's bubble of being 'democratically adored' and therefore virtuous / superior, by telling him they could turn on him tomorrow, was a classic.

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