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Title: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: Clovely on February 06, 2010, 01:57:05 PM
Hey there! I'm super curious, during the scene of Once Upon a December we see Olga, Tatiana and Maria come to Anastasia. Does anyone know which Grand Duchess is who?
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: abbigail on February 06, 2010, 02:00:59 PM
I've wondered that myself. I think one of the GDs has her hair down so that's probably Maria.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: Katya90 on February 06, 2010, 02:31:56 PM
I remember one with short hair as well, which is probably Tatiana. So, hair up = Olga, Short hair = Tatiana, Hair down = Maria. Though I haven't seen it in a while so I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 06, 2010, 04:19:02 PM
There was a discussion about this in movie section, but in the end we figured out that most probebly the girl in pink is Olga, girl with rshort hair is Tatiana (taken from 1914 formals) and the girl in purple Maria (also the similar hairdo as in 1914).
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: Tasia on February 07, 2010, 05:18:28 AM
Oh! Yeah, I haven't read this thread but I've figured out that the girl with a tiara in the head and with ponytails is Olga because she *have* wore a tiara in the head at the 1914 formals photo sessions! And the other with just ponytails is Maria. Anastasia is the one with the yellow dress and Tatiana is the girl with the tiara & that hairdo !  :)

Edit: just *wore*! hehe
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: Ally Kumari on February 07, 2010, 05:19:19 AM
Tiara? Tiara is a jeweled "crown" based on Kokoshnik shape :) I think you mean ribbon.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: Tasia on February 07, 2010, 05:27:21 AM
Tiara? Tiara is a jeweled "crown" based on Kokoshnik shape :) I think you mean ribbon.

Oh yes, I know that! But I don't know how to say the thing that they wore in English (the thing in the head, like a >headband<!), so I put tiara (but tiara is crown too...) LOL. So it's a ribbon! But I'll say headband! hehe!
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9958/tatiana1914.jpg)
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: violiningirl on July 01, 2013, 12:09:44 AM
Well, in the movie there is Tatiana with her hair up like it is in photos. Olga's hair is in a ponytail with a ribbon on it. And the one with her hair down is Maria. At least, that is what I've always thought.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 01, 2013, 01:43:52 AM
The general consensus:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2ufc42h.jpg)

The animators seemed to put some effort into Tatiana and Maria, as far as hairstyles go. Too bad they didn't do the same for Olga.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: TimM on July 03, 2016, 07:07:56 AM
Amazing that they ever made this movie.  By then the remains of three of the sisters had been found.

Although another decade would pass before the fourth was found, you kind of knew that Anastasia wasn't going to get the happy ending this movie said she had.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: edubs31 on July 03, 2016, 08:26:57 PM
Amazing that they ever made this movie.  By then the remains of three of the sisters had been found.

Although another decade would pass before the fourth was found, you kind of knew that Anastasia wasn't going to get the happy ending this movie said she had.

It's a workable formula, and this film was a modest hit. If we know one thing about animated movies it's that young girls love princesses. This was "Frozen" for the 90s, albeit not nearly as successful.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: voronochka262 on August 03, 2016, 06:04:28 AM
Does it kinda annoy anyone else when people say it's a Disney movie? It's Fox
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: TimM on August 08, 2018, 06:08:29 PM
If you want historical accuracy, you'll have to look elsewhere.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: GDSophie on August 08, 2018, 07:32:05 PM
OTM are kind of based on their formal 1913 photographs. Olga has the ribbon in her hair, Tatiana's hair is up and Maria's is down. When they appear next, in the nightmare, they all look generally the same but Maria wears a green bathing suite rather then purple. They made sure to make Tatiana the tallest, so you should give them that at least.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: TimM on August 10, 2018, 06:13:24 PM
Nice they got some things right.
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: SisterRomanovaTheSecond on August 12, 2018, 12:44:30 AM
Looking past all the inaccuracies, it was a sweet movie. It wasn’t trying to be historically accurate like most Romanov movies, that’s why they gave her the name of “Anya” and gave it a talking bat. It was a princess movie so they couldn’t really show the sad depressing truths. As a princess fiction inspired by a historical figure I think it’s very sweet. I do appreciate the little things they did get right! Tatiana’s hair, Maria’s, Olga’s ponytail reminiscent of 1911. The picture she looked at with her grandmama was cute too! I like how they tried to resemble it to the photoshoot
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: SisterRomanovaTheSecond on August 12, 2018, 01:00:23 AM
The original concept arts are also very interesting! Some even look like Anastasia
Title: Re: Question about the 1997 movie Anastasia!
Post by: TimM on October 05, 2018, 05:13:13 PM
Yeah, but it was odd that they made this movie, when the fate of the real Anastasia was now known.