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Offline abbigail

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Your favorite Romanov movie?
« on: December 29, 2009, 08:08:13 AM »
Note: I looked this up in the search bar to see if there was already a thread and nothing came up...if this is a repeated topic, I didn't mean it

I got "Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya" for Christmas and I love it! I think the music in particular is really nice and the acting is great as well. :D The actors all really resemble the actual family, especially Olga.
I've seen "Nicholas and Alexandra" and part of "Rasputin" with Alan Rickman in the title role but that's all...my favorite is by far "Романовы. Венценосная семья" and I LOVE "Russian Ark" even thought it's not exclusively NAOTMAA.
What's your favorite Romanov film and why? I don't really know that many.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 08:16:30 AM by abbigail »
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 08:22:14 AM »
I like the movie "Anastasia" of 1997 *____________*, I like it because I've watched IT when I was a child and began to like the Romanov and Russian history, it is so magical and cool xD

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 08:27:40 AM »
I like the movie "Anastasia" of 1997 *____________*, I like it because I've watched IT when I was a child and began to like the Romanov and Russian history, it is so magical and cool xD

Hmm, I've never heard of that one! I'll look it up.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 09:42:43 AM »
Definitely Romanovy. After that, probably Rasputin.
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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 06:25:53 PM »
I have only seen Romanovy and Russian Ark, and out of those 2, definetly Romanovy. Russian Ark was very...eccentric. and hard to understand. i was hoping for more with naotmaa. speaking of Russian ark, who are those girls running with Anastasia supposed to be?
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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 07:36:28 PM »
GD Andrea--I think those girls running around are symbolic, dressed as angels and kind of foreshadowing the execution/murder of Anastasia and her family.
Yeah, Russian Ark was kind of weird. That's why I like it so much though! :D
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 07:41:12 PM »
I've seen Nicholas & Alexandra, Rasputin, and Romanovy, and of course the animated Anastasia when I was younger. Romanovy has got to be my favorite of the historically-accurate ones, because it was so well done, but I still kind of like Anastasia as well, even though the inaccuracies make me cringe now... because who wouldn't wish that something like that could happen? Even if it's totally impossible, it's fun to "escape" for an hour or so. Plus the music is good. Where else can we find songs with lines like "She said that like a Romanov"?

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 02:58:07 AM »
Where else can we find songs with lines like "She said that like a Romanov"?

 ;D Oh yes the song "you can learn to do it" which is hard to find on youtube by the way.... i must say my favorite piece is in the beginning "You made faces and terrorized the cook/Threw him in the brook/Was I Wild?/Wrote the book/(my main fave of this verse) but you behaved when your father gave that look"..." that sentence just reminds me of all the times that say for instance she was in a tree and her father seemed to be the only who get could down and listen to reason! interestingly i'm listening to that song now as i post this!  :)
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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 02:58:54 AM »
Romanovy is best as a kind of historical documentary despite few inaccuracies.
Rasputin with Alan Rickman is best as a movie.

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 12:54:31 PM »
GD Andrea--I think those girls running around are symbolic, dressed as angels and kind of foreshadowing the execution/murder of Anastasia and her family.
Yeah, Russian Ark was kind of weird. That's why I like it so much though! :D
it looked to me like the girls were wearing tinsel!
i think there was not a thing i understood in that movie. it being in russian didn't help at all, of course. i didn't even get who the guy in black was in the first place! 
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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 07:15:29 PM »
It looked like that to me too! Lol!
I've always thought that knowing what the people in the background were saying (all the little side conversations) the whole movie would make more sense. But maybe we're supposed to interpret it for ourselves. The guy in black is "The Marquis de Custine", or so the imdb page says.
One of the reasons I like the movie so much is the music! It's incredibly deep and touching for me.
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2010, 12:16:11 AM »
For me it would have to be Rasputin (Alan Rickman with no top on Mmmm) some great quotes and scenes.  Then Romanovy which use the AP etc it is beautiful to watch.

Hate HATE HATE! Anastasia 1997 and the one of Anna Anderson's story.   The one in Anna Anderson's story of Nicky didn't even look like him at all.
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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2010, 02:49:59 AM »
Yeah... Omar Shariff actually looked terribly scary as nicholas.

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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2010, 03:19:40 AM »
Yeah... Omar Shariff actually looked terribly scary as nicholas.

LOL that one too,  I was talking about the one that was a TV series which had Christian Bale as Alexei from the 80s.
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Re: Your favorite Romanov movie?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2010, 04:12:21 AM »
I donīt know that one.