Author Topic: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson  (Read 148086 times)

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Offline Suzanne

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I think the title of the film should be "Becoming Anastasia"

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That WAS our intended title for the book, actually!

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"That WAS our intended title for the book, actually!"

So.. Perhaps you will write a screenplay.
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I vote for Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre) to play Franzinska Schanzkowska in the film version of "Becoming Anastasia." She has a really good range as an actress. I think it would be a complex part to play - a person who assumed another person's identity to escape her own unpleasant life but convinced supporters and detractors alike that she was not "trying" to be someone else.

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I am almost finished reading the fantastic book (the last chapter on FS). I am applauded to both Greg and Penny for their excellent work on the complex case in the twentieth century. I am so grateful to have them, who wrote another brilliant book (TFOTR), and also told us what happened to the imperial family in Ekaterinburg, that they've managed to answer my countless questions on how did FS convince people that she was Anastasia. Those gave my mind a rest at last. I am glad to have this book on shelf beside with TFOTR. Thank you!

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I have no fear about pointing out the gorilla in the corner. It is indeed sad that Peter Kurth is hiding behind the "Little Nell" name on Amazon to try to trash the book. Even worse is his refusal to read and comment on the manuscript before publishing and now come out and make these allegations.

The most telling thing to me about the lunacy on the Amazon reviews is that every single person who supports the book and Penny and Greg uses THEIR OWN REAL NAME. The ones who want to trash it hide in darkness with made up pseudonyms ("little nell" and "Chat Noir") because they do not have the courage and conviction to speak with their real names. That alone should tell you about their agenda and mind set.

Pathetic.

The other day I finally finished reading all the crazy comments in some of the reviews on Amazon and it took me something like 3-4  days, on and off... It was rather entertaining, but I am really amazed that this stuff about AA is still going on... Pathetic indeed. I posted my own review of the book there and was fully expecting comments from some of these people, which of course I was going to ignore, but none came.. I don't know if that's a good thing, or a bad thing LOL. 

BTW, is 'Little Nell' really PK? Poor PK, he has finally completely lost it if that's the case...

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HarryB is the same Harry Binkow who posted that same trash, the guy from Athens Georgia, on the previous page.

Maybe he is Alec Knight from Stanford? He used almost identical words to tell us that more information will be forthcoming about the Romanov remains, now 5 years later we are still waiting...   ;)

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OK - I don't understand why anyone would want to write a review on Amazon in the first place.  I actually did only twice on books that have nothing to do with Russia or the Imperial Family and then I thought, who the heck am I to be posting my opinion about any book? Of course I have my opinions, but I am not a professional writer (not yet anyway) nor a professional reviewer and so what I think doesn't amount to a "hill of beans' as someone once said in a movie or two.

I think amazon reviews are meant to be from readers not from the professional reviewers or other authors, and I also think that a lot of people do go by them when they make a decision to purchase a book... I know I often do. Most of my reviews are on Goodreads and on my library's webpage, but I do put some of them on amazon, along with product reviews... 

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They are going crazy on Amazon.uk. For awhile some from here were fighting the good fight but they are just impossible over there. Someone who had written a 5 star review of the book did his own facial analysis and viola! came to the conclusion that AA was AN. He then changed it to a 3 star review (how generous) and they've all been back and forth congratulation themselves on how much smarter they are than all the non-believers. It's really quite sickening the level of smugness.
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I wonder what these guys' take on Osama Bin Laden's death and DNA results is ;) 

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BTW, is 'Little Nell' really PK? Poor PK, he has finally completely lost it if that's the case...

It wouldn't surprise me. Prince Romanov (Prince Wingnut, as I call him) had links to some of Kurth's recent writing on his YouTube channel but has since removed them. If PK is endorsing this crackpot then he really has lost it!

http://www.youtube.com/user/PrinceRomanov#p/u/2/EuQnx_IpX6o

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This book should lay any such nonsense to rest for good.  Greg and Penny did a great job.

PK and those other Flat Earthers need to realize that Anastasia died in 1918, was murdered with the rest of them.  Case closed.
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PK and those other Flat Earthers need to realize that Anastasia died in 1918, was murdered with the rest of them.  Case closed.

Sorry, will never happen  ;). You are underestimating the power of human stupidity...

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Some people won't let facts stand in the way of a lousy preconception, or their own ignorance!  :)

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PK and those other Flat Earthers need to realize that Anastasia died in 1918, was murdered with the rest of them.  Case closed.

Sorry, will never happen  ;). You are underestimating the power of human stupidity...

NEVER underestimate human stupidity!!