Author Topic: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall  (Read 31676 times)

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #120 on: May 23, 2010, 06:35:22 AM »
In one scene of one of the Russian movies on the last days of the Imperial family, there is a scene where the Imperial Family are having a picnic by a river and Nicholas accidentally drops a picture card of the balerina and Alix sees it and storms off and I am sure this is based on a real incident as teh rest of the movie is well researched.

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #121 on: May 23, 2010, 12:34:58 PM »
In one scene of one of the Russian movies on the last days of the Imperial family, there is a scene where the Imperial Family are having a picnic by a river and Nicholas accidentally drops a picture card of the balerina and Alix sees it and storms off and I am sure this is based on a real incident as teh rest of the movie is well researched.

The movie is "Romanovy", and while it may have been well-researched, I certainly wouldn't consider it particularly accurate - to me it's just nationalist propaganda, with the addition of the odd invented romance. I may sound harsh, but as I've said here before I do think the story of Nicholas and Mathilde has been hugely romanticized (though certainly not, I should add, by Coryne Hall, whose book is pretty devastatingly realistic in its assessment of the whole situation).  I have never read an account of any such scene anywhere.
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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #122 on: August 08, 2010, 07:06:54 AM »
No, I don't think that any such scene happened. I thought, (but it has been awhile since I read the book, so I have to admit I don't remember specifics), that Imperial Dancer romanticized the Nicholas II/ MK affair a bit, but certainly not to the extent of that scene in Romanovy.

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Re: Imperial Dancer by Coryne Hall
« Reply #123 on: June 09, 2012, 06:41:08 PM »
am just finishing this book.  delightful!  MK's charm, kind heartness and bravura dancing shine thoughout.  what a life!! 

I would be surprised if she and the Tsar didn't have contact through out his life.