Interesting GDI...just some feedback for you...
Although an OTMA centered movie would be welcomed, I would prefer a TV series (or several?), spanning from Olga's birth to their deaths.
We all would. But assuming that this would approximately be a two-hour feature film I think it very difficult not
to skip over major events if you're going to A) include everything important that happened from 1895 on, and B) if you're planning on keeping the focus on the siblings...again as you said a mini-series would solve this problem. In that case I'd like to see something along these lines...Hour 1 (1894-1895)
- Nicholas and Alix are engaged, Alexander III dies, Nicholas assumes the throne, the wedding, and Olga is born.Hour 2 (1896-1903)
- Nicholas' coronation and the Khondynka incident, the exhibition, Hague Peace Conference & births of TMA.Hour 3 (1904-1906)
- Russo-Japanese War, birth of Alexei, pogroms against the Jews, Bloody Sunday, October ManifestoHour 4 (1907-1913)
- Focus on family life, the Duma, brewing revolution, Sotolypin's assasination, Spala Incident, Enter RasputinHour 5 (1914-1916)
- Famous portrait session, World War I, life at the military hospital, Rasputin's murderHour 6 (1917-1918)
- Bolshevik Revolution, Nicholas' abdication, held captive, Withdraw from WWI, IF murdered
And about their (metaphorical) death scenes, I wouldn't want to see it dampened down. I would prefer a hard hitting reality of what happened to ignite more shock into the audience (and to be honest, is it any more gristly that Saw, for instance?).
Again, consider the theme of the film. A mini-series, documentary type film would make sense to have your hard hitting reality. A romantic portrayal of OTMA/family for the first 1:45 followed by a gruesome killing sequence would be awfully shocking to viewers. It would also make the film R-rated, limiting the size of the audience. Not a smart move when you consider the number of adolescent girls who'd ordinarily like to attend, lol.