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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #135 on: June 03, 2013, 06:50:16 AM »
Day 17: Favorite Romanov movie.

I guess Rasputin, with Alan Rickman.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #136 on: June 03, 2013, 07:03:27 AM »
Day 17: romanovy ventsenosnaya semya
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #137 on: June 03, 2013, 08:06:50 AM »
Day 17: romanovy ventsenosnaya semya

Same, of course. What else? :-D

I missed 16) I somehow like her profile.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #138 on: June 03, 2013, 09:40:36 AM »
Day 17: Not counting the "Fall of Eagles" mini-series I guess I too will go with "Rasputin".
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #139 on: June 03, 2013, 10:17:22 AM »
Day 17:  Nicholas and Alexandra.  Okay, it has its flaws, but it was good for the time it was made (in 1971, when little to no information was available).
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #140 on: June 03, 2013, 11:28:36 AM »
Day 17:  Nicholas and Alexandra.  Okay, it has its flaws, but it was good for the time it was made (in 1971, when little to no information was available).

Yet, Robert Massie is considered a great, credentialled historian. Ha. His Nickolas and Alexandra was about adoration, not absolutes. Very much like his later work, "Dreadnought".

That said, I thought the film was great as a movie and indicator of lifestyle/personalities.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #141 on: June 03, 2013, 11:50:23 AM »
Day 17:  Nicholas and Alexandra.  Okay, it has its flaws, but it was good for the time it was made (in 1971, when little to no information was available).

Yet, Robert Massie is considered a great, credentialled historian. Ha. His Nickolas and Alexandra was about adoration, not absolutes. Very much like his later work, "Dreadnought".

That said, I thought the film was great as a movie and indicator of lifestyle/personalities.

The costumes and casting were both excellent. Janet Suzman was top notch in her role as Alexandra and I thought Michael Jayson did well as Nicholas. The supporting actors were very good also...not the least of which Sir Laurence Olivier's portrayal of Count Sergei Witte. Tom Baker was good as Rasputin too although it's hard to top Alan Rickman's performance.

It was a good introductory film managing to pack a lot in its three hours. All in all I'd say it's 69% "Rotten Tomatoes" and 7.1 rating on IMDB are pretty accurate. A good not great movie with too many historical flaws to merit repeated viewing.

I think it would be fun to do a little 'History vs Hollywood' with the AP crowd for a film such as this. Gather a small group in person and pause to discuss after each scene the historical inaccuracies of what was just depicted on screen. Too bad most of us are so spread around the world. I guess we could try it in a thread. Similar to JamesPratt's excellent book 'Errata'.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #142 on: June 03, 2013, 12:48:27 PM »
Day 17: I've seen Anastasia, Anastasia (cartoon) and N&A, but I'm going with N&A. Agreed with Tim, although some of it wasn't historically accurate and had flaws, it's still a good movie, despite the amount of information available at the time.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2013, 08:02:59 AM »
Day 18: Favorite staff member.

Gilliard. He had the best anecdotes.

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« Reply #144 on: June 04, 2013, 11:31:13 AM »
Day 18: I guess Dr. Botkin. He sacrificed so much!
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #145 on: June 04, 2013, 11:57:44 AM »
Day 15: GD Alexandra Nikolaevna

Day 16: I love the photo sessions of Empress Alix choosed by Duchess Hydrangea and nena, but choosing one a bit different, my fave is this:
Sorry I didn't have a b&w available on my PC :-(


Day 17: I haven't seen any movie about Romanovs but I feel interest for watching the oldest ones like Rasputin and the Empress or the Scarlett Empress (well, this about Catherine the Great), despite they're not totally historically accurate.

Day 18: I choose Pierre Gilliard too, I think that he did an excellent job at unmasking some claimants like AA or Poutziato. So he kept the memory of the real Imperial Children.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #146 on: June 04, 2013, 12:12:18 PM »
Day 18:  Dr. Botkin, loyal to the end.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #147 on: June 04, 2013, 12:48:28 PM »
18) Hard to tell. Let's say Kolia Derevenko.
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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #148 on: June 04, 2013, 01:13:38 PM »
Day 18:  Nagorny.

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Re: 30 Day Romanov Challenge
« Reply #149 on: June 04, 2013, 01:57:57 PM »
Day 18: This is a tough one to choose... but I'll go with Pierre Gilliard, for some of the best OTMAA moments.
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