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"The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« on: October 20, 2005, 11:00:01 AM »
Just found this online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/features/feature_10.shtml

Anyone catch it? I didn't like the book (actually couldn't read it all the way through), but how was the film? I didn't even know they made it...

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2005, 11:11:15 AM »
I seen it, but can't remember much. To be honest, I wouldn't recommend it, Helen. It seemed pretty low budget or something, because the camera work was terrible and full of odd angles, which I know some people like, but I don't. Full of inaccuracies too.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2005, 11:21:24 AM »
Thanks, PL.

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Full of inaccuracies too.


Yeah, that would be the case if it was based on the book at all...

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2005, 11:26:01 AM »
No prob.  8) Personally, I don't like Philippa Gregory's books - among other things, her language is far too modern for the subject matter, IMO.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2005, 11:30:17 AM »
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 Personally, I don't like Philippa Gregory's books .


I don't either.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 12:52:34 PM »
I quite like Phillipa Gregory although saying that her latest one is utter pants. I watched the Other Boleyn Girl and it was so so.  Can't remember much about it so it couldn't have been that good.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 12:54:32 PM »
There's going to be some Hollywood film of this coming out in 2006, I believe.  I think Keira Knightley was asked to be Anne Boleyn.  Let me laugh really hard.

I liked Boleyn Girl, don't like her other Tudor novels.  Of course, I realize it's all totally sensationalized, but it's still fun reading.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2005, 01:06:04 PM »
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I quite like Phillipa Gregory although saying that her latest one is utter pants.


I am currently attempting to read "Virgin's Lover" - is this the one you mean? It's about Amy Robsart, Robert Dudley's wife. I am on page 15 maybe, and it seems sort of ok so far. But I don't like Gregory's style of writing that much and don't like that she takes liberties with historical facts. In which case I should probably stick with non-fiction and stop tormenting myself  ;D.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2005, 01:09:50 PM »
Oh gawd, yes, thats the  one I got about 3/4 of the way through and thought " Oh hurry up and fall down those bl**dy stairs or I will push you myself ;D
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2005, 12:53:09 AM »
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Oh gawd, yes, thats the  one I got about 3/4 of the way through and thought " Oh hurry up and fall down those bl**dy stairs or I will push you myself ;D



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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2005, 03:22:43 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2006, 01:54:00 AM »
According to "The Hollywood Reporter", Natalie Portman and Eric Bana are in the final talk to star in the new making of "The other Boleyn Girl". Natalie as Anne and Bana as Henry VIII. Justin Chadwick will instruct and the shooting is set to begin in September.
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2006, 10:36:43 PM »
I actually came here specifically to post about this. The Hollywood reporter link is http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/film/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002691243. I've never read the book, but I read these boards like crazy, and everyone seems to be in agreement that the book is awful, so will the movie be worse? I can't see Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn. To me it's Helena Bonham Carter or nothing, but she's probably too busy filming Harry Potter.

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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2006, 02:38:15 AM »
Eeeeuuuwww no, not Helena B-C .Wasn't she Anne Boleyn in a recent ITV production of the life of Henry VIII (played by Ray Winstone)
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Re: "The Other Boleyn Girl" dramatized?
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 05:49:52 AM »
i personally think natalie's looks are too ingenue for the role. helena bonham carter has that 'sexy but bad' thing that might suit her better... but of course it depends on what is the image of anne that they are trying to create.
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