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Offline Ally Kumari

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #420 on: September 15, 2008, 02:31:49 PM »
my favourite scene is a very short one: little OTMA playing with Gilliard in the snow

My least favourite scene is too long to endure - Nicolas meets Alix after abdication, and EVERY scene with Alexei (can´t stand him)

the saddest I actually found separation from Gilliard, when the girls are crying.

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« Reply #421 on: September 15, 2008, 05:24:47 PM »
Hi,

Because I admire the Dowager Empress so much, I like the two scenes she is in, portrayed by Irene Worth.

We first see her at her birthday party, where she is presented with a jewelled egg and then walks with Nicholas, saying, "Even London on a Sunday afternoon is not as boring as a room full of Romanovs!"...
She then goes off to dance...

Later, she meets Nicholas at a train station and berides him about Rasputin and says, "Your father would have taken this man and hanged him!"...
And she adds, "You mean we are all to be destroyed, the whole dynasty, because you cannot say NO to your wife???"......

Great dramatic scenes & dominated by Minnie!!!

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« Reply #422 on: September 16, 2008, 11:24:36 AM »
i agree with you Vecchiolarry, Irene Worth played a great dowager empress   ;)


My least favourite scene is too long to endure - Nicolas meets Alix after abdication, and EVERY scene with Alexei (can´t stand him)


i agree Grand Duchess Ally is it because the both portrays Alexei as pathetic

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« Reply #423 on: September 16, 2008, 03:33:31 PM »
Anything with Irene Worth, bless her. She was great. "...what can you do Nicky?" is perhaps a telling comment that sums up Nicholas.

As for dislike is the executioner they managed to make him out as a rather nice dotty old man! B*****d is the word I would use for him.
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« Reply #424 on: September 16, 2008, 05:37:42 PM »
Having seen pictures of the real Yakov Yurovsky - I can't understand why they made him look like that.

The movie was actually the life of Alexei as it begins with his birth and ends with his death.

I like the scene of OTMA dancing, but since we all know that the governor's house in Tobolsk wasn't out in a field somewhere, I didn't like the inaccuracy.


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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #425 on: September 17, 2008, 12:06:43 PM »


I like the scene of OTMA dancing, but since we all know that the governor's house in Tobolsk wasn't out in a field somewhere, I didn't like the inaccuracy.



thank-you Alixz, when i first saw the film ( before i'd seen pictures of the govenor's mansion) i thought ' aww how sad they have to live in a log cabin' ( which is probably what the directors wanted us to think,hence the inaccuracy)

also why is DR B. the only servant?

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #426 on: September 21, 2008, 09:20:31 AM »
The scene with the girls painting with M. Gilliard.

Although there's no historical evidence to suggest anything like it happened,
I find it cute...and it definitely shows the behaviour of any sisters in it.
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« Reply #427 on: September 21, 2008, 01:28:14 PM »
I think my favourite scenes in "Nicholas and Alexandra" were the ones with Irene Worth as the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. She was simply superb in the part. She and Michael Jayston (Nicholas II) were very well cast and acted so well together.

I've just watched N & A again after a long time, and I, too, loved the scenes with Irene Worth. She was indeed superb.

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« Reply #428 on: October 02, 2008, 08:29:45 AM »
 The N & A DVD has finally been released in Australia, it is only available in the Big W retail stores - $12 - I got my copy in Sydney
 only problem is there is no extras, not even a 1971 movie trailer,unlike the american edition which I got 5 years ago which is a much better DVD with extra features ;)

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« Reply #429 on: October 04, 2008, 07:03:19 AM »
 I watched the DVD today, it is in wide screen format and a pretty good print,same as the ameriican print,still worth buying, much better
 
 than the VHS Video I had in the 1980's  ;)

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« Reply #430 on: October 12, 2008, 09:45:34 PM »
Does it have a blooper reel? I'd watch that.
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« Reply #431 on: November 23, 2008, 05:11:21 PM »
I just saw the movie... It was ok movie but there where some historical mistakes. Which i did not like
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« Reply #432 on: January 25, 2009, 09:15:40 AM »
My favouriite was at the very beginning with Alix singing to baby Alexei. Such a sweet scene.

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« Reply #433 on: January 27, 2009, 07:34:51 AM »
Ahh!! It's been WAY too long, since the last time I saw this wonderful movie!! But... My favorite scene would have to be when Alexandra and Nicholas are going to a party (before the meet Rasputin) that scene seems so terribly romantic to me. But so many wonderful scenes though...It brought the book alot justice!
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« Reply #434 on: March 22, 2009, 03:41:13 PM »
For me yes!, is one of my favorite movies about the Imperial Family (with "Romanovy - Ventsenosnaya semya" and "Rasputin - Dark servant of destiny).