Mary Queen of Scots reviews

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Re: Mary Queen of Scots reviews

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:39 am

Yes, the critics seem to have gone gaga over this one which is more removed from history than any of the other versions starting with Ronan's Scottish accent - Mary was born in Scotland but her father (James V) died when she was an infant. She was raised in France by her French mother and did not return to Scotland until after the death of her first husband, King Francis II of France, who died after two years of marriage when she was 21. She spoke with a French accent, not a Scottish one although she's usually played speaking either with a British accent (Vanessa Redgrave) or a mid-Atlantic one (Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn).

Previous versions of the story have Mary and Elizabeth meeting in one of the many prisons in which Mary was held when in fact they never met. This one has them meeting earlier, before Elizabeth had her imprisoned, when they were more or less on equal ground. It may a good film for the era of the #MeToo movement, but anyone looking for insight into the actual era should look elsewhere.

On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised to see it nominated for a slew of Oscars - cinematography, production design, costume design, editing, both sound categories and yes, Best Picture, Actress and Supporting Actress.
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Re: Mary Queen of Scots reviews

Postby dws1982 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 pm

Pretty good reviews for a movie that everyone assumed was kept out of fall festivals because it wasn't any good. I'm guessing it just wasn't finished in time?

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Re: Mary Queen of Scots reviews

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:52 am

“Those Koreans. They’re so suspicious, you know, ever since Hiroshima.” Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) from American Horror Story: Season One

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“Those Koreans. They’re so suspicious, you know, ever since Hiroshima.” Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) from American Horror Story: Season One

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Mary Queen of Scots reviews

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“Those Koreans. They’re so suspicious, you know, ever since Hiroshima.” Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange) from American Horror Story: Season One


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