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This review is from: The Madness Of King George [DVD] (DVD)A glorious visual feast, a sublime and bang-on accomanyment of Zadok the Priest and the incredible locations are the first striking aspects of this film. It is an entertaining and even humorous account of the porphyria attack(s) that left George III incapable of rule. Chronologically condensed for the sake of artistic license this otherwise fine account of the period has only a few scenes that make one's eyes roll to the ceiling. This for me was the constant and usually unnecessary mentions of the USA. America had gained independance some 12 years before the madness is alleged to have started yet the King appeared to have, in the film at least, a deep harking for the reaquirement of this colony. I believe this may be a sop to the American audiences and I suppose as the very film depended on American backing, I guess it was inevitable. Nonetheless, a special thanks to the Goldwyn Company for a period masterpiece.
Lastly, for his portrayal of George, Nigel Hawthorne really deserved that missed Oscar but perhaps he would have wanted his mere performance to speak rather than accolades.
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Initial post: 12 Oct 2011 06:01:28 BDT
Dee P. says:
bianca do you have the DVD version which has a red "film 4" cover? If yes could you tell me if the image is anamorphic or not. Thx =)
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