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WASH OUT WALLIS,
This review is from: W.E. [DVD] (DVD)I have just watched "W E" (on the date that Wallis Simpson was born, 19th June - she would have been 118 today) and thoroughly enjoyed the 1930's part of the story, which was very well filmed, with stunning locations, clothes, and music score - I loved Madonna's haunting song "Masterpiece". The film was very well acted, with Andrea Riseborough superb as Wallis, but I didn't think James D'Arcy captured the essence of Edward VIII or look like him particularly; but I really couldn't see the point of the present day story as it jumped between the two time periods - much better to have stuck to the original story.
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2012 00:38:10 BDT
Abbie Cornish does NOT play Wallis! Andrea Riseborough does - and a riveting performance it is, too. Just like her previous portrayal of the young Margaret Thatcher.
Posted on 8 Oct 2012 19:04:28 BDT
Mrs. L. Hornshaw says:
I disagree I thought the two time periods made the film. I loved the music too.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 10:31:12 GMT
N. Lamb says:
I thought that the two time periods ruined the film
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2013 13:26:21 GMT
I agree with Mrs. Hornshaw. This is a new and exciting look into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor as imagined by a lonely New York woman. The costumes, the jewels, and the title song of "Masterpiece" made the film.
The setting of the 1998 Sotheby NYC auction of the Windor collections of one Mohammend Al Fayed...was original and demanded two time periods for the film.
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