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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical, 24 Oct. 2010
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This review is from: Young Victoria [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
A very enjoyable and accurate portrait of the young life of Victoria.
You feel as though you are there yourself! Great!
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2012 16:32:55 BDT
Grr (tiger) says:
I don't know where you get the idea it was an accurate portrait. Suggest you read Count Ivan's review above. Nice thought that Albert took the bullet, but in your dreams, Lyn, in your dreams.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 06:40:00 BDT
I think, having read up on the life of Victoria that the film is remarkably accurate given that it is a film biography, not a documentary. Most films of this sort are wildly far of the mark where, bar a few minor shiftings of time scale and the obvious insertion of a bullet wound for dramatic effect, this is pretty close to actual events.
Braveheart anyone? Now there is an inaccurate film but still a great entertainment for all that.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jun 2012 15:38:17 BDT
Grr (tiger) says:
I find it difficult to understand the logic that it is fine to take liberties with what is purported to be an accurate film biography which one shouldn't with a documentary. Would Julian Fellowes really take the view that one should watch his dramas merely to be entertained without taking the history too seriously? Some people actually swallow this stuff you know, Lyn for starters. And I was actually entertained until I realised that my emotions were being manipulated by bare faced lies.
Your ambivalent attitude is also apparent from your review of "The Searchers". Yes, Ethan was racist, but white people were really like that, particularly when confronted with torture and slow death inflicted on their own relatives by the Comanche, and what they did to children they kidnapped. Why in your view was he not entitled to show it? The Native Americans were abused as well as John Ford depicted in "Cheyenne Autumn". Why is he only allowed to show one side of it? OK - so Julian Fellowes may paint rose coloured pictures for the sake of ersatz entertainment, but at least he should own up to it with a disclaimer to historical accuracy.
As for your liking for "Braveheart" - well it figures. At least Fellowes is a far better dramatist than Mel Gibson, whom I understand has racist problems of his own.
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