Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The Other Boleyn Girl

Of course everyone's heard of Anne Boleyn, the Queen of England that was beheaded. Well, Mary Boleyn was her sister. You can read their tale of rivalry in the novel, The Other Boleyn Girl. I LOVED this book! That horrid Anne! Mary was the nice one! I watched the movie too, with Eric Bana as Henry VIII (he looks yum in this), Scarlett Johansson as Mary, and Natalie Portman as Anne. Perfect casting. The film actually portrays Anne as quite vulnerable, but in the book, she is an ambitious cow! Loved both versions, (which is not something I can usually say) so highly recommend that you indulge! The film is fairly slow paced, but gotta love the costumes!

1 comment:

  1. I loved that movie Wendy...... i think i have watched it a couple of times now and i agree with you about the costumes.... but i am glad that i live in this age because i am sure that those corsettes and tight bodices would have been uncomfortable and i always think about the practicalability of toileting etc... LOL


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