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THOUGHTFUL FILM ON THE ROYALS

by Paul Butler

Helen Mirren in The Queen

As the holiday season approaches and the old year rolls into the new, it’s natural to think about movies in terms of their messages. Whether filmmakers like it or not, we, the audience, often see movies in terms of the particular viewpoint they seem to espouse.
     One interesting movie in 2006 was The Queen directed by Stephen Frears of Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and High Fidelity (2000) fame, and written by Peter Morgan who also co-wrote this year’s The Last King of Scotland.

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