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Princess Diana

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Post by Telynor » Tue October 19th, 2010, 5:43 am

I remember the day that she died with such horror -- it was truly tragic and her poor sons. Losing a parent at such a young age leaves some pretty terrible scars. And now to make films exploiting her -- that's awful. I mean, The Queen was an extremely good film, and it covered that week very well, but there was nothing tacky or exploitive about it. But these sound like they're sinking to the lowest common denominator.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue October 19th, 2010, 7:15 am

I wouldn't want to watch it either. I'm very much a royalist. However, I do believe that if Diana had been allowed to keep her HRH, she would still be alive today.

I enjoyed The Queen but that was quite a positive sort of film. And Helen Mirren was brilliant.

Diana and Marilyn Monroe definitely had some similarities, even their age at death. Both died far, far too young.
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Post by Divia » Tue October 19th, 2010, 10:01 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]Divia, parts of the book are excerpted in the new Vanity Fair. Quite sad, actually. Her loneliness is palpable. She's on the cover of the magazine, too, looking stunning in white fur.

I must confess, I adore Marilyn, too.[/quote]

I am going to B&N today to see if they have it :)
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Post by Madeleine » Tue October 19th, 2010, 11:19 am

[quote=""Divia""]OMG Marilyn Monroe's diaries have been published???!!! :eek: I read the book she "wrote" it was soooo interesting. I love her!

As for this bit of nonsense. I can see why they would make a movie out of her life. She is a money maker. I doubt I'll see it though. And if Knightly is the star I will certainly miss it.[/quote]

Ditto :eek:
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue October 19th, 2010, 6:53 pm

Must be difficult for her sons, and other relatives.

The actresses named would be horrible casting.

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Post by cw gortner » Tue October 19th, 2010, 9:44 pm

I read somewhere that Charlize Theron was being considered for the role, as well. At least she has the glamour and acting skill to convey Diana's personal and public complexity.
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Post by princess garnet » Wed October 20th, 2010, 12:21 am

I know various TV movies were made about her.

Speaking of Marilyn Monroe, I saw an online article about her reading habits. She had some really interesting titles in her library!

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Post by Michy » Wed October 20th, 2010, 3:19 pm

This is a little bit OT, but I heard on the news this morning about the new austerity measures the PM is instituting to try and get Britain back on better footing financially. Apparently, the queen is even going to participate. So that got me to wondering what kind of cut-backs she is going to make?

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed October 20th, 2010, 4:09 pm

[quote=""Michy""]Apparently, the queen is even going to participate. So that got me to wondering what kind of cut-backs she is going to make?[/quote]

She's cancelled the Buckingham Palace staff Xmas party. So the staff miss out, but you can be sure the Royal Family won't be stinting on their private celebrations.

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Post by Michy » Wed October 20th, 2010, 4:21 pm

I actually have several ideas:

She could lay off a few butlers and footmen (do they even still have footmen anymore?).

She could feed her corgis dry doggy food instead of the more expensive wet/canned stuff.

She could self-impose a buying freeze on new gloves or handbags or hats for a year.

(Of course, these are all meant to be funny/facetious, so please nobody take offense!! :p )

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