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message 1: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Bilyeau | 19 comments Books set in the 16th century are wonderful--and the films and TV series can be fun too. I wrote a story for a blog about my "Top Five."

Maybe we could get a conversation started on favorites? I love "Anne of a Thousand Days"...and others.

http://elizabethwillse.com/2012/01/18...

Nancy


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NayNay | 33 comments Anne of a Thousand Days is good I think my three favorite are:

Lady Jane
Elizabeth
A Man for All Seasons


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 889 comments Elizabeth R
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (BBC version from early 70s)
A Man for All Seasons

Are all great.


readinghearts (Lyn M) (lsmeadows) I loved A Man for All Seasons. I am looking forward to Anne of a Thousand Days and some of the others.


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Anna (SylviaGrant) | 13 comments A Man for All Seasons.
Lady Jane.

That's about it since I haven't seen much else than that.


message 6: by NayNay (new)

NayNay | 33 comments Catherine wrote: "A Man for All Seasons.
Lady Jane.

That's about it since I haven't seen much else than that."


Catherine, there are so many out there get to them!!!


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Anna (SylviaGrant) | 13 comments I know but I am not sure which to chose. I don't care which Tudor to watch next, it's really the clean issue.


message 8: by NayNay (new)

NayNay | 33 comments Catherine wrote: "I know but I am not sure which to chose. I don't care which Tudor to watch next, it's really the clean issue."

Here are some that are clean and you might enjoy.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970) (TV)
Starring Keith Michell, Patrick Troughton.

Young Bess (1953) (VHS)
Starring Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton.

Elizabeth R (1971) (TV)
A 6-part BBC miniseries.
Starring Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth.

Anne of the Thousand Days, starring Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton. That's a good Boleyn movie.

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Stars:Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson and Patrick McGoohan


message 9: by Denise (new)

Denise (Dulcinea3) | 88 comments Those are great suggestions, Naynay.

My own favorite is The Six Wives of Henry VIII miniseries from BBC, first shown here on Masterpiece Theatre in the early 70s. Watching that was what got me started on my interest in the Tudors.

Bette Davis, my favorite actress, played Elizabeth I in two movies, but I have to admit I wasn't that crazy about them, although I usually love anything that she is in. One is The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, also starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland (great cast!). The other is The Virgin Queen, with Richard Todd, Joan Collins, and Herbert Marshall.


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Anna (SylviaGrant) | 13 comments Thanks a whole lot Naynay!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 889 comments Great list, Naynay!

I've seen several of those, and enjoyed all of the ones I've seen.


message 12: by Denise (last edited Jan 24, 2012 04:24PM) (new)

Denise (Dulcinea3) | 88 comments I found this list of "Tudors in the Movies and on Television":

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Document...

This is pretty much the same list, but without the graphics, so it's a bit easier to read:

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Document...

Some silent films are included - I was interested to read that Edison even made a film called "The Execution of Mary Stuart" in 1895, one of the first films ever made! I was also interested to learn that Keith Michell reprised his role as Henry VIII, but with different actresses as his wives, in a film called "Henry VIII and His Six Wives" - I would like to see that!

Another film I have always liked is "The Prince and the Pauper", with Errol Flynn.

And I adore Miranda Richardson's Elizabeth I in Blackadder Part II!!!


message 13: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 70 comments And I adore Miranda Richardson's Elizabeth I in Blackadder Part II!!

Me too!! Hysterical!!! lol I love that whole series.

Favorite films about the Tudors are Anne of the Thousand Days, Lady Jane, and Elizabeth R.

I also love The Six Wives of Henry VIII with Keith Mitchell.


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Breezy | 9 comments Amanda wrote: "And I adore Miranda Richardson's Elizabeth I in Blackadder Part II!!

Me too!! Hysterical!!! lol I love that whole series.

I have yet to meet anyone in America who's seen Blackadder! So glad you mentioned it. It's hilarious. And one of my favorites.

I've seen most of the movies listed, but I'm a sucker for good music and The Virgin Queen (Masterpiece Theater) has to be my favorite. Great acting and fabulous score.

A Man for All Seasons is a very good movie, but I really don't like Thomas More. Too self-righteous. And his relationship with his daughter is weird. I wouldn't have like being his wife. But Vanessa Redgrave is so beautiful as AB.



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 889 comments Blackadder has cult status in America, I'd say.


message 16: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 70 comments I <3 it, Breezy! I just love Rowan Atkinson, really. lol I like Mr. Bean a lot too.

More people should check out Blackadder on Netflix or something. It's the best! Especially if you love history and/or Monty Python-esque humor. :)


message 17: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Bilyeau | 19 comments I agree! Miranda Richardson was wonderful on Blackadder. Loved her hair. :)


message 18: by Dian (new)

Dian Macnichol | 1 comments love the Blackadder shows and for those of us who also watch "House" it is always a shock to see some of the facial expressions that are pure Hugh Laurie in Blackadder.


message 19: by Denise (new)

Denise (Dulcinea3) | 88 comments For me it's just a shock to hear Hugh Laurie speaking with an American accent - LOL!!! After seeing him for years in comedies like A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster, it seems like such a departure for him to be in a drama. I've only seen a couple of episodes of House.


message 20: by Cyl (new)

Cyl (AlohaCyl) | 10 comments I enjoy the following movies:

Anne of a Thousand Days
Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth" And "The Golden Age."
A Man for All Seasons
The Other Boleyn Girl
PBS' The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Keith Michel stars)
"The Tudors" on Showtime
And yes.....Blackadder!
(I was shocked when I heard Hugh Lauie's British accent....he is also in "Sense and Sensibility.")


message 21: by Ruth (new)

Ruth (basson_mommy12) | 7 comments I just watched "The Other Boleyn Girl" a couple of days ago. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, but my reaction to the movie was so removed from my memory of it. I actually laughed out loud at some of the inaccuracies. I think I'm becoming cynical in my middle age. I just don't seem to enjoy things the way I used too.


message 22: by Shayla (new)

Shayla | 1 comments Check out Elizabeth with Helen Mirren. It is THE MOST historically accurate portrayal of Elizabeth I I have ever seen. Even so, it's worth watching just to see Mirren's performance in it, it's sensational! Watchcing her monologues is like watching a master painter! Second favorite is Lady Jane. The political history is good, but social history is way off! But I can forgive the artistic license in the romance between Guildord and Jane because baby Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes are so incredibly sweet! Plus Patrick Stewart as Henry Grey in all his bombastic glory? Yes please!


message 23: by Breezy (new)

Breezy | 9 comments Just watched "Anonymous". Has anyone else? Tell me what you think about their portrayal of Elizabeth. Did she have so many illegitimate children? Thoughts?


message 24: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads, Mod #4 (last edited Sep 10, 2012 03:11PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (SusannaG) | 889 comments Erm, that movie had many problems with facts. (Had my Shakespeare professor, aged 80-something, up in arms! That amused me.)

Elizabeth I certainly didn't have "many illegitimate children."


message 25: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Kennedy | 51 comments Nor did Christopher Marlowe die in the street. He was (quite famously) killed in a tavern over the "reckoning" (the bill).


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