Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Other Boelyn Girl

We went to the movie. The Hollywood version of this great book. I'd say it was a disappointment. Most of us seemed entertained enough, but the movie just didn't do the book justice. I think that they used about 100 pages of the book per scene and took much artistic license in most of those scenes. The movie failed to capture the strong bond and relationship between Henry and Katherine of Aragon, it lacked the trust and friendship found between Henry and Mary and it brutalized the relationship between Henry and Anne. If only the filmmaker would have followed the book more closely, if only Miss Gregory would have played a larger role (and insisted on better detailing)...if only....

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