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The Queen Essay

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The Queen (2006) Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms, Helen McCroryYve Film Critique The Queen November 28 , 2006 Movie roles performed by high caliber actors and actresses of living icons are always the hardest to portray . Helen Mirren 's portrayal of HRH Queen Elizabeth II , has given us an amazing resemblance (although without as much effects and make-up the resemblance ended ) and an in-depth visual and emotional recognition of the British royal who was considered to be so distant and ethereal . I am more than glad that the Reston Multiplex Movie Theatre was comparably filled with older adults than the usual teenage movie goers so I was afforded the chance to concentrate on the film . Generally , the film may not appeal to the younger audience for its lack of pound for pound action and intrigue However it does gives us an idea of how the British monarchy behaves , as the apex of the British class system We seldom see portrayals that are free from bias especially when the subjects are as famous and influential as the Queen and her family . But the events that catapulted them into the public eye may have relieved them of their tight bond to maintain their feelings to themselves Diana 's death has given us glimpses into their private lives which the Queen vehemently tried to seclude her family from the curious and even blatant questions of the public and the press . We see how the Queen reacted and tried in earnest to maintain...

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