Welcome back to Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves! As for this week, the theme is kinda high-end: Movies about Royalty. But, who knows being a royal figure has never been easy?
There’s been hard times living as a royal figure. From an ill-fated glamorous queen, to an escaping Tsar’s descendant, to a stuttered king; they all live with burdens their name brought, and cinema knows how to capture it.
So, here I present you my picks!
01. Marie Antoinette (2006)
Marie Antoinette is always an intriguing figure in French history, but Sofia Coppolla knows how to depict her as a naive (rather stupid) ill-prepared queen with occassional pink hair and frequent oer-the-top costumes. Those eye-popping visuals and sympathy to Kirsten Dunst’s Marie Antoinette is one thing. For whatever it is, it finally get something from me.
02. Anastasia (1997)
The most interesting part of being a Tsar’s child is you cannot run from Rasputin. While the story is rather a cliche, but the addition of fantasy to some historical events make it more alive. There are many adaptations of Anastasia’s story, but this one is the first for me, and seemingly, the most interesting given the nature of Grigory Rasputin.
03. The King’s Speech (2010)
This Oscar-showered royal depiction is one of the best. And, who would have thought that a king needs to overcome his stutter? And that’s just one problem out of many others he should face. Colin Firth’s portrayal of King George VI is astonishing.
So, those are my picks. Hit the comments, let me know your thought.