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One of my all time favorites.
When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.
The film creates a perfect balance between action and depth of basic needs, in the midst of an infertile atmosphere.
A very interesting series of history England story stretching
thx much !!
Great Players !!
Being a fan of English history (particularly Tudor history) I am very glad for this glimpse into the generation that laid the groundwork for that most infamous dynasty! As I'm not a bonafide historian I viewed this series without the hindrance of "aw jeez! That didn't happen like that! Come on, Philippa Gregory!" -style outrage or annoyance. (I did cringe over The Other Boleyn Girl.) For me The White Queen was a thrilling story which introduced me to many key historic figures. A wonderful series which has done the most a series can do, IMHO - it fed the flame of interest sending me back again and again to Wikipedia and on to explore further resources! Bravo!
I guess I was not impressed the first time I watched it because it was written by Phillips Gregory, who has played rather fast and loose with some of my favorite historical figures. On second watching, it's not too bad. I wish they had spent a little extra on peroxide. Elizabeth was famous for her "silver gilt" hair, which must have been platinum blonde.Another excellent book about Elizabeth Woodbille is by Rosemary Hanley Jarman, "The King's Grey Mare" the first in a whole series about Elizabeth and her descendants. They run a bit closer to actual history than Phillips Gregory's version.
"The White Queen", based on Philippa Gregory's superb books, is excellent. It is the story of the turbulent 30 years of almost continuous war between two rival families: the House of York (the white rose) and the House of Lancaster (the red rose) ~ the English War of the Roses. And it is the story of three queens: Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. Their actions, thoughts, and desires are the foundation on which this excellent story lies.The historical personalities shine in this superb production: King Edward IV, King Richard III, the Earl of Warwick, the Nevilles, and the Woodvilles ~~ all are superbly cast. The adaptation of the books, the locations, and the feel of this critical period in English history are equally outstanding.A footnote: "The White Queen" is especially fascinating because King Richard III, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 ended the War of the Roses and whose grave was lost to history, has been found and re-buried in Leicester Cathedral.