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A collection of 3 reviews about “The Duchess” movie, the story of the life of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. I chose reviews which had something extra to offer in terms of comments and new details:

from POPDOSE
DVD Review: “The Duchess”
Sunday, January 4th, 2009 by Lance Berry

This is an excellent review with unique insights. I also wanted to post it here because it offered commentary and praise of the musical score, which I had overlooked in my own review. (more…)

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I think that posts about Keira Knightley are somewhat off-topic to this blog. I want the focus to be on historical women and women’s rights. Though, for now, while Keira’s star is shining in the world of Georgiana, I found it interesting that she will be working on a new project. While the next one is a period drama, I believe it will be much different…

from The Guardian UK
Jazz age romance of Fitzgerald and Zelda heads for big screen
Keira Knightley to star as Great Gatsby novelist’s wife, with John Curran directing

Excerpt:

Their tempestuous relationship was reputedly the basis for some of his most famous works. Now the story of F Scott Fitzgerald and his novelist wife Zelda Sayre is to made into a Keira Knightley-starring film called The Beautiful and the Damned, reports Variety.

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A Celebration of Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: Book, Movie and DVD

The movie, “The Duchess”, is the story of Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. Georgiana is the great-great-great-great aunt of Princess Diana. Georgiana was an English aristocrat who married at a young age, and experienced a variety of struggles in her marriage. The movie focuses on her marriage to William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire; her friend (and her husband’s mistress) Lady Elizabeth “Bess” Foster; and on the crisis point of Georgiana’s affair with Charles, second Earl Grey. The movie is based on the book Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, written by Amanda Foreman, which won a Whitbread Prize for Biography.

I enjoyed watching the movie “The Duchess”. Though, personally, I do not like movies, and I really don’t like to watch drama and conflict in art. So, there were parts of the movie–probably necessary to the story- which I will probably never be able to watch again. I am very glad that the movie has been released on a DVD version. Now, I can watch the parts of the movie I enjoy over and over again. And, the DVD also provides background and details that add to the telling of the story of Georgiana’s life.

What the DVD gave me overall: (more…)

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