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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Queen Christina (1933)

This is a wonderful movie with one of the most famous shots in cinema history. Greta Garbo stars as the former Queen of Sweden from the 1600s. She ascends to throne at the age of 6 when her father dies in war. She is raised and treated like a male and many people think she's a man. This includes the Spanish envoy who comes to ask her hand in marriage for his king. However, she hides her identity from him and they fall in love. She then has to decide whether to fulfill her duty or follow her heart. Garbo is wonderful in this performance. The final long shot of her on the bow of her ship is one of the most famous in movie history and was technically innovative for its time. For anyone who is a fan of bio-pics this is one not to miss.



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