Movies for the Rest of Us with Bill Newcott: Queen Elizabeth II – A Life on Screen: Real and Imagined

Queen Elizabeth II has long been the subject of film, from a 1953 a documentary of her coronation to National Lampoon’s European Vacation.

Helen Mirren in The Queen (Pathé Pictures International)

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  1. Many may try to depict the Queen, and some here are pretty good, but… only the Queen herself has the magic that made her who she was, and always will be. On top of everything, I felt the Queen was basically a pretty sweet lady with a fun sense of humor (when she could indulge it) that loved dogs, horses, good food, and a good laugh.

    As she got older, she got cuter, if that makes sense. In the last segment here from a few months ago, you see that in her smile, and that twinkle in her eyes. Her voice was just as lovely. Can you blame me for wanting to feel she was our Queen too?


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