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The first thing that struck me about The Young Victoria was just how beautiful the whole film looks. The sunlit palaces, sweeping green lawns and, above all, the sumptuous costumes all work together to cast a spell – one I was delighted to fall under. The costumes are currently on display at Blenheim Palace – sadly, I don’t think I’m going to get a chance to see them before the event finishes at the  end of the month, but I’m putting in a link to an article about the exhibition.

Emily Blunt as Victoria

Emily Blunt as Victoria

I’d expected a lot from this film ever since I heard it was being made. It has a fine cast, headed by Emily Blunt in the title role, with other top names including Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter and Julian Glover. There’s also an interesting  up-and-coming director, Jean Marc Vallée – and a top scriptwriter, Julian Fellowes, who won an Oscar for his script for Gosford Park.  The name of Martin Scorsese as a producer was an added attraction, as if I needed one.

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I saw a trailer for the forthcoming movie The Young Victoria today, and can’t wait to see the whole thing – it’s released here in the UK on March 6, no date yet for the US as far as I know. I see that the official website  is now up although there isn’t all that much content as yet. With Julian Fellowes of Gosford Park fame as the scriptwriter, and a cast including Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany, Harriet Walter and other top actors, I have high hopes for this film. I have seen C.R.A.Z.Y., a previous film made by the director, French Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée, which was a powerful drama set in the glam-rock era – not a costume drama, but still very good. Oh yes, and Martin Scorsese is a producer!

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