I think all of us remember where we were and what we were doing when the news about the tragic accident in Paris came through. I was in Dover on the evening/night shift at the land based kitchen.
A couple of days after her death I visit one of our staff, George – one of our F&B-Managers, that lived in Dover. Of course we talked about her death and George told me that his best friend were responsible for the Queen Mother’s household at Clarence House in London. His friend had said to him that “what ever the press print – is there no romance what so ever between Diana and Dodi”.So when the rumors started to leak out about “Mr Wonderful”, Hasnat Khan – who was Diana’s lover for two years before their relationship broke down shortly before her death alongside Dodi Fayed in 1997. My thoughts went back to George and what he said. What I understand was Diana close to the Queen Mother.
So I watched “Diana” the other night – and I must say I liked the movie – even it hadn’t got a very good reviews. Don’t think there will be an Oscar in sight. The film is based on facts, rumors, hearsay from Diana’s friends. What I understand was Hasnat very upset over the movie.
In an interview he said; “There wasn’t any hierarchy in our relationship. She wasn’t a princess and I wasn’t a doctor. “We were friends, and normal people stand like friends with each other.
“That one still picture told me a lot about how they will portray things in the film and I can see it is wrong.” Also he couldn’t see that the movie will be doing that well – and I think he was right
Anyhow I took it for what it is – a bittersweet love story with the most heartbreaking ending. I think, even if the critics didn’t like the movie, what a surprise!!! Ordinary people liked it
• Took me by surprise – decent film!
• Must-see film about heroic champion for peace
• Intimate and touching
• Phenomenal one of this year’s best – don’t believe the critics
• One of the most beautiful movies
Of course was there negative critics too.;
• Soulless and mechanical
• Bad Directing, Poor Editing
• Two hours I’ll never get back.
• Melodramatic Sludge
Naomi Watts, plays Lady Di and I think she does it with grace and respect. It can,t be easy to portray an icon like Diana. I really like Naomi Watts as an actor – one of her best parts she did against Viggo Mortensen as Anna in “Estern Promises” (2007). A movie I really recommend, but it’s not a family movie.
Naveen Andrew, who plays Dr Khan – I know very little about – but in his character he truly is Mr Wonderful and I would had fallen in love with him too, even if I don’t like men that smokes. Haveen has the most beautiful hands.
Naveen is of Indian origin born in London – and he had parts in “Lost”, “Law & Order, Special Victim Unit” and just now active as Jafar in the American/Canadian TV-series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”
The movie is directed by German born director Oliver Hirschbiegel and who are also behind one of my favorite movies “Five Minutes Of Heaven” (2007) with Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, about the tragedies of Northern Ireland.
“Diana” is 2 hrs long and I didn’t find it boring for one minute – and I have never been that much into everything about Diana and her life. It was a movie done with respect and I really want the story line to be true – because she most have been the most lonely woman in the world … and that she had happiness in her life, even if it was only for 2 years.
To marry the British Royal Family as young girl and still a virgin – then to find out that her husband loves somebody else and be left on her own. Absolute heartbreaking.
“If you find someone you love in your life,
then hang on to that love.”
“Ne me quitte pas” are used in the movie, but not to be found on the official soundtrack. Wonder why????!!! Of course is it Jacques Brel that sings his own, so famous song.
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Gallery 1; emptyscreens.com/vk.com/dailymail.co.uk/simonprior.com
Gallery 2; tvrage.com/tbreak.com