By Helen Rappaport

As she did in her severely acclaimed The final Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary think to the tale of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband - a narrative that started as fairy story and resulted in tragedy.

After the premature dying of Prince Albert, the queen and her kingdom have been plunged right into a nation of grief so profound that this one occasion may dramatically adjust the form of the British monarchy. For Britain had not only misplaced a prince: in the course of his twenty 12 months marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had more and more played the functionality of King in all yet identify. The outpouring of grief after Albert's demise used to be so severe, that its like wouldn't be visible back till the dying of Princess Diana 136 years later.

Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal documents and different missed resources, in addition to the newspapers of the day, Rappaport deals a brand new viewpoint in this compelling ancient psychodrama--the the most important ultimate months of the prince's lifestyles and the 1st lengthy, darkish ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She attracts a portrait of a queen keen about her residing husband and - after his demise - together with his enduring position in heritage. Magnificent Obsession also will throw new mild at the actual nature of the prince's persistent actual situation, overturning for solid the 150-year outdated fable that he died of typhoid fever.

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I think there are TV critics in it, or 13 JUST A GEEK something. Anyway, they get together every year to run up huge tabs on their corporate credit accounts and see what’s coming up on TV in the next quarter. That’s where I come in. TNN asked me to go to the “TCA” (when you’re a hip, edgy, media-savvy person, you use lots of acronyms, FYI) to be part of this TNG launch-thing. So I went and it was sooo cool! I got to see some of the old TNG kids, who I don’t ever see anymore since they’re millionaires and I’m living in a refrigerator box and the coolest thing of all .

We skim-boarded, played football and wiffleball and barbecued hot dogs in the parking lot, which was majorly against the beach parking lot rules (yes! breakin’ the law! ). When we got back, I had e-mail waiting for me from my friend Roger Avary. Roger is one of the coolest people on earth and a fucking rad writer and director. Roger won an Academy Award for writing Pulp Fiction and is pretty much responsible for everything good that Tarantino has ever taken credit for. Roger also wrote and directed my absolute favorite movie that I’ve ever worked on, Mr.

We skim-boarded, played football and wiffleball and barbecued hot dogs in the parking lot, which was majorly against the beach parking lot rules (yes! breakin’ the law! ). When we got back, I had e-mail waiting for me from my friend Roger Avary. Roger is one of the coolest people on earth and a fucking rad writer and director. Roger won an Academy Award for writing Pulp Fiction and is pretty much responsible for everything good that Tarantino has ever taken credit for. Roger also wrote and directed my absolute favorite movie that I’ve ever worked on, Mr.

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