"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Consort- The Virgin Queen

I went to see a movie tonight called Inception. I don't know how to give it a review other than it is extremely convoluted; much like a jigsaw puzzle. I believe the germ for the movie came from a quote from Edgar Allen Poe that I read years ago. I don't know what story or poem it was from but it goes "is it all that we see or seen, but a dream within a dream." Nevertheless, one of the highlights for me was Tom Hardy. A wonderful English actor, I have seen him in several Brit movies and thought I'd show you a little of his work. This first one is one of my favorites and I recommend you rent or purchase it. It is that good. He play Robert Dudley, the lifelong love of Queen Elizabeth (played by the wonderful Anne Marie Duff).


  1. Sounds like an amazing movie! I am actually reading the Virgin Queen (written in 1st person from Elizabeth's perspective) right now...can't get enough of historical fiction and movies!

    xo Cat

  2. Here's a link to the Poe poem: http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/1422-Edgar-Allan-Poe-A-Dream-Within-A-Dream. It's a bit different from his other work, I think. More Shakespearean sounding. The movie sounds interesting. I'm off to watch the clip you shared. Have a good one!

  3. This was such a magnificent production and she was the perfect Elizabeth, I thought. Also loved that soundtrack!


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