HiT Mary Queen of Scots



We discuss the intricate and fascinating  story of Mary Queen of Scots and the new 2018 movie – along with the 1971 movie too. A chance to see how the our mores and filmmaking  have moved on

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6 thoughts on “HiT Mary Queen of Scots

  1. Great episode. Any plans to review The Favourite? I watched it the other day and was curious about the political battle over suing for peace with France. Was there a clear cut answer as to which side was correct? etc So I came here to try and find the answer…

    1. Hi Yoshi and we have been asked but I think we missed the boat – I really enjoyed the movie. I am ashamed to say though that my knowledge of the period is very weak, although I did read Churchill’s biography of his ancestor Marlborough (John Churchill) many years ago. I’m not sure there was a correct side; there was a peace party and a war party I think. Sarah Churchill kept the money flowing for John Churchill’s army until she fell from grace and then I think peace was made. The war of course was to restrict the growth of Louis XIV’s ambitions.

  2. Thank you for replying. I should have known there wouldn’t be a clear cut case of right or wrong, there rarely is!

  3. David – I recently saw the 2018 movie and was entertained- but felt the meeting between Elizabeth and Mary with all the hanging curtains and drawn out dialogue was kinda weird … thoughts?

  4. It’s a little thing, but it bothered me right from the start of the movie, that Mary spoke with a Scottish accent. She had been raised at the French court and if speaking English would have had a French accent, not Scottish. Too picky?

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