28 February 2008

What They Were Up To

If you think you have trouble with your teenagers, just imagine what Elizabeth Howard Boleyn thought of hers: Love Affairs, Teen Pregnancies, Run Away marriage, destruction of the establish church, divorces, trials, sudden death ... Holy Cow!

Well you don't have to imagine, because this weekend, the wayward kids are going to be up on the screen with The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson based on the book by Philippa Gregory . For some real historical fact about Mary Boleyn (just in case the movie leaves out a whole lot the way movies often do), just click on her name above or here. The reason for two citations is because as with a great deal of history from 500 years ago there is a lot of guessing going on.

Mary Boleyn as painted by Hans Holbein
Pretty but not Scarlett Johansson

And for a little touch of the movie magic to entice you out of your house this weekend.


Corey said...

Scarlett Johansson or Natalie Portman? If only my life had choices like that!

Jamie said...

You just need some roman numerals after your name.

the teach said...

Jamie, didn't know Ann had a sister...she was the luckier of the two, right? I couldn't get the film clip to play...:(

Linda said...

Amanda was saying she wanted to go to a movie this weekend but I bet I couldn't get her to go to this one even though I'd like to see it myself.