10. The Death of Diana & The Queen (2006)

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Welcome back to PARTISAN, a podcast exploring politics and history in film and entertainment.

Join your host, Tony Black, as he is joined by film lecturer & podcaster Carl Sweeney to discuss Stephen Frears’ 2006 dramatisation of the British monarchy, THE QUEEN, and the political fallout of the death of Princess Diana…

Next time on Partisan, Tony is joined by film writer Eric Patrick to discuss Steven Spielberg’s 2005 thriller MUNICH on the eve of 50 years since the Munich Olympic massacre…

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Tony Black


Carl Sweeney


The Queen – Interview with Helen Mirren & Stephen Frears (2006): https://youtu.be/b5PP_9HMz90
Helen Mirren talks to Town & Country: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a39225357/helen-mirren-queen-elizabeth-2006-film-appreciation-quotes/
Helen Mirren talks to Black Film: https://www.blackfilm.com/20061006/features/helenmirren.shtml
Stephen Frears talks to Slate: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/02/interrogating-stephen-frears.html
Helen Mirren & James Cromwell talk to IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/2006/10/05/interview-helen-mirren-and-james-cromwell?amp=1
Discussing the stag scene: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/7577583?t=1658999895130

Filming the Ineffable: Biopics of the British Royal Family by Giselle Bastin:
Royal Pains: The Queen by Graham Fuller: https://www.filmcomment.com/article/royal-pains-the-queen/
Remystifying Film: Aesthetics, Emotion and The Queen by Stella Hockenhull
Celebrity, Performance, and Aging: The shaping of Attitude and Expression in Modern Culture by Dr. Josephine Dolan: https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/OutputFile/952713
All Hail “The Queen” by David Edelstein: https://nymag.com/movies/reviews/21684/

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