meep! (stealmybike) wrote in philippagregory,


Hello all! My name's Marcella and I just joined this community! I've been an avid Philippa Gregory fan for several years now. I started out reading "The Constant Princess" which not only hooked me into her writing but almost made my cry from Katherine's loss of her beloved Arthur. I went onto reading "The Queen's Fool" thinking there could be no way of her topping "The Constant Princess" but it still managed to keep me hooked. I then moved onto "The Virgin's Lover," "The Other Boleyn Girl," "Wideacre," "The Favoured Child," and "Meridon" (which I may say, The Wideacre Series is the darkest series I've ever read, but I'd read them again in a heartbeat). I just finished "The Boleyn Inheritance" today and I found it to be another great read! It was hard to get used to the three point of view at first but it was worth sticking through it. I love her Tutor series and I'm very anxious to read "The Other Queen" since she touches very little on Mary of Scots through the series but never delved into her life. It's just so sad to read about all of Henry's young wives being sent to the chopping block. Sigh.

I've heard nothing but bad things about "The Other Boleyn Girl" movie so I haven't seen it yet. What did you all think of it?
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The only thing they got right were the credits.

Seriously ALL history and plot facts were twisted and changed.

It was the most horrible adaptation of any book ever.

I was also really disappointed by Scarlet and Natalie who play Mary and Anne. Horrible acting. Through all the movie they just look bored. Not one ounce of talent in their acting when usually I love them. Well, at least Natalie Portman.
Agreed 10000000%
Thats terrible! I guess I could see it coming, Hollywood sure has a way with "facts" and fiction as a matter of fact! I mean just look at the Harry Potter series, for example. All of the movies after "Prisoner of Azkaban" were shortened to fit the standard 2 1/2 hour movie time, which sacrificed a lot of details in the plot itself. Really sucked in my opinion. Oh well.
The movie is watchable however Don't go into it with a lot of expectations.
but really hollywood manages to ruin any adaptation. I will take a book over an adaptation any day
Yeah, the movie is a bad adaptation of a book, but if it were a stand alone movie, it might not be that bad of a film.
Yeah I agree, most stand alone movies are good. It's the ones that have some sort of base that turn out to be awful because he have higher expectations for it.
I agree too. My friend who didn't read the book did like the book
hello marcella! i like the movie but the book was wayy better to me