On the 6th February 2022 Queen Elizabeth II became the first English monarch to have achieved seventy years of service to her people. There are festivities planned. There are documentaries. Nick Scott reviews Elizabeth: a portrait in parts.
This is not a movie about the Queen, but about a girl called Elizabeth who became queen, had a family and held down a very important job.
From the footage used in the film, you get a very personal look at Elizabeth’s life and it may remind you of your own or that of your friends. It shows her in a much more human light than other documentaries, which is why it is is subtitled a PORTRAIT, not a documentary.
One side of Her Majesty brought out in the film is one we don’t often think about, her sense of humour and her love for having fun.
There are opinions and memories contributed by well known popular media figures and politicians who had dealings with her. Perhaps the most amusing is Paul McCartney’s feelings toward the queen when he was a teenager. I would have felt the same way in my teenage years.
Unlike the Beatles movie which was also created from existing footage, Elizabeth follows a definite storyline, although not so strict to stop the movie being fun to watch. I suspect that women will get more out of the film than men but it can be enjoyed by all adults.$10. Tuesdays at the Rialto Tauranga
Nick Scott Nick Scott has a B.A from The University of Waikato where he studied film under Sam Edwards. Nick has retained a keen interest in cinema. He studied Te Reo Maori at Te Wananga O Aotearoa part-time for 3 years and then from 2014 to 2016 Nick collaborated in writing “The Traveller’s guide to Maori Place Names”. Nick is a regular Film Reviewer on ARTbop and has contributed an episodic novel “Temple’s Job”, a creative’s Q&A and a short story Doppelganger (in WORDS)