Princess Diana: Does Kristen Stewart’s Disturbing Film Show “Wedding Dress Sobs”?
The new film shows Diana thrown to the ground and sobbing in a big white dress. It’s a haunting picture in retrospect, knowing all we are doing about how the wedding went. Stewart said of the film: “Spencer is immersed in a moving image of who Diana was at a turning point in her life. It is a physical declaration of the sum of its parts, starting with its first name; Spencer. It’s a poignant attempt for her to come back to herself as Diana struggles to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.
The film is also set in Sandringham on Christmas 1991, ten years after the famous royal wedding on July 29, 1981. It would be the moment when the Princess decides to leave her increasingly unhappy marriage.
A new poster image was released today with the slogan “Every fairy tale ends. Kristen Stewart is Diana Spencer. An overview of Pablo Larrain’s SPENCER.
The first sequence was shown at CinemaCon earlier this week with a trailer and scene in which Charles (played by Jack Farthing of Poldark) and Diana argue over duty and indidelities.
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Many observers have speculated that it was her wedding day that was depicted in the emotional image, although the dress clearly does not match Emmanuelle’s famous voluminous concoction. The POf course, filmmakers and director Pablo Larraín have decided to take an artistic license with some iconic outfits, although that seems a little improbable.
It could also be a throwback to 1981, but the style of the dress looks more sophisticated and reflects Diana’s evolution of style.
Interestingly, fans were quick to point out that the dress and pose exactly mimicked an incredibly famous Oscar moment, which didn’t match the haunting emotion of Diana’s image at all.
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In 2013, actress Jennifer Lawrence tripped down the stairs when she picked up her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook. She burst out laughing and has been mistaken many times since for a very public mood being broadcast to millions of people around the world.
The two images are surprisingly similar, although the emotion behind them is very different. Spencer’s new film will focus on Diana’s devastating acceptance that her marriage is over and that she must go.
In the pivotal scene presented at Cinemacon, Charles tells him: “We are given tasks, you have to be able to make your body do things you hate … for the good of the country.” For people, because they don’t want us to be humans. That’s right. I’m sorry, I thought you knew.
The film also stars Olga Hellsing as Sarah Ferguson and German actor Nilas Kohrt as Prince Andrew. Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall and Sean Harris have also been confirmed, but their roles have not been revealed.
Cinemacon’s trailer and first scene have yet to be released widely.
In fact, the collapse of the royal wedding and some of Diana’s affairs were revealed in Andrew Morton’s May 1992 book, Diana: her true story. Later that year, recordings of her appeals to James Gilby were released in August and became known as “Squgeygate,” quickly followed by Camillagte’s infamous recording in November.
Prime Minister John Major announced the couple’s “amicable separation” to Parliament in December 1992.
SPENCER WILL BE RELEASED IN THE UNITED STATES ON NOVEMBER 5, DATE IN UK TBC