Anna and the King
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This movie in all its entirety affected me very deeply. The intense emotions of the characters are so expertly performed and directed that they feel incredibly real. These emotions, which course through "Anna and the King," create a moving, exciting, and anticipatory experience. I am very grateful to all of those involved in the making of "Anna and the King" for producing such a beautiful and extraordinary film. Anyone who is contemplating viewing this movie... do it. I only hope that you, too will have the pleasure of being able to fully indulge in this feast for the senses.
Having just viewed Anna & the King both in letterbox and cropped views (I prefer letterbox, though smaller on a screen, the camera work and screenplay are absolutely stunning, and missing these outer details does detract from the mood of the picture), I greatly enjoyed the storyline, the actors, and the cinematography.
Admittedly Jodie Foster's English accent is a bit forced, but I commend her ability to retain it consistently throughout the picture (as opposed to some actors who've been unable to do so, regardless, they did receive outstanding reviews for their performance, nonnative accent notwithstanding). I felt Jodie's portrayal as being prim and well-educated was very accurate given the time period -- what is considered acceptable today would have been considered absolutely abhorrent in Anna's time. We seem to forget that so many things considered perfectly fine today, simply weren't done in the mid-1800's, particularly in the ultra-traditionalized societies like those of England and Siam (to name two). American attitudes have been long considered far fringe by non-Western societies around the world, both then and today.
I found the choice of actors for Siam characters to be appropriate and believable. The character portrayals were deep and true. I felt as though I was watching people, getting to know them, not watching actors playing roles. The transitions of time and space were effective and I didn't find myself yearning for "missed pieces.Read more ›
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If you are in the mood for a historical love story with all the trimmings and "so on" this is for you. Beautiful and perfect in every way. Read morePublished 7 days ago by RMD
20th Century Fox certainly got a lot of mileage out of the story of "Anna And The King of Siam." First, there was the 1946 version with Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison. Read morePublished 12 days ago by DEWEY M.
1. I have always loved this movie.
2. I show it every year to my 10th grade world history classes as an example of a country trying to avoid Imperialism in the mid 1800s. Read more
Excellent film. One of Jody Foster's best roles. A moving story about honor and love.Published 2 months ago by Art Historian
Definitely much better than a book! I know, I know...they made movie more romantic, than an original version, but that what makes it more appealing and satisfying. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NataB
I really did like Jodie Foster in his film but I still love you original with Irene Dunne the remake of The King and IPublished 3 months ago by Alexander Tays