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This review is from: Diana - Story of A Princess (Episodes 1 - 4) (DVD)
This production is nothing but a hit piece on Princess Diana that easily could have been written and produced by her earstwhile husband and his family. Inteviews in the film with British journalists demonstrated a distinctly biased point of view in an obvious attempt to portray this woman as a lunatic while giving her adulterous (former) husband a pass.
If you are interested in seeing a portrait of a woman who grew into her role under impossible circumstances, this DVD is not for you. Missing from the piece is one shred of understanding of the impact of the neglect and ill treatment upon a young woman played out in the public eye by a husband and family who seethed at her popularity. The mistreatment and ultimate betrayal by that family is neatly glossed over in this biased production.
Allusions are made to Diana's "obsessive" suspicions about her husband's affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. Sadly, reality has proven her suspicions to be correct after her passing.
For a more interesting and accurate portrait of this compelling woman, I refer readers to "Princess Diana, the Lamb to the Slaughter" by Joy Jones Daymon.
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Initial post: May 31, 2007 5:34:44 AM PDT
This reviewer sounds as biased as the material she is reviewing, albeit on the opposite side.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2009 12:40:25 PM PDT
If I am biased, it is against bad journalism. A balanced documentary that showed Diana's qualities as well as her problems would have been more appropriate. This production does not even attempt such a balance.
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