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Danish Girl - ★ ★ ★ ½ DVD Review


I didn’t have a whole lot of interest in seeing The Danish Girl, but I was completing my Oscar set and since both Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne were nominated for the awards formerly known as Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor but now for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role respectively, I gave it a watch.  576 more words

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Mistaken Identity: The Real Subject of The Danish Girl

On the surface The Danish Girl looks like another film from Tom Hooper designed to scoop up awards for its grandiose sense of importance. But what is so striking about the film is its layers of detail, its subtlety and symbolism, and the formidable character of Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) who I would argue is the driving force and focus of the film (despite Vikander winning the Academy Award for best… 1,202 more words

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Moving pictures, #29

Half of this post’s films are American, so I seem to be slipping a little. Having said that, movies from countries other than the US (or UK) are surprisingly difficult to find on DVD or as rentals – especially old films. 1,809 more words

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The Danish Girl - Review

With the rise in acceptance in LGBT issues, more and more movies are telling stories of people struggling and/or accepting their sexual and cultural desires. 942 more words

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A Review: The Danish Girl

At the heart of Tom Hooper’s period drama “The Danish Girl” is a struggle for identity, independence, and acceptance. As Einar Wegener, famous Danish landscape artist, slowly comes to terms with losing his own identity he realizes he has always had another: Lili Elbe. 526 more words

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