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The Danish Girl (2015) - Review

Lili Elbe was a transgender pioneer – attempting a sex correction surgery in the early 20th century, a time when the LGBT community was being ostracized as schizophrenics, even being called insane and medical equipment was almost ancient. 402 more words

Movies

The Danish Girl: the (partly) true story of Lili Elbe

For the fourth episode of Trailer Talk, Laura Alexander and I discuss the 2015 film The Danish Girl. In the first half of the podcast we discuss the film before either of us have seen it. 114 more words

Trailer Talk

'The Danish Girl' 2015

The story of real-life Danish painter Einar Wegener who, in 1931, became the first man to undergo a sex-change operation. His wife Greta, also a painter, first discovers her husband’s affinity for feminine attire when he sits in for one of her models. 8 more words

Drama

Who's that girl?

I finally began cracking through the backlog of 99c movies last week and started with The Danish Girl.

I had heard a bit of discussion about the movie when it was released in the UK some time ago – including the question of a possible second consecutive Oscar nod for Eddie Redmayne so was expecting something worth watching, if only for the performance of the two leads. 484 more words

Writing

Moving pictures, #61

The USA has crept back into this post, although I think I’m currently watching on average more non-Anglophone movies than Anglophone ones. Mind you, I did recently re-organise my LoveFilm rental lists, so I now receive two non-Anglophone movies and one Anglophone movies each week. 1,651 more words

Films

The Danish Girl (2015)

There are several bottles of Guerlain colognes at the department store where Lili (Eddie Redmayne) works. The movie is set in the 1920s, so the choice of… 28 more words

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