Saturday, April 04, 2009

Keira Knightley is The Duchess

I haven't been posting on my blog for two years. I had several reason, but I'm back!!!
To start I'll leave you with photos of the movie The Duchess with Keira Knightley. I am always in for a costume drama. And Keira Knightley does it like nobody's business!

Lady Spencer: I have heard a rumor.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: Yes?

Lady Spencer: That I will soon be addressing my daughter as her Grace,
the Duchess of Devonshire.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: Is it true, Mama?

Lady Spencer: Yes.

Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: He loves me?

Lady Spencer: Yes, of course.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: I have only met him twice.

Lady Spencer: When one truly loves someone, one doesn't have to know them well to be sure, Georgiana. One feels it right away.

Duke of Devonshire: I love you in the way I understand love.

Duke of Devonshire: This will be the mistake of your life.
Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: No, I made that many years ago.

Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: Of all the women in England, you had to
throw yourself on her. I have never objected to any of your affairs.
I have accepted whatever arrangement you have proposed. But this... I have
one single thing of my own. Why couldn't you let me keep Elizabeth for myself?
What kind of man are you? She is my sole comfort in our marriage. You have
robbed me of my only friend. What is wrong with me?

Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: Do you think of me when we're not together?
Charles Grey: You ought to know I do.

Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: You hesitated before you replied.

Charles Grey: No, I'm unused to being asked so directly. And by you of all people.
I think of you all the time. I always have.

Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: You can't ask me to battle nature in my own heart.

Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire: All my life, I've been fighting my way upstream.

Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her. She befriends Lady Bess but finds she is once again betrayed by her husband who wields his power with the three eventually living uncomfortably together. Against this background, and with the pressures of an unfaithful husband,strict social pressures and constant public scrutiny, Georgiana falls passionately in love with Charles Grey, a rising young Whig politician. However, despite his ongoing liaison with Lady Bess, the Duke refuses to allow her to continue the affair and threatens to take her children from her

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