CRAIG BROWN: How Pippa Middleton wore pink scorching pants at Kate’s marriage ceremony
Ridley Scott’s new movie Napoleon has been closely criticised for its historic inaccuracies.
Critics declare Napoleon didn’t witness the execution of Marie Antoinette and that he by no means took half in cavalry costs or fired a cannon on the pyramids.
The debate continues…
Dear Sir, I’ve simply been to see Joaquin Phoenix in Napoleon. I used to be appalled by the historic blunders.
In one scene, Napoleon visits a state penitentiary and performs nation songs to the inmates. In one other, he’s arrested in Memphis, Tennessee, for possession of medicine.
‘Courtiers have tried to air-brush this scene from historical past, however I’m decided to point out it, even when it means ruffling just a few feathers’ Pictured: Pippa Middleton
Having searched excessive and low in numerous biographies of Napoleon, I can discover no proof that these occasions ever occurred.
Similarly, Josephine, performed by Reese Witherspoon, by no means duetted with Napoleon onstage.
For how for much longer will we let Holly- wooden journey roughshod over historical past?
Sir: The scenes talked about by Mr Lummox come from the 2006 film Walk The Line, through which Joaquin Phoenix performed nation music singer Johnny Cash, not Napoleon, and Reese Witherspoon performed his spouse, June Carter.
Might he have taken a fallacious turning at his native multiplex?
Sir: Fair level. But it is excessive time the Government pressured multiplex cinemas to signpost extra clearly the right auditoriums for the movies they present.
Just final week, I used to be appalled to see Mary Poppins twisting and turning on her mattress, spewing foul language at a priest.
It was solely on the way in which out that I realised I had taken a fallacious flip within the lobby, and had been watching the brand new Exorcist film. Yet they refused to refund my cost.
Sir: In the newest episode of The Crown, the Queen slams her tea mug down on the kitchen desk and says to the Prince of Wales: ‘Ay-oop oor Chas, ye’ve made a proper pig’s-dinner of yon marriage and no mistake!’
To me, this does not fairly have the ring of fact.
I used to be additionally stunned by the scene through which a jockey turns up late for a race however the 93-year-old Queen Mother steps in on the final minute and rides her horse Special Cargo to victory at Sandown. I can effectively imagine that Princess Anne was a valued member of the crew of Apollo 13, and that Prince Philip was noticed lurking behind a hedge on Dealey Plaza on the morning of November 22, 1963, however did Prince Edward actually take the lead position in Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway?
Sir: In the 1995 biopic Braveheart, I used to be fascinated to find out how Scottish warrior William Wallace, performed by Mel Gibson, led a secret raid on Windsor Castle.
At the final minute, utilizing nothing greater than a longbow and a Colt 45, Braveheart manages to avoid wasting Boadicea from being beheaded by King Henry VIII.
So-called ‘specialists’ have since tried to pour chilly water on this scene, suggesting that it could not presumably have occurred. But what do they know? Were they there?
Of course they weren’t!
Next they’re going to strive telling us that between the 2 of them, Sir Winston Churchill (Brad Pitt) and Mrs Pankhurst (Scarlett Johansson) did not see off the Spanish Armada!
Sir: I’m at present writing the ultimate sequence of The Crown. As is well-known, on the marriage ceremony of William and Kate, Pippa Middleton makes an attempt to steal the present from her sister by parading up and down the aisle of Westminster Abbey carrying vivid pink scorching pants and a moist T-shirt.
Courtiers have tried to air-brush this scene from historical past, however I’m decided to point out it, even when it means ruffling just a few feathers.
‘As is well-known, on the marriage ceremony of William and Kate, Pippa Middleton makes an attempt to steal the present from her sister’
Critics declare Napoleon didn’t witness the execution of Marie Antoinette and that he by no means took half in cavalry costs or fired a cannon on the pyramids
I might be delighted to listen to from anybody who was current on that historic day, as they might additionally inform me about how Elton John drowned out the Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech by taking part in Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting at full blast on the Abbey organ.
Yours sincerely, Peter Morgan.
Sir: Having simply returned from Ridley Scott’s new movie Napoleon, I used to be disillusioned to see that the fighter planes he confirmed within the skies above Waterloo had been all Spitfires. Any schoolboy is aware of that Hurricanes had been additionally used.
Also, when Napoleon mentioned his well-known line: ‘My horse! My horse! My kingdom for a horse!’ I detected a hint of an American accent, whereas everybody is aware of Napoleon was born in Liverpool, which is how he got here to share a faculty bus with John Lennon.
Yours ever, Ronald Daft.