“Belle” … a great movie!!
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~~May 27, 2014~~
Wonderful movie combining actual historical times, family relations, social and legal issues, social standing, women’s role in marriage and society.
All combined story telling of a young mulatto child brought up in the household of her well to do relatives.
Belle is a 2013 British drama film directed by Amma Asante, written by Misan Sagay, and produced by Damian Jones. It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid,Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, and James Norton.
The film is inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle beside her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray. Commissioned by William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, then Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the portrait of his two nieces hung in England’s Kenwood House, until 1922.
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