玛格丽特公主 — 叛逆王室

提及上世纪的British princess,除了戴妃,还有一位皇族在英国民众心中占据不可替代的地位。她是女王之妹,《罗马假日》中公主的原型,拥有“天使的容貌,娇美的身段和明星的气质”,却爱情坎坷,暮年凄凉。她是玛格丽特,离经叛道同时也深深依恋传统礼数,早年备受爱戴但后半生饱受争议的英国公主。

BBC分为两集叙述玛格丽特公主的叛逆人生。(上集: pleasure vs duty 下集: castaway)。片子铺设明暗两条线索,明线通过对公主的采访资料及她生前好友的描述,重点勾勒玛格丽特的脾性和三段轰动一时却结局及反响迥异的恋爱史;暗线则是上世纪中期英国社会思想潮流的变迁。玛格丽特公主的“离经叛道”正是社会思潮变迁的缩影,而王室自甘囿于传统以及民众对王室的高度期待让玛格丽特成为这一君主制体系的牺牲品。

还是BBC对这部纪录片概括的最好:

1.“She was a trailblazer, she was a little bit of a rebel. She wanted to have the [royal] life but she also wanted to have a normal life.” She is “a rebellious force of modernity [combined with] a deep respect for tradition.”

2.It is a “deeply personal account” of a woman “whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed Britain’s during the 20th century.”