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When I read the summary for this, it seemed very psychological and intense. I've grown quite attached to Sally Lockhart and the other characters. Sometimes I think Pullman is as good as Dickens when making up Victorian characters. The actions in this novel were very horrible to read about because the idea of having one's child taken away from you especially in a patriarchal, puritanical society such as Victorian England is extremely cruel. I can't…

The screenwriter Peter Morgan said he wrote about a "cold, emotionally detached, haughty...prickly... out-of-touch bigot," but due to people's adoration of the Queen, they feel he wrote her with compassion. It's a good screenplay, and an interesting movie to make since it does portray real people still alive. What really makes the movie is the acting; though, I wouldn't expect anything less when I watch British films or television. I think Helen Mirren is not…