saplings and plunges on.
air. A face in its fifties, mad-fierce eyes, handsome,
bruised lips, liverish. He goes on searching the dark.
there's a ghost grace, a born hunter's grace. He leaps
wildly swaying trees.
round, bellows deep from his heart:
God save the Queen!!
empty space. A pause.
shifts a foot. His dress-shoes are covered in mud. He
goes on staring into the dark. Nothing.
Just the wind and rain. Gradually, we pull back, higher
FADE TO BLACK.
I have sent for a Mr. John BROWN from
Balmoral. Her majesty has mentioned
him, on one or two occasions, as being
elderly HAIRDRESSER, also in black, works at her hair.
... The depths of the Queen's sorrow
remain impenetrable. She has now
ferocious introspection that we are
all at our wits' end...
... The Household continues, at her
instruction, to observe the rituals
now so familiar to her, in a vain
never be revived...
widow's cape. For the first time, we see her face. It is
set in a mask of severity.
Mrs Brown (2003)
Synopsis: Mrs Brown, also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown, is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, and Gerard Butler in his film debut. It was written by Jeremy Brock and directed by John Madden. The film was produced by the BBC and Ecosse Films with the intention of being shown on BBC One and on WGBH's Masterpiece Theatre. However, it was acquired by Miramax and released to unexpected success, going on to earn more than $13 million worldwide. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Dench was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but lost to Helen Hunt for her role in As Good as It Gets.