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Old 30.05.2011, 19:57
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

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Old 30.05.2011, 20:04
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

While the film may bring up some interesting points, I believe it was an accident, tragic but an accident. Could it have been prevented ... possibly but hindsight is 20-20. I remember being in a bar in NJ when I heard, and it was sad, even if you agree or disagree with having a royal family.
So, let people debate it, but in the end it won't bring anyone back.
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Old 30.05.2011, 20:08
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Most of my compatriots like what? If you are saying your monarchy then please show me a poll showing that.

In any case you are right, it is "your history" and history and tradition definitely don't have to be rational, America has a lot of stupid traditions, such as 'voting on the first Tuesday in November". Summer break from school, and I can go on.

I am sure some Americans would agree with you as far as the "cultural continuity stuff", but I'm one for utility. If it no longer makes sense, then what's the point? I'm sure there are many many other things about being British that can be promoted...but hey that's me.

Have at it...
I almost agree with the sentiment, except I would say "if it no longer has the support of the public". We would agree that this is the democratic way? Much better than one person's view of what makes sense. (You come from a nation who voted GW Bush as president. That didn't make sense to most of the world, but the only electorate that mattered wanted him, and that's what democracy is all about.)

And that is my point. If a majority of the UK public were vehemently against the monarchy, it wouldn't be there.
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Old 30.05.2011, 20:09
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While the film may bring up some interesting points, I believe it was an accident, tragic but an accident. Could it have been prevented ... possibly but hindsight is 20-20. I remember being in a bar in NJ when I heard, and it was sad, even if you agree or disagree with having a royal family.
So, let people debate it, but in the end it won't bring anyone back.
We agree on that much, at least.
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Old 30.05.2011, 20:13
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Most of my compatriots like what? If you are saying your monarchy then please show me a poll showing that.
Here you go:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ...hy_51_disagree

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Old 30.05.2011, 20:36
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

OMG Right -Wing Rasmussen again?

The polls ebb and flow the death of Diana actually saw an upswing in support for the monarchy. The real cost of the monarch is hidden, but there have been cut backs -I think after the Windsor fire. Versailles is certainly not lacking in visitors. I have been 3 times each time there were horrendous queues, just like at Buckingham Palace. I love the palaces and castles, I don't remember ever seeing the Queen although my parents were invited to her garden parties and my Uncle got an OBE from her, but personally it would mean more if someone who actually knew what they did rewarded them. all Pomp circumstance and no substance.

I refuse to pay to see the movie, I might watch out of curiosity if they cut the gory bits out. I would like to know why the car that caused the crash was never found and why none of the footage from the street cameras was made public- as alleged.
It has been ciritically acclaimed though at Cannes. Is it really that good?
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Old 30.05.2011, 21:05
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Re: Princess Di death Cannes film documentary.

I read that the film was financed directly or indirectly by one "Mohammed al Fayed" . Make of that what you will and consider how that fact may skew any possible interesting revelations or theories!!!!!!
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