Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century, That Hamilton Woman is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) and the renowned beauty Lady Emma Hamilton (Vivien Leigh).
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Es a todas luces comprensible por que es la película favorita de Churchill. El hecho de que la haya visto mas de 20 veces es clara seña de la sobre erotización del Ministro con la cinta. Seguramente llevaba una foto de Vivien Leigh en su reloj de bolsillo...
While parts of the film are a bit lacking, the movie is upheld by the sheer powerhouse of it's two leads. Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh show here why they're so applauded as actors, especially Leigh who singlehandedly washes away any doubt that might have lingered from Gone With The Wind, and honestly makes a good argument that she should have three Oscars, instead of two.
I fell asleep the first time watching this. Was recently able to catch it again with more mental energy and it seemed a bit better. I must admit I havent seen many Vivien Leigh films, but this is probably a better fit for her talents than the Scarlett roll imo. She is also gorgeous as can be in this, one wonders if thats why Churchill liked it so much. I still don't get the hype surrounding this one though, 3.5 stars
Beautifully ornate but tragically tedious from a narrative, rythmic and ideological point of view. Leigh tries to inject some much needed energy into the proceedings but even she is weighted down by the film's monumental respectability and gargantuan sense of self-importance.