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Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British history, experiencing a variety of lives and relationships along the way, and even changing sex.Written by
The exhibit "Hollywood Costume" curated by Deborah Nadoolman, which was installed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2012 and later the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles in 2014, featured one of the Queen Elizabeth I costumes worn in this film by Quentin Crisp. See more »
I can find only three words to describe the female sex. None of which are worth expressing.
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I was totally mesmerised by Orlando. The cinematography, the script, the performances and the sets are all excellent. This could have been a difficult adaptation to undertake, but Sally Potter has captured the transition of the novel perfectly. Tilda Swinton is very hypnotic in her portrayal of the title character, I adored the moments when she turned to camera and would address me personally (that's how it feels). Orlando is clearly my favourite, my desert island film. Now it's out on dvd in the UK I am watching it endlessly, my vhs version eventually wore out!
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