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Greatest dramatic moment yet on "The Crown"

What would you say was the best?

I've listed my own favorites. You may have your own--please list them and vote for #10 if so.

by Anonymousreply 1701/13/2021

Other possible moments:

*George VI crying at the Christmas carolers, realizing he will die soon (s1)

*The old Kenyan tribal chief standing at attention by the road to honor the brand-new Queen (s1)

*The Queen reducing Churchill to tears after he lied about his illness (s1)

*Churchill realizing he keeps painting the same pond because he associates it with his dead infant daughter (s1)

*A young and guilt-ridden Prince Philip walking behind his adored sister's funeral cortege in Nazi Germany (s2)

*A very young Prince Charles panicking as the plane his father is piloting hits turbulence (s2)

*A broken Margaret taking off her false eyelashes after realizing that despite her success with LBJ she can never really share in the Queen's duties (s3)

*A teenage Prince Charles performing the "hollow crown" monologue from "Richard II" at Cambridge, with only his sister realizing what it means to him (s3)

*Margaret realizing she has driven Roddy Llewellyn away in horror because of her crazy fighting with her husband (s3)

*Diana purging herself after meeting Camilla and realizing she and Charles are still an item (s4)

*Camilla telling Charles she could never win in a PR battle with Diana (s4)

*A unsmiling Diana participating in the photo shoot with the other, very happy members of the royal family at Christmas (s4)

by Anonymousreply 101/08/2021

THIS strangely homoerotic yet unnecessary scene right in the first episode.

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by Anonymousreply 201/09/2021

You do realise none of this happened as depicted, don't you?

by Anonymousreply 301/09/2021

[quote]You do realise none of this happened as depicted, don't you?

I think at this point everyone does and the idiot is the person chiming in with such comments for assuming people don't realize it's a tv series.

by Anonymousreply 401/09/2021

When the next Queen of England arrives at Buckingham Palace for the first time, in a compact car that she drove herself.

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by Anonymousreply 501/09/2021

Said it before. Will say it again. The cinematography surrounding the minutes up to the intro of Princess Anne. Camera low to ground. Clomping of boots. Camera follows the boots down hallways. Finally pans up and there is her face perfectly speaking to Pr Phillip (her dad) in that clipped, no lip movement, patrician manner. That young actress KILLS. She is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 601/09/2021

Queen Mary’s deep curtsy. The actress never took her eyes off the queen.

by Anonymousreply 701/09/2021

When Claire Foy's Queen is listening to the reports of Jackie Kennedy's dismissive comments, the look of suppressed shock and hurt made me tear up.

by Anonymousreply 801/09/2021

[quote] You do realise none of this happened as depicted, don't you?

r3, do you have trouble yourself telling the difference between scripted TV series and factual events?

I cannot imagine why otherwise you would ask such a stupid question.

by Anonymousreply 901/13/2021

I quite liked the confrontation between Elizabeth and Philip in the second last scene of their second series. I think it was called Mystery Man.

Runner up Elizabeth and Margaret after suicide ish attempt.

by Anonymousreply 1001/13/2021

Queen Mary's curtsy.

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by Anonymousreply 1101/13/2021

It's such a great moment when Eileen Atkins curtsies like that--but it must have hurt her elderly knees so much!

by Anonymousreply 1201/13/2021

The Queen learning of Jackie Kennedy's opinion of her visit.

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by Anonymousreply 1301/13/2021

This is the moment when Diana hugs the queen.

Emma Corrin deserves the Emmy just for the way she says "Don't dismiss me, please!" with so much panic in her voice.

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by Anonymousreply 1401/13/2021

Young Philip in his sister's funeral procession. Swastikas, snowfall, Mozart.

by Anonymousreply 1501/13/2021

This is Lord Snowdon's moment in the carriage with his mother on the way to his wedding.

I voted for this, because I think this is the best moment of writing in the entire show. As Snowdon realizes, he of course HAS done this all for her, since she is such a monstrous social climber; and he is about to enter into a doomed marriage with Princess Margaret just to gain her affection (which she is incapable of giving him).

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by Anonymousreply 1601/13/2021

In the ninth episode of the third series, Charles has an exchange with Wallis Simpson after the Duke of Windsor’s funeral.

Offering him the second of two pieces of advice, she warns him to ‘Watch out for your family’ and Charles genially replies, as if he’s politely humouring an older eccentric, that ‘They mean well’. Then Wallis holds his gaze, and there’s a brilliant, dramatic pause, a fraction of a second longer than one would expect. ‘No, they don’t’ she retorts.

It’s a minor, but beautifully acted exchange, and it’s as if the entire dramatic premise of The Crown fits into that slightly extended pause.

by Anonymousreply 1701/13/2021
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