Queen Christina: Ms. Garbo is Ready for her Close-up

It’s all about the close up.  Not quite, actually, but nearly. Queen Christina, the 1933 movie about the 17th century queen of Sweden, was a perfect vehicle for Greta Garbo.  Very loosely based on historical events the movie tells the story of the queens ill-fated romance with the Spanish ambassador.  The final scene of the movie, a very long, intense close-up on Ms. Garbo as … Continue reading Queen Christina: Ms. Garbo is Ready for her Close-up