The Princess Diana documentary is a perfectly timed documentary to fulfill the insatiable appetites of the Diana industry. “Spencer,” directed by the Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain is a 2021 historical fiction and psychological drama that Princess Diana inspires. The movie shows how Diana freed herself from her royal life which made her very popular, and instead, she became known as beloved by people as a star.
It outlines the suppressions she faced that put her under pressure and killed her in the end. There is no mention of her childhood or adolescence period or where she got her education, insights into her family, or her parents’ divorce. Not even a hint of her time as a nanny after finishing school in Switzerland, but instead the film portrays the initiation of the most significant chapter of her life when she is forced to meet Charles Philip Arthur George, the Prince of Wales.
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Ed Perkins found an ostensibly contemplative take on a royal tragedy and takes a surprisingly balanced work while dealing with immense amounts of emotional pain and clarity to tell a story that is charged with profound pain.
Spencer is an intense and powerful work that elevated Larrain’s poetic aesthetic and Kristen Stewart, the star actor of the movie, and her accomplishments through the terrific performance. The film starts weeks before her engagement with Prince Charles in 1981. It ends with the Strand and her young children, Prince Harry and Prince William walking behind her coffin, surrounded by the distraught public and outpouring grief within every person.
The footage used in the movie, any commentary or narrative is culled entirely from pop interviews, news reports or raw home videos, original recording, and other public records. This creates an authentic insight into Diana’s life weeks before her tragic death in a car crash in Paris, 16 years after her engagement. This gives the audience clear emotional clarity and an honest and unfiltered picture of the events and the power that brought down the beloved and favorite public woman.
Why was the public obsessed with Diana?
It’s not just the public, but the entire world has been and is still obsessed with Diana and her story despite the many complicated versions presented by the media. Perhaps Diana was the victim of the Royal Family and suffered mainly because of her cold marriage with Prince Charles and his alleged affair with Camilla. Still, she will always be known as a charismatic rock star and an icon of empathy. She became famous as “the people’s princess” because she was relatable. Diana showed the world her emotions, and the world could see that a beautiful young Princess could be unhappy.
She grew from being a shy girl with a noble British background to transforming herself into a beautiful woman who showed the world love and empathy. She visited the people living with AIDS in a hospital when politicians and other significant figures wouldn’t go near them. She used her platform to give the citizens hope and spread genuine happiness worldwide despite her many flaws and conspiracies. She was, truly, “the people’s Princess”.