Screen One: Season 3, Episode 8

A Question of Attribution (4 Oct. 1992)

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Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and presents his ... See full summary »

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Sir Anthony Blunt, who was a Soviet agent for 25 years, is routinely questioned and gives no answers, but is knighted and works as Director of the Courtauld Institute, and presents his interrogator with a puzzle in the shape of a doubtful Titian painting. He also does art restoration work in Buckingham Palace, where he gets into an interesting conversation with HMQ. Written by Kathy Li

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[the Queen knows that Sir Anthony Blunt is a traitor and Blunt knows that the Queen knows this, but both maintain a facade of innocence as they discuss the Queen's art collection, amid many coded references]
H.M.Q.: Portraits are supposed to be frightfully self-revealing, aren't they? Show what one's really like - the secret self. Either that or else the eyes are supposed to follow you round the room. Have you had your portrait painted?
Sir Anthony Blunt: No, Ma'am.
H.M.Q.: So we don't know whether you have a secret self?
[later]
H.M.Q.: ...
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A John Schlesinger pic
1 November 2008 | by (Honduras) – See all my reviews

Have no problem with stylishness such as this in motion pictures. Director Schlesinger came through with a smartly fictionalised account of the Anthony Blunt scandal of the 1980s, based on a stage piece. The remarkable character that James Fox portrays as the erstwhile knighted art authority in the Royal scene is award-worthy. The repartee in most every set scene, put forth in reasonable verisimilitude, makes for an enjoyable experience, particularly in the impromptu exchange between Blunt and H. R. H. near the last act, but not only there; a second viewing would not be wholly untoward, as these characters might say. It truly is unfortunate that 'imdb' provides not the 'memorable quotes' that usually attend their movie titles, for interested parties curious about 'A Question for Attribution' to savor.


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