|GRETA GARBO as KRISTINA WASA OF SWEDEN in
|Repaint and Re-Style by Juan Albuerne
Costume by Asun Merino
|Spoil, glory, flags and trumpets! What is behind these high-sounding words? Death and destruction, triumphals of crippled men, Sweden victorious in a ravaged Europe, an island in a dead sea.
I tell you, I want no more of it. I want for my people security and happiness.
I want to cultivate the arts of peace, the arts of life.
I want peace and peace I will have!
(Garbo as Queen Christina, calling for an end to the Thirty Years' War)
|I have been a symbol of eternal changelessness, an abstraction. A human being is mortal and changeable, with desires and impurities, hopes and despairs.
I'm tired of being a symbol, chancellor. I long to be a human being. It's a longing I cannot suppress.
|Greta Garbo was formerly a Charice doll (MiKelman trademark)|