History Film / Elizabeth

18th Jul '16 4:54:19 PM 0nyx
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A 1998 {{Biopic}} of the early life of Queen UsefulNotes/ElizabethI of England, arguably one of the greatest monarchs to ever sit on that throne, and starring Creator/CateBlanchett in the title role. Broke the usual "period piece" mould of English biographical pictures in that it was directed by an Indian, Shekhar Kapur, took a much more dramatic style of storytelling, and didn't shy away from ''some'' historical truths of the era, such as dirt, poverty, and torture.

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A 1998 {{Biopic}} of the early life of Queen UsefulNotes/ElizabethI of England, arguably one of the greatest monarchs to ever sit on that throne, and England starring Creator/CateBlanchett in the title role. Broke the usual "period piece" mould of English biographical pictures in that it was directed by an Indian, Shekhar Kapur, took a much more dramatic style of storytelling, and didn't shy away from ''some'' historical truths of the era, such as dirt, poverty, and torture.
2nd Jul '16 1:34:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Francis Walsingham to Elizabeth.
27th May '16 2:06:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: John Ballard. Helps that he's played by Creator/DanielCraig.
21st May '16 9:34:46 AM JamesAustin
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: John Ballard. Helps that he's played by DanielCraig.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: John Ballard. Helps that he's played by DanielCraig.Creator/DanielCraig.
1st Dec '15 3:42:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Duke of Norfolk was actually just a naive and gullible co-conspirator in a couple of plots, the first of which was only to marry MaryQueenOfScots, which alone was enough to get him jailed for a time (the second was to replace Elizabeth, which of course got his head the chop). He was not the cold and calculating power-hungry mastermind portrayed in the movie.

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** The Duke of Norfolk was actually just a naive and gullible co-conspirator in a couple of plots, the first of which was only to marry MaryQueenOfScots, UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland, which alone was enough to get him jailed for a time (the second was to replace Elizabeth, which of course got his head the chop). He was not the cold and calculating power-hungry mastermind portrayed in the movie.



*** Nor was Mary of Guise his aunt, or related to him by blood - her daughter [[MaryQueenOfScots Mary I of Scotland]] was married to Henri's eldest brother, Francis II of France (married from 1558 until his death in 1560 - ''childless'', in fact); in fact, Henri's family, the House of Valois, were long-time rivals with Mary's House of Guise, and Henri never even ''met'' Mary of Guise in his lifetime.

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*** Nor was Mary of Guise his aunt, or related to him by blood - her daughter [[MaryQueenOfScots [[UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland Mary I of Scotland]] was married to Henri's eldest brother, Francis II of France (married from 1558 until his death in 1560 - ''childless'', in fact); in fact, Henri's family, the House of Valois, were long-time rivals with Mary's House of Guise, and Henri never even ''met'' Mary of Guise in his lifetime.
9th Nov '15 3:24:42 PM ange1eye5
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: John Ballard. Helps that he's played by DanielCraig.
7th Nov '15 3:26:45 AM damus2300
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* ReverseMole: Walsingham's assistant Thomas Howard. Sadly, Father Creator/DanielCraig beat him to death with a rock.

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* ReverseMole: Walsingham's assistant Thomas Howard.Elyot. Sadly, Father Creator/DanielCraig beat him to death with a rock.
7th Nov '15 3:25:24 AM damus2300
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* ColdBloodedTorture



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Walsingham having Creator/DanielCraig burned. Lampshaded by Her Majesty herself that anyone will say anything under torture.
* KickedUpstairs: ELizabeth "promotes" Sir William to Lordship so he can "enjoy his retirement".

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Walsingham having Creator/DanielCraig burned. Lampshaded by Her Majesty herself that anyone will say anything under torture.
* KickedUpstairs: ELizabeth Elizabeth "promotes" Sir William to Lordship so he can "enjoy his retirement".
7th Nov '15 3:13:45 AM damus2300
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The Queen means well but it doesn't change the fact she is an autocrat who believes she is above the law.
7th Nov '15 3:00:43 AM damus2300
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* CampingACrapper: Sussex was arrested while in the toilet.



** The Earl of Sussex, Thomas Radclyffe, who was loyal to Elizabeth throughout his life rather than another traitor.

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** The Earl of Sussex, Thomas Radclyffe, who was loyal to Elizabeth throughout his life rather than another traitor.[[AdaptationalVillainy traitor]].


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* NervesOfSteel: Elizabeth in part 2 faced down an assassin who loses his nerve first. It's only afterward does she faint.
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