History Film / TheOtherBoleynGirl

3rd May '16 7:51:40 AM shamblingdead2
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** Anne herself was described by one of her friends as being "good-looking enough," which means she probably wasn't very attractive by the standards of the day. She's played by Creator/NataliePortman.
24th Apr '16 6:49:47 PM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:238:Anne; Mary; Henry.]]
24th Apr '16 6:41:49 PM TheBigBopper
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* DuelingStarsMovie: Portman vs. Johansson
24th Apr '16 6:40:34 PM TheBigBopper
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The 2008 adaptation of the novel, TheOtherBoleynGirl shows a romanticized version of the events around UsefulNotes/{{Henry VIII}}'s marriage to his first and second wives and his affair with Mary Boleyn.

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The 2008 adaptation of the novel, TheOtherBoleynGirl shows a romanticized dramatized version of the events around UsefulNotes/{{Henry VIII}}'s marriage to his first and second wives and his affair with Mary Boleyn.



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Anne Boleyn gets a short one.

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Deconstructed when we briefly see Anne Boleyn gets having the crown placed on her head following her marriage to Henry, but her emotional distress from Henry having raped her and blaming her for seducing him away from his wife and the Church makes what should be her moment of triumph feel like a short one.PyrrhicVictory.



* GoryDiscretionShot: The beheadings.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: 16th century Royal English Court attire.
* HappilyEverAfter: The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue says this about Mary's future.
** Still, [[spoiler: Mary died rather young in real life (as many did), barely nine years into her marriage and when her younger children were seven and eight. Stafford outlived her and had six more children with his second cousin Dorothy, whom he married but two years after Mary's death. Apparently Edward called his new stepmom "Aunt" instead, but that could well be as fictional as most of this movie.]]
* HappilyMarried: Mary with Carey, Mary with Stafford. Henry VIII with Catherine and Anne, for a bit.
* HeirClubForMen: The historical events of this movie inspired the TropeNamer.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: The beheadings.
When the beheadings are shown, the camera cuts away the moment before the blow connects. We just see the reaction of the crowd as we hear the blade chop and the head thud to the ground.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: 16th century Royal English Court attire.
attire is represented in all its voluminous glory.
* HappilyEverAfter: The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue says this about Mary's future.
** Still,
that Mary and Stafford lived happily as a couple after the events of the film. This is a bit tidier than real life in which [[spoiler: Mary died rather young in real life (as many did), barely nine years into her marriage and when her younger children were seven and eight. Stafford outlived her and had six more children with his second cousin Dorothy, whom he married but two years after Mary's death. Apparently Edward called his new stepmom "Aunt" instead, but that could well be as fictional as most of this movie.]]
* HappilyMarried: Mary with Carey, Mary with Stafford. Henry VIII with Catherine and Anne, for a bit.
Stafford are the only couple that end up happy in the long term, since in every other relationship either the love goes away or the partners get separated by circumstance.
* HeirClubForMen: Henry is anxious to produce a male heir in order to protect his dynasty and avert civil war, since a girl is not considered strong enough to hold power. The historical events of this movie inspired the TropeNamer.



* HollywoodHistory: The only way to tell this tale in a two hour film.

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* HollywoodHistory: The only way to tell this tale in a two hour film.film is to simplify and condense something that was more complicated in real life.



* LoveDodecahedron: EVERYONE to Henry.
* MarryForLove: Mary and Stafford.
* OffWithHisHead: George Boleyn and Anne Boleyn.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Anne to Henry Percy.
* PimpedOutDress
* PrettyInMink

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* LoveDodecahedron: EVERYONE Who wants to Henry.
get with who is quite complicated, because everyone seemingly loves someone they shouldn't, wants to sleep their way to the top, and/or keeps changing their minds. Catherine of Aragon wants to keep her husband, but Henry is looking for a new woman and initially settles on Mary. Mary likes her first husband William Carrey and doesn't want to go to bed with Henry, but after they do she changes her mind and falls in love with Henry. Anne seduces Henry away from Mary, so now both Mary and Catherine are left unrequited. Then Henry gets tired of Anne and starts going out with Jane Seymour, etc.
* MarryForLove: Stafford proposes to Mary later in the film, promising that he will never betray her or take her for granted. In the end she accepts, and Stafford.
the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue tells us they were HappilyMarried ever after.
* OffWithHisHead: George Boleyn and Anne Boleyn.
Boleyn are beheaded at the Tower of London for incest and treason. George gets the axe, while Anne gets a swordsman from France as one last courtesy.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Anne Anne's parents and uncle refuse to recognize Anne's marriage to Henry Percy.
Percy because it will create a scandal and get them in hot water with the king. Even though they were married before a priest and consummated the union, they are forced to cover it up and pretend it never happened.
* PimpedOutDress
PimpedOutDress: All the court ladies wear fancy dresses with fine tailoring, silk, brocade, embroidery, pearls, the whole shebang.
* PrettyInMinkPrettyInMink: The nobility shows off its glamour and wealth with lots of luxurious fur. Anne wears a mantle of ermine to the scaffold.
* RapeAsDrama: By the time he obtains a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, Henry is impatient for Anne to give herself to him, especially because he blames her for egging him on to leave his wife and the Church. When Anne again refuses to go all the way until they're married, he flies into a rage and violently rapes her.
* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: Before she enters her trial, Catherine of Aragon chews out both Boleyn sisters for being sluts and backstabbers, reminding them that she is the true Queen of England.



* TakeThat: Delivered by Catherine of Aragon to both sisters at once before she enters her trial.
* TheMistress: Mary Boleyn, but technically not Anne.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: For those that don't [[ItWasHisSled know this already.]]
** Specifically Anne Boleyn as her own gambit to become queen overshadows the original gambit.

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* TakeThat: Delivered by Catherine of Aragon to both sisters at once before she enters her trial.
* TheMistress: Mary Boleyn, but technically not Anne.
Boleyn becomes Henry's mistress, sleeping with him and bearing his child out of wedlock while he is still married to Catherine of Aragon. Anne, in contrast, refuses to become Henry's mistress and insists on him divorcing his wife and marrying her before she will sleep with him.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: For those that don't [[ItWasHisSled know this already.]]
already]], the Epilogue presents us with vignettes of the various characters, informing us in the captions that Thomas Boleyn died in disgrace, Thomas Howard was put in the Tower for Treason, Mary lived happily in the country with Stafford, and Elizabeth grew up to reign as queen for 44 years.
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** Specifically Anne Boleyn as her own gambit to become queen overshadows the original gambit.
24th Apr '16 5:46:53 PM TheBigBopper
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* AmicablyDivorced: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by Catherine of Aragon who IS the rightful Queen of England in her eyes.
* ArrangedMarriage
* YouFailHistoryForever: Anne and Mary were both raised in France, and would have had French accents, not English.

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* AmicablyDivorced: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] ArrangedMarriage: Just about every noble in this story has their match arranged by Catherine of Aragon who IS their family because it's the rightful Queen accepted way of England in her eyes.
doing things, and high level marriages require royal permission. Anne's attempt to have a secret marriage to a man who's already engaged to someone else has to be hushed up to prevent a scandal, and she is punished by being sent off to the French court.
* ArrangedMarriage
* YouFailHistoryForever:
ArtisticLicenseHistory: Anne and Mary were both raised in France, and would have had French accents, not English.



*** Anne also became pregnant with Elizabeth in January of the year she married Henry (probably not long before the marriage, and eight years after Mary chose to stop being his mistress); historians are generally in dispute over whether the reason he married her because of this pregnancy. Hence, she wouldn't've been teasing the King but his mistress and if Mary was pregnant with his children (a whole ten years earlier) he would've married her.

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*** Anne also became pregnant with Elizabeth in January of the year she married Henry (probably not long before the marriage, and eight years after Mary chose to stop being his mistress); historians are generally in dispute over whether the reason he married her because of this pregnancy. Hence, she wouldn't've wouldn't have been teasing the King but his mistress and if Mary was pregnant with his children (a whole ten years earlier) he would've married her.
6th Dec '15 11:23:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor: UsefulNotes/HenryVIII, and UsefulNotes/ElizabethI are shown.
18th Jul '15 6:25:59 PM nombretomado
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* TheHouseOfTudor: UsefulNotes/HenryVIII, and UsefulNotes/ElizabethI are shown.

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* TheHouseOfTudor: UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor: UsefulNotes/HenryVIII, and UsefulNotes/ElizabethI are shown.
25th May '15 10:13:30 AM NOYB
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Elizabeth Boleyn (nee Howard) calls out both her husband - who receives a rather loud and probably painful slap - and her brother for Anne's fate. She's probably right. Note, the word "probably" should be read as "completely and absolutely most definitely"
* CompositeCharacter: George was one of ''six'' other men Anne was accused of having adultery with. The film just has George being accused.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Elizabeth Boleyn (nee (née Howard) calls out both her husband - who receives a rather loud and probably painful slap - and her brother for Anne's fate. She's probably right. Note, the word "probably" should be read as "completely and absolutely most definitely"
* CompositeCharacter: George was one of ''six'' other ''seven'' men Anne was accused of having adultery with. The film just has George being accused.
25th May '15 10:10:43 AM NOYB
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** Anne was accused of having adultery with six other men, including George (whereas the film suggests it was just George). It's widely thought to have been cooked up by Thomas Cromwell out of nothing - not a case of NotWhatItLooksLike thanks to Jane Parker. While she ''did'' testify against her husband in court, she was more likely paid off by Cromwell.

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** Anne was accused of having adultery with six other seven men, including George (whereas the film suggests it was just George). It's widely thought to have been cooked up by Thomas Cromwell out of nothing - not a case of NotWhatItLooksLike thanks to Jane Parker. While she ''did'' testify against her husband in court, she was more likely paid off by Cromwell.
24th Feb '15 12:07:44 PM Cheapsunglasses
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-->'''Catherine of Aragon''': How dare you. You want me to creed away and become a nun? Well I shall not. You want me to lie before God and admit my first marriage was consummated? Well it was not. You want me to retire and [[MamaBear give up my daughter's claim as sole rightful heir to the throne?]] Well I shall not. Not in a thousand years. Not if you wrack me to within an inch of my life. I am Catherine, Queen of England! The King's one true wife and mother of the heir to the throne. Beloved of the people, and beloved of a king you have bewitched.

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-->'''Catherine of Aragon''': How dare you. You want me to creed creep away and become a nun? Well I shall not. You want me to lie before God and admit my first marriage was consummated? Well it was not. You want me to retire and [[MamaBear give up my daughter's claim as sole rightful heir to the throne?]] Well I shall not. Not in a thousand years. Not if you wrack me to within an inch of my life. I am Catherine, Queen of England! The King's one true wife and mother of the heir to the throne. Beloved of the people, and beloved of a king you have bewitched.
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