#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, is presented as the real author of Shakespeare’s works. Edward’s life is followed through flashbacks from a young child, through to the end of his life. He is portrayed as a child prodigy who writes and performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a young Elizabeth I. A series of events sees his plays being performed by a frontman, Shakespeare.
Plot: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare’s plays.
Smart Tags: #conspiracy_theory #william_shakespeare_character #elizabeth_i_character #historical_fiction #earl_of_oxford #queen #incest #16th_century #year_1601 #drunkenness #tower_of_london #globe_playhouse_london #male_nudity #caricature #prison #wedding #rain #poetry #betrayal #prologue #london_england
|6.9/10 Votes: 39,363|
|6.4 Votes: 559 Popularity: 11.723|
Inventive, Compelling, Emmerich’s Masterpiece
The Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) is a talented playwright whose position forces him to publicly abandon his endeavors. He seeks to sign over his plays and sonnets to Ben Johnson (Sebastian Armesto), but that’s easier said than done. When William Shakespeare takes credit (Rafe Spall), that’s the least of concerns as the words of Edward affect the political climate.
Rhys Ifans is an unrecognizable powerhouse, and though the rest of the cast fairs well, he shines. As does director Roland Emmerich, who uses every trick at his disposal to make a highly sophisticated drama littered with elaborate costumes and set decoration to be admired.
The theatre experience is very well represented in Anonymous, with the narrator barely making the curtain. Believe it or not but this does actually happen and there are actors who specialize in. The workings of the theatre coincide with the events described and eventually merge. In the time of Edward, the Globe is shown with spectacular accuracy and the familiar faces of the troupe appear across plays.
The future of England is put at stake as the insight into Edward’s inspiration is penned on a relationship with Queen Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave and in younger form Joely Richardson). These secrets showcase the power of words to win over love and country.
Is it cheating to inject stolen verse into a screenplay? To some extent yes. We’re talking about a movie that lifts words, then says they came from a thief. A bit of a paradox if anything. Similarly, it would be silly for J.J. Abrams to direct a movie that’s filled with scenes from every Steven Spielberg film, yet that happened with Super 8.
If Anonymous has a fault, it would be in jerking around the audience. The movie starts with an inventive use of a framing device, and quite appropriately in a theatre. We go back and Ben Johnson is jailed, only for us to go back 5 years to see him getting jailed. Then we go back another 40 and when we next see Johnson he’s being set free. So in which time is he released? Thankfully Anonymous is long enough to allow an audience to gain bearings.
Anonymous is Emmerich’s masterpiece, a radical far from his usual environmental apocalypse works. There could be a stigma surrounding the subject, which will be viewed as blasphemy by many. I’d like to reassure you that most popular cinema is an act of fiction. Shakespeare isn’t available to rebut, and most moviegoers are not concerned with historical accuracy so long as the story is compelling and filled with drama, which Anonymous delivers.
A surprisingly good political thriller that even non-Shakespeare fans like me will enjoy. I really liked this movie. I say B+
“The most performed playwright of all time, the author of 37 plays, 154 sonnets & several narrative poems…and yet not a single manuscript of any kind has ever been found written in Shakespeare’s own hand.” A movie that explores the theory that Shakespeare didn’t write any of the things that he is said to. The theory is that The Earl of Oxford (Ifans) wrote them all as a stab at the new Queen (Redgrave) of England. I have said this before but I am not a Shakespeare fan at all, I just don’t get him. There are a few movies of his I like but for the most part I am not a fan. Needless to say before watching this I was not that excited at all. Almost instantly the movie grabbed me and I was hooked. For those like me this is not really about Shakespeare at all, but more of a political thriller about trying to start and control a rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I in the 1600’s. Weather this is true or not to me doesn’t matter but the idea of writing plays as a way to begin a rebellion is a very interesting theory and makes for a very interesting movie. Overall, (from a non-Shakespeare fan) I really enjoyed this movie and recommend this. I give it a B+.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Roland Emmerich
Writer John Orloff
Actors Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall
Country UK, Germany, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Centropolis Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa, Zeiss Master Prime, Ultra Prime and Lightweight Lenses
Laboratory ARRI Film & TV Services GmbH (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,552 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema