#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Plot: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
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What Tamed Passion!
In a year overwhelmed with reminiscent films, Elizabeth rises above the rest to become one of few stunning manifestations of the Hollywood Renaissance. Certainly acknowledged by the Oscars garnering 7 nominations, Shekhar Kapur’s intimate portrait of a young Elizabeth further expands the modern view on a distant monarch, whose maturing reign as well as taming nature continued to dazzle the 20th century viewers.
Presented here by a superb cast led by Golden-Globe winner Cate Blanchett, early Elizabethean era turmoil and upheaval are captured brilliantly. The lush set itself is a feast for the eye as the audience is drawn to follow a passionate young Elizabeth’s path. Against the dark setting of medieval stone castles, a blooming Golden Age approaches as England expands to take control in a world of great unrest after Catholic Queen Mary’s death. Her Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth daughter of Anne Bolyne is placed on a throne of a kingdom torn between religion. Cate Blanchett does a fabulous job capturing the details of a frustrated young woman waking to the merciless reality of queenhood–surrounded by enemies such as Norfolk (Christopher Eccleston). Constantly by her side is her reverent adviser Sir William Cecil (Richard Attenborough) who advises Elizabeth to marry for convenience choosing from a “pool” of ready political candidates–while Elizabeth herself is long set on her lover from the past Sir Robert Dudley (a charming Joseph Fiennes). Yet just as England learns to wake up from the medieval dream, Elizabeth learns the bitterness of betrayal as she looks to Sir Francis Walsingham (Jeffrey Rush)’s counsel.
Focusing on Elizabeth’s subtle changes of phase from fire to ice at a distant in the midst of a grander panorama beautifully shot, the audience gradually distinguishes her footsteps from the shedding of innocence to a tough ruler that dares to strike first against her enemies, to ultimately become the Virgin Queen to reign above all men.
One of the finest historical dramas in years.
As far as Academy Award recognition is concerned, ‘Elizabeth’ was unfortunately released in the same year (1998) as the much slicker, more crowd-pleasing ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ a fine comic film but as much over-praised as ‘Elizabeth’ was overlooked. It certainly borders on the absurd, if not the criminal, that Gwyneth Paltrow’s simpering, one-note performance as Viola was handed the Best Actress Award over Cate Blanchett’s truly magnificent performance in the title role of ‘Elizabeth,’ a film whose tracing of Elizabeth’s transformation from teenage frolicker to commanding ‘Virgin Queen’ presented an enormous challenge of acting range that Blanchett met with aplomb.
Curiously, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘Elizabeth’ not only share the presence of Elizabeth I as an historical character, albeit at opposite ends of her nearly 50 year reign, but also two prominent cast members: Joseph Fiennes and Geoffrey Rush. Although Fiennes’ role as the Earl of Leicester, Elizabeth’s lover prior to her Virgin Queen persona days, is smaller (and far less winning) than his lead role in ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ he again cuts a convincing figure in 16th century costume. On the other hand, Geoffrey Rush’s performance as Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth’s utterly ruthless yet completely loyal bodyguard and Machiavellian tutor, is endlessly and hypnotically fascinating – a performance that steals movies in movies whose leads are less arresting than Ms. Blanchett.
Yet, in an ironic reversal of Hollywood’s usual denigration of comedy in favor of ‘serious’ drama, it was Rush’s much smaller comic performance in ‘Shakespeare’ that secured him the 1998 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Ordinarily, I’d applaud such recognition of comic art and talent, but in this instance it represents another miscarriage of justice. Rush’s tone and bearing as he delivers line after line of blood-chilling dialog make Walsingham a character I expect never to forget. ‘You were Norfolk,’ he responds to the protests of the insufferably arrogant Duke of Norfolk, Elizabeth’s chief nemesis, as he leads him away to the Tower, ‘the dead have no titles.’
Of course, Elizabeth gets off many a great line of her own, as in her unforgettable final rejection of Leicester: ‘I am not your Elizabeth. I am no man’s Elizabeth. I shall have one mistress here. And no master!’ A little later she gives license to Walsingham to proceed with the political cleansing of the realm with a laconic transcendence of her ‘womanly’ emotions: ‘let it all be done.’ Still another memorable line marks the final stage of her political education and her departure from the wishy-washy diplomacy represented by Lord Burleigh (her former chief minister, finely played by Sir Richard Attenborough in his final film role): ‘Observe, Lord Burleigh, I am married to England.’
Elizabeth ultimately forges a political philosophy that combines elements of Walsingham’s cynical wariness with an ideal of self-abnegating service to England (‘my people’). She envisions a strong, secular England capable of rising above the internecine religious strife initiated by her father’s departure from the Roman Catholic Church and depicted in graphic horror in the film’s opening sequence. In so doing she succeeds in mapping out England’s course toward a stable, advanced society whose history would include a lengthy period of world domination. This film does full justice to the dilemmas of church-state conflict, to the complex character of the queen herself, and to the rich historical milieu that produced her. It is one of the finest historical dramas to have appeared in decades.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Shekhar Kapur
Writer Michael Hirst
Actors Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox, Terence Rigby
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 55 nominations.
Production Company PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435 ES, Zeiss Super Speed and Cooke Varotal Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss Super Speed and Cooke Varotal Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Film Services, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm