Elizabeth The Golden Age Analysis

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One of the best ways to know how is Elizabeth I seemed nowadays is seeing how is her life and reign portrayed on screen. The three films selected are Elizabeth (1998) and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2005), both directed by Shehlar Kapur, a Pakistani director, and represented by Cate Blanchett and the television film Elizabeth I (2005) directed by Tom Hooper and produced by HBO. The first film, Elizabeth (1998), is a selection of moments from the beginning of her reign until the middle of her reign, exactly until she became the Virgin Queen – success that happened in 1578. In this film, most of the events are altered or changed as same as the characters represented. The film started in 1554 when Mary was still the Queen of England.…show more content…
She is showed leading her army and country against the Spanish Armada and standing by her troop's side in the battle dresses as a soldier The film starts in 1585 with Philip II of Spain plan to invade England. However, the real plan and the film plan are different. In the film, Philip’s agents, who are in England, involve Mary Stuart in a plot to murder Elizabeth, but after the plot failed Mary is executed, and Philip uses Mary’s death as a reason to go to war with England and put her daughter on the English throne. The film simplifies the battle between England and Spain. The fight between the Spanish Armada and Elizabeth’s troops occurs in the sea, and the speech she says to her army is completely different with the speech she gave in reality. In this sequel Elizabeth is pushed to marry again, and to provide an heir to succeed the English throne but she thought the same that in the previous film, she did not know why a woman had to get married. Both film have altered events and characters for the own benefit of the film. The director did not show historical films but romantic films with some action in the sequel with the battle against the Spanish Armada. Both films have different

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