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Elizabeth the Virgin Queen

The movie Elizabeth, the tale of Britain’s “Virgin
Queen,” is an enthralling movie with intriguing effects,
magnificent scenery and spectacular acting. With astonishing
assets such as the deep storyline of a heroine, splendid
cinematography, talented actors , and masterful director
techniques aid the movie to become an outstanding peace of
work that can not be missed. Elizabeth transports the viewer
into the realm of the Monarchy and has them holding their
This epic drama is portrayed as a powerful and meaningful
story. The film shows the rigorous rise of Queen Elizabeth
from her rotten beginnings as Queen Mary’s hated half-sister
to her reign as one of England’s most successful Monarchs.
Elizabeth details a specific political process as much as
anything else, a process that enables the determined young
queen to assert herself over male domination and to
consolidate her rule. This throws the viewer into the
compelling world of England’s Monarchy during the middle
ages. And simultaneously portrays Elizabeth as A role model
to striving young women everywhere.
This wonderful and powerful production is aided
immeasurably by the photogenic quality of the twelve gothic
churches and castles in North England that were used for
filming locations. These locations perfectly complemented
the chiaroscuro lighting effects. The engulfing soundtrack
and the fluid cinematography allows the film to encompass
the viewer into the depths of the middle ages. Darkly and
effectively lit by cinematographer Remi Aderfarasin and
lushly illustrated by production designer John Myhre and
costume designer Alexandra Byrne, Elizabeth is a magnificent
Cate Blanchet gives a riveting performance in the film.
Blanched not only looks like Elizabeth, but she interprets
the part of a determined young lady riddled by the
uncertainty of a precarious posit...

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