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Edward II

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Derek Jarman

In EDWARD II, director Derek Jarman revisits Christopher Marlowe's play of bloodletting and royal intrigue, bringing the homosexual theme to the forefront. Steven Waddington stars as Prince Edward II, who upsets England's noblemen by sharing … see full wiki

Director: Derek Jarman
Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 20, 1992
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about Edward II
Quick Tip by . October 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Brilliant take on an Elizabethan play (Christopher Marlowe in this case). http://www.lunch.com/Reviews/movie/Edward_II-1644318.html?cid=13
review by . February 02, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Acting, set, costume, and general look and feel.      Cons: For those bothered by openly gay sexuality, something to avoid.      The Bottom Line: Edward II is an AIDS issue film, but using Marlowe's play to do this, so the message is secondary to the play and the way the actors take it on.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. With the exception of his last film (Blue a total …
review by . May 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
"Edward II"    Modern Marlowe    Amos Lassen    The Derek Jarman film version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, "Edward II" is a visual feast. Jarman dresses his characters in modern costumes and has them perform against a modern setting. Edward Plantagenet tells his power hungry nobility his perfect excuse for taking his male lover, Piers Gaveston, to the court and that is because his wife, the French princess Isabel, is not …
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