Edward II Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Edward II the Movie

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Jarman's controversial adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's play "The Troublesome Reign of Edward II" portrays the weak-willed monarch as neglecting his kingdom for love. Unfortunately, it's not for his queen but for his commoner male lover. His neglect of both queen and country lead to a swift and brutal downfall. Jarman's use of contemporary anachronisms, stream of conscienceness approach, and heavy symbolism may leave more than one viewer wondering what's going on.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Gays, Adapted from a Play, Royalty, British
Screenplay
Derek Jarman
Cast
Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton, Tilda Swinton, Jerome Flynn, Jody Graber, Nigel Terry, Annie Lennox
Director
Derek Jarman
Music
Simon Fisher Turner
Producer
Fine Line Features

Awards

Venice Film Fest. 1992: Actress (Swinton).

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