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Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.Written by
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Josie Rourke said that the meeting of the two Queens was also inspired by the 19th-century Friedrich Schiller play ''Maria Stuart'', in which Mary and Elizabeth talk face-to-face on stage. "The whole conception of the film for me was around that meeting.'' "We really wanted to have our version of that famous scene, with these two women looking at each other and being confronted with their choices - their personal choices, their political choices. It's a moment that's deeply personal." See more »
The set and costume designers must have read a badly written guide book about Scotland. Holyrood Castle has NEVER looked like Macbeth's castle. And I seriously doubt whether every single person in England or Scotland wore black all the time, especially in Scotland. Mary was a Stuart and would have been wearing the Stuart tartan at least some of the time, and the lords and ladies of the various clans would have worn their own tartans. But thank god for the political correctness that gives us multicultural lords and ladies and twists history into absurd realms.
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