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Edward II


Two years before director [[Performer~P95890~Derek Jarman~derekjarman]] died of AIDS, he directed this extremely ambitious variation on Christopher Marlowe's 16th-century play. While Marlowe is the root of this film, [[Performer~P95890~Jarman~derekjarman]] has taken a great deal of leeway with the manner of presentation. The story revolves around King Edward's open homosexuality, which eventually led to his murder and succession. Instead of lush historical settings, the film uses bare walls and dirt...more