Contemporary ‘British’ cinema and the nation’s monarchs
yet more familial dysfunctionality.
In the early modern films, the private sphere is a site
for royal sexual activity on the one hand and for plotting the monarch’s
next move in the public sphere on the other. These may often be closely
related, as in The Other Boleyn Girl , where Henry VIII’s desire
to bed Anne Boleyn becomes the motivation for his schism with the
Catholicchurch. In the late modern