Calling myself a fan of historical movies would be a blunt lie, but I do love redheads and even if I didn’t I would still not be able to deny that the poster for Elizabeth is as stunningly gorgeous a composition as imaginable.
One that always reminds me of the movie Jeanne d’Arc, which features in it's latest incarnation Resident Evil heroine Milla Jovovich in the title role. And there truly is such a unmistakable likeness between the truly majestic beauty of horse riding, dressed in armour Cate Blanchet, to the image of innocence Igrid Bergman represents as Jeanne d'Arc that I feel save to assume this to have been the inspiration behind this take.
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit