The Other Boleyn Girl

Audio problem: In the scene where Mary is leaving court and you see Henry riding a horse with Anne on the back, you can hear a siren go off twice.

01:05:30 - 01:06:10

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Revealing mistake: When Natalie Portman's character is about to be executed, if you look at the wall behind the executioner, you can see a modern metal drainpipe.

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Continuity mistake: The morning after her wedding night, we see Mary walking with Anne telling her about the wedding night, notice Mary's braids in her hair, one braid is in a circle, yet in the next scene where Mary and Anne are folding a blanket, her braid is now down in one long braid.

00:12:20 - 00:15:30

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Question: At the end of the movie, it states that Mary married William Stafford, but wasn't she still married to William Carey (even though the king sent him away)?

Chosen answer: Mary was married twice. Her first husband, William Carey, died in 1528. She secretly married William Stafford, a commoner, in 1534. Her family disapproved of the match, and the couple lived out their lives in the country, away from the royal court.

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Question: Near the beginning of the movie, why did Anne think that having an affair with the king could help her get married to a rich man or a duke?

Chosen answer: Becoming the king's mistress often granted you special "gifts." The king could "strongly suggest" or simply force someone to marry someone else and he would likely reward a pleasing mistress with a duke.

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Question: Why didn't George Boleyn like his wife, Jane?

Chosen answer: It's never explained. Historically, little is known about George and Jane Boleyn’s marriage, though it is believed it was not particularly happy. At that time upper-class marriages were usually arranged by families to provide their offspring with the most advantageous situation - socially, politically, financially, and so on. It mattered little if the two parties were in love, though it was assumed the couple would eventually learn to care about each other. A woman, who was considered her husband’s property, was expected to be a dutiful and faithful wife to her spouse, whose responsibility it was to provide for his family. George and Jane may simply have been incompatible, and as divorce was unacceptable then, they may simply have had to tolerate each other. Also, some historians have theorized that George Boleyn may have been either bi-sexual or homosexual, but there is no documented proof whatsoever that George was either. There is some evidence he may have been a womanizer, though having a mistress was hardly uncommon for someone in his station. Whatever their relationship, Jane’s testimony against her husband at his trial helped condemn him to death.

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