A Man For All Seasons
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1966 ( UK ) ( Biography, Drama, History )Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert ShawDirector: Fred Zinnemann A Man For All Seasons tells the story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry. It is a film of words, discussions, arguments, and accusations. Based on Robert Bolts hit play of the same name, it charts Mores resigned martyrdom in the face of Henry VIIIs tyrannical power grabs for supremacy over the Catholic Church in England. Much of the films majesty comes from the ingenuity of Mores legal manoeuvrings and their expression through Bolts razor-sharp dialogue. At its centre is Paul Scofields inimitable performance as More, an enlightened man of principles and integrity in an unenlightened era not known for either.A Man For All Seasons proved a smash hit, becoming one of the highest grossing films of 1966. It would go on to win six Academy Awards including Best Picture, (2hr 0min)
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