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A Man for All Seasons
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7.7 IMDB rating

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Paul Scofield Paul Scofield
Thomas More
Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller
Alice
Leo McKern Leo McKern
Cromwell
Robert Shaw Robert Shaw
Henry VIII
Orson Welles Orson Welles
Cardinal Wolsey
Susannah York Susannah York
Margaret
Nigel Davenport Nigel Davenport
Duke of Norfolk
John Hurt John Hurt
Rich


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Robert Bolt Robert Bolt
(from the play by)


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A very enjoyable classic for all film fans!

9 years, 4 months ago at Jan 2 22:55
For years, I have had A Man For All Seasons on DVD in my possession and have been meaning to watch it so when I looked upon it in my collection, I had this strong and rather sudden urge to watch it. There are a lot of films based on a true story with kings, queens, chancellors etc that have either been just decent or bad but I admit that A Man For All Seasons is probably the most successful of tha... read more

A classic

7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 12 8:44
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie but since it won the best picture Academy award, I thought I should give it a try. It is only the 3rd movie directed by Fred Zinnemann that I had the pleasure to watch (following 'The Day of the Jackal’ and ‘The Nun's Story’) and I’m more and more impressed every time by his work. I mean, those 3 movies were completely different but they all d... read more

A Man for All Seasons

5 days, 7 hours ago at May 21 2:00
Fred Zinnemann made several great films of the studio era, like From Here to Eternity, High Noon, and The Nun’s Story. His style was spartan craftsmanship with an emphasis on the psychological reality of his characters, and a keen eye for casting that brought some of the best performances of their respective careers. Think of Gary Cooper’s stoic sheriff, Donna Reed’s weary call girl, Julie H... read more
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Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs?
Release date: 3 May 1967
UPC: 043396032569
Tags: Drama (12), Biography (8), Historical (8), 1966 (8), Royalty (5), British (4), Religion (4), 1960s (4), Execution (4), Based On A Play (4), Politics (3), Political (3), UK (2), Murder (2), Best Picture Oscar (2), Period Drama (2), Oscar Winner (2), Technicolor (2), Paul Scofield (2), History (1)
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A Man for All Seasons

“Fred Zinnemann made several great films of the studio era, like From Here to Eternity, High Noon, and The Nun’s Story. His style was spartan craftsmanship with an emphasis on the psychological reality of his characters, and a keen eye for casting that brought some of the best performances of their respective careers. Think of Gary Cooper’s stoic sheriff, Donna Reed’s weary call girl, Julie Harris’ moody tomboy, or Don Murray’s drug addict, and how they’re highlights in uniformly strong ensembles.   These qualities carry over into A Man for All Seasons, Zinnemann’s tony adaptation of a respectable play. It cleaned up at the 39th Academy Awards, nabbing six wins out of eight nominations, during an era where that voting body loved three things: British cinema, stage adaptati” read more

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"Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor and a friend to King Henry VIII refuses to take the Oath of Supremacy which declares the King as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. His actions put him in the Tower of London for high treason. This superb historical drama is very much an actors movie that has an excellent script, wonderful costumes and lovely cinematography. The story thrives on the anguish of Thomas More, who is torn between loyalty to his King and his own moral beliefs, the beliefs of "


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"Egy ember az örökkévalóságnakA Man For Eternity"


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" FilmStruck- 2hrs. First Viewing It's a well made film, filled with great craft and some superb performances, but A Man for All Seasons is just too staid to make anything resembling a lasting impression. Paul Scofield is a sturdy anchor for the film, giving a cold but empathetic performance, but Robert Shaw's two scenes brim with such vitality that it's hard not to wish he had had a stronger presence in the film. Everything is just fine, and that's really my major takeaway; it's all good, and I "


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"The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage. "


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"Best Cinematography - Color! Winner: A Man for All Seasons! Nominees: Fantastic Voyage Hawaii The Professionals The Sand Pebbles"


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