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Man For All Seasons

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Adaptation of Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More, a Catholic statesman in England who rebelled against Henry VIII's self-proclaimed status as the head of the Church of England and paid for his religious beliefs by having his head exhibited on London Bridge.


Studio Sony
SKU 203651232
UPC 043396180857
UPC 14 00043396180857
Format DVD
Release Date 2/20/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Scofield,Paul
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Cast & Crew
Fred Zinnemann - Director
Fred Zinnemann - Producer
Georges Delerue - Original Music By
John Hurt - Actor
Nigel Davenport - Actor
Orson Welles - Actor
Paul Scofield - Actor
Ralph Kemplen - Editor
Robert Bolt - Writer
Robert Shaw - Actor
Susannah York - Actor
Ted Moore - Cinematographer
Terence Marsh - Art Director
Vanessa Redgrave - Actor
Wendy Hiller - Actor
William N. Graf - Executive Producer
Winner (1967) Oscar, Paul Scofield, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Fred Zinnemann, Best Director,Oscar, Fred Zinnemann, Best Picture,Oscar, Ted Moore, Best Cinematography, Color,Oscar, Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Best Costume Design, Color,Oscar, Robert Bolt, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
ReviewSource At-A-Glance Film Reviews
Review A Man For All Seasons is a wonderfully well-written story. Ostensibly it is about the reformation of the church in England during the time of King Henry VIII. Really, it's about the struggle of a man to hold by his principles in increasingly adverse times...this same story occurs time and again throughout history, throughout the world. The faces, the societies, and the principles under contention all change, but even the least principled of us all comes upon moments when we are faced with the decision to stand by unpopular beliefs or succumb to the threat of adversity. A Man For All Seasons tells this story -- hopefully a more extreme version of it than most of us will ever have to face -- with remarkable eloquence, insight, and stellar performances.
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource The Flick Filosopher
Review A Man for All Seasons is a handsome production. In other words, it is staid, stern, plodding, and precise, with about as much passion as your 11th-grade history textbook...The film looks great, and the performances are fine, including Leo McKern as a kind of grand inquisitor and John Hurt as his toady, and Orson Welles as the oily Cardinal Wolsey. But somehow the movie never gelled for me. Much of the plot revolves around debates about the intricacies of church law and secular law, which are hard to make interesting...A Man for All Seasons is preaching to the choir -- if you're in the choir, you may find it a lot more enjoyable that I did.
Reviewer MaryAnn Johanson
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Mono Audio, English, Subtitled, French
Product Attributes
Actor Scofield,Paul
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Emanuel Levy, Splendidly acted by Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw...
Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide Fiercely intelligent, deeply affecting, resonant with verbal beauty and grace.
TV Guide This absorbing film features inventive camerawork and superior production values.

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