Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Awards: Won 6 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 5 nominations. Best Picture. Best Director

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?

no pass