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A Man For All Seasons (1988 TV) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud, Roy Kinnear, Martin Chamberlain

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Directed by Fred Zinnemann and based upon Robert Bolt's prize-winning play, "A Man for All Seasons" shows the tratic relationship of Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) and King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw). Held high in the king's estimation for a long time, they face differences when the king enlists More's support as he prepares to break with the Pope and the Church over "irreconciliable diffences" due to Henry's insatiable love "lives"! More refuses and Henry brings charges in what surely is one of the greatest of all kangeroo courts in history. More is found guilty, as students of history well know, and is executed. Wendy Hiller plays Mrs. More and Orson Welles Cardinal Woolsey.
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Superb cast, superb movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs




Sir Thomas Moore objects to King Henry VIII breaking with the Catholic church so he can marry his latet sweetheart. This leads to him getting into big trouble, despite the fact that he is follow the law and his concience.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   distant past Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fighting for free speech/press    -   death penalty!    -   religious issues Getting ahead in:    -   politics Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   politician

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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