Get Your Premium Membership

Oscar-ku 39 -A Man For All Seasons

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Mark Toney.


moral tug-of-war

King Henry VIII's divorce-

Sir Thomas no more

 

 

***
Poetry notes:
10/21/2018

A Man For All Seasons was the Best Picture winner of 1966, director Fred Zinnemann's biopic of the last seven years in the life of Catholic Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield), the 16th century English Chancellor, when he battled in a moral tug-of-war against the will of heretical King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) over his 1529 divorce.  Sir Thomas More was beheaded by King Henry VIII when he refused to compromise.  The film was based upon Robert Bolt's 1961 stage play A Man for All Seasons, but it was not the picture with the most nominations - it had only eight nominations. As it ended up, A Man for All Seasons won six Oscars (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design), one more than its closest contender (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)     http://www.filmsite.org/aa66.html

moral tug-of-war King Henry VIII's divorce- Sir Thomas no more

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 10/21/2018 8:53:00 PM
I posted this poem over 6 hours ago and received some nice comments. However, when I logged back on the poem was missing along with the comments. This happened to 3 of my poems today. Happily, I had made a record of them and was able to resubmit. Sadly, the nice comments are lost.
Login to Reply