A Man For All Seasons

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A Man for All Seasons (1966) Crew: Directed by Fred Zinnemann * Written by Robert Bolt (Adapted from the play of the same name also by Robert Bolt) * Produced by Fred Zinnemann * Exec. Produced by William N. Graf * Music by Georges Delerue * Cinematography by Ted Moore * Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen * Casting by Robert Lennard * Production Design by John Box * Art Direction by Terence Marsh * Set Decoration by Josie MacAvin * Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden and Joan Bridge * Produced by Highland Films * Distributed by Columbia Pictures Cast: Paul Scofield (Sir Thomas More), Wendy Hiller (Alice More), Leo McKern (Thomas Cromwell), Robert Shaw (King Henry VIII), Orson Welles (Cardinal Wolsey), Susannah York (Margaret More), Nigel Davenport (Duke of Norfolk), John Hurt (Richard Rich), Corin Redgrave (William Roper), Colin Blakely (Matthew), Cyril Luckham (Archbishop Cranmer), Jack Gwillim (Chief Justice), Thomas Heathcote (Boatman), Yootha Joyce (Averil Machin), Anthony Nicholls (King’s representative), John Nettleton (Jailer), Eira Heath (Matthew’s wife), Molly Urguhart (Maid), Paul Hardwick (Courtier), Michael Latimer (Norfolk’s Aide), Philip Brack (Captain of Guard), Martin Boddey (Governor of Tower), Eric Mason (Executioner), Matt Zimmerman (Messenger), Vanessa Redgrave (Anne Boleyn) “Rich: There are some things one wouldn’t do for anything. Surely. Cromwell: Mm – that idea’s like these life lines they have on the embankment: comforting, but you don’t expect to have to use them.” - A Man for All Seasons , Robert Bolt (p. 72) “For Wales… why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world… but for Wales.” - Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) in A Man for All Seasons Many viewers may only know of Sir Thomas More from his work of philosophical fiction, Utopia . Yet, in Fred Zinnemann’s adaptation of Robert Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons , the portrayal of More offers a nuanced portrait of man forced to grapple with his loyalty to his King, his God and his conscience. Though the subject of both Zinnemann’s film and the play is the battle of wills that exists between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More over the King’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon, the principal theme is whether or not it is possible to live one’s beliefs without compromise. While the above
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