Somehow, in 1966, director Fred Zinnemann filmed a movie about Sir Thomas Moore and his opposition to King Henry VIII's decision to cast aside the Catholic Church and obtain a divorce so that he could remarry. And somehow this film won the Academy Award for Best Picture. A Man for All Seasons is languid and a bit stodgy - but it does feature Orson Welles in a terrifically crazy performance as a Catholic Cardinal! So there's that.
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
What they liked:
- Some of the costumes and cinematography, both of which were honored with Academy Awards.
- The over-the-top performance of Robert Shaw as King Henry VIII
- Paul Scofield's portrayal of Sir Thomas Moore
What they did not like:
- The pace of the film
- Some of the supporting characters and plot contrivances