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Lion In Winter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hepburn and O'Toole at their best!

    I first saw this movie completely by accident, flipping through channels. All of a sudden, Katharine Hepburn is standing in a boat and Peter O'Toole helps her get down. She smiles sweetly and says "How kind of you to let me out of jail." He responds "It's only for the holidays." With that exchange alone the movies had me hooked. Hepburn and O'Toole manage to trap the audience in this conflict, skillfully blending hatred and love, both feelings thrown about passionately. You know these two figures are larger than life, yet both actors give them human dimensions that move beyond the typical excesses of those in power. Anthony Hopkins is fantastic as Richard, brilliantly displaying his interpretation of another character that has captured the imagination of the world for almost a thousand years. It's a legendary film with legendary characters played by legendary actors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still the Greatest

    I recently watched the Hallmark remake of 'Lion in Winter' starring Patrick Stewart and Glen Close, and although they perform admirably, I found myself longing for the pace and passion of O'Toole and Hepburn. Try as it may, the Hallmark version appears pale and bloodless when compared to the original.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    maybe the best movie ever

    As a big Hepburn fan, this has to be my favorite of all-time film...she is riveting and spectacular, and O'Toole is fabulous as well...and the sets really look like 12th century England may have looked...highly recommend to everybody

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A shining example of excellence.

    One needs to watch this film many times to glean the richness of acting, music, dialogue, scenery and other factors contributing to a excellent film. All the actors are at their very best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb!

    I saw this film as an extra credit assignment in English and I fell in love with it. It has fast witty dialouge, many surprising twists and truns in the plot and was beautifully acted. I went out and bought it right after watching it. EVERYONE should see this film. Hepburn won an Oscar for this role.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Christmas at Chinon

    "HA! What shall we hang ~~ the holly, or each other?"

    A riveting movie that is based on a historical event. Peter O'toole & Katherine Hepburn are superb as England's King Henry II & his equally royal wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their surrounding cast is outstanding; the script is literate, witty & alive in its use of the English language. The dialogue positively crackles as Henry & Eleaanor trade insults, curses & wistful remembrances. "Lion in Winter" is a film for the ages and one that should be in everyone's cinematic library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic

    Lion in Winter is a brillant film with something for everyone. Full of witty humor and historical insight.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Glorious Christmas in Chinon

    A riveting movie which is based on a historical event. Peter O'toole & Katherine Hepburn are superb as England's King Henry II & his equally royal wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their surrounding cast is outstanding; the script is literate, witty & alive in its use of the English language. The dialogue positively crackles as Henry & Eleaanor trade insults, curses & wistful remembrances. "Lion in Winter" is a film for the ages and one that should be in everyone's cinematic library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kate at her best

    This is truly my favorite movie.. The verbal volley between Kate and Peter is some of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deliciously good

    A casual 1:00 AM flip of the remote introduced me the other night to The Lion in Winter. I have to say- it blew me away. The dialogue in this movie is unlike any I've ever heard. It absolutely crackles, and Hepburn's delivery makes one realize just what we've lost in the late, great Kate. Just watch it. If you don't mind a lot of talk, it can't fail to dazzle you.

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