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[on designing the Cardinal Wolsey scenes in A Man for All Seasons
(1966)]: Fred Zinnemann
's intention was to present Wolsey as power and authority. That, to me, meant a feeling of claustrophobia which would accentuate the character and power of Wolsey, and would involve the audience with Thomas More as he confronted the great man of his time. So we put Wolsey in a small room to emphasize his ...
After producing The Looking Glass War
(1969), he hoped to become a director, but this never happened - something for which he was inclined to blame David Lean, who was keen not to lose his services as a production designer. His relationship with Lean in subsequent years was rather fractious - Box did a lot of preliminary work on Lean's planned two films about the "Bounty" mutineers and later on ...