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A Man for All Seasons (1988)

Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he ... See full summary »

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Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt king fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs? Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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21 December 1988 (USA)  »

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More, or Moore, was tried for High Treason for opposing the King's desire to be named head of the Church in England. Charges of treason were used to silence opposition to the king. When the Founding Fathers drafted the U S Constitution, cases such as More's led them to define treason in narrow terms, that is, "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court." See more »

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Version of The Tudors: His Majesty's Pleasure (2008) See more »

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Composed by Henry VIII (as H.R.H. Henry VIII)
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Good Remake.
6 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Charlton Heston both directed and stars in this new version of the Robert Bolt play, that was first filmed as the Academy Award winning version with Paul Scofield. Heston plays Chancellor Sir Thomas More this time, as he steadfastly refuses to violate his Catholic faith by recognizing the new marriage of English king Henry VIII, who was fond of trying his opponents for treason, which is what exactly happens to More.

A well acted and intelligently presented remake that, while it isn't as good as the 1966 version, is still a compelling film that features timeless themes of staying true to one's beliefs and faith, no matter the cost, or how high an authority you must defy, which is still very much relevant today.


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