#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) of England discards one wife, Catharine of Aragon (Irene Papas), who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of a young and beautiful woman, Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), whose one-thousand-day reign as Queen of England ends with the loss of her head on the block. Henry weds Anne and soon she gives him a child. The girl, Elizabeth (Amanda Jane Smythe), is a bitter disappointment to Henry, who desperately wants an heir. Anne promises Henry a son “next time”, but Henry is doubtful. Shortly thereafter, rumors begin that the King’s eye has already wandered. One Jane Seymour (Lesley Paterson) is at court for a moment. The Queen has her sent away, but, if Anne will bring Jane back to court, the King promises to sign the Act of Succession to insure that Elizabeth will be Queen.
Plot: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
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First Class historical Drama
Despite historical inaccuracies necessarily prevalent in historical dramas (i.e. not documentaries), this film is exquisitely conceived, written, directed, and performed. In my opinion, it is perhaps one of the best historical dramas ever produced, and both Bujold and Burton are remarkable. It’s a pity that this film is not more widely known. I highly recommend it.
A Tudor costume saga diligently sensationalizes the folie-à-deux of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
A Tudor costume saga diligently sensationalizes the folie-à-deux of King Henry VIII (Burton) and Anne Boleyn (Bujold), the queen he falls in and (a thousand days later) out of love with, one vacuously succumbs to his hardened promiscuity and the fixation of begetting a male heir, whereas the another tragically falls victim of her own delusional abuse of power.
Hardly as operatic and opaque as Anthony Harvey’s THE LION IN WINTER, the movie doesn’t mince words in depicting the outrageous predisposition of Henry VIII, a horny, spoilt, reckless, cold-blooded pig might be quite an apt description if one can pay no heed of lèse-majesté and Mr. Burton’s rendition is competent more than somewhat, drumming up his sonorous rhetoric with blistering confidence (he acquired his penultimate Oscar nomination), but overtly and uncompromisingly, he is shy of any trace of compassion in portraying a famous monarch, which may deter even the most devout monarchist to concoct rational excuses to his inexcusable wantonness and callousness, a stratagem doesn’t seem to be out of sync with the makeup of the movie’s targeted audience.
On the other hand, we have the Canadian Francophile actress Geneviève Bujold in her first English- speaking film, a career-making opportunity which earned her an Oscar nomination, her Anne Boleyn is a much complicated character than Henry VIII, her metamorphosis from a headstrong ingénue to a queenship-coveting hard-liner strikes home through the agglomeration of her implacable gaze and intractable ferocity (she only relents when she becomes love-struck, a tangible human touch never materializes in Henry’s front), to a point we feel impelled to rally our antipathy to let her be answerable for the ongoing persecutions (both religiously and maritally), and in fact, there is only one man who has the power to allow all those things to happen, that is how good Ms. Bujold’s performance is, not to mention her Tower of London monologue, her resounding delivery is quite an unparalleled showstopper in almost every aspect.
The Greek goddess Irene Papas (although miscast for her ethnic looks), brings about ample poignancy as Queen Catherine of Aragon, and British thespian Anthony Quayle circumspectly treads the board as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a piteous prey of a king’s whims but also eloquently registers that vice is never devoid within his consecrated remit, another Oscar-calibre feat shouldn’t go unnoticed. But the same merit cannot be related to John Colicos’ Thomas Cromwell, a peripheral but important character marred by Colicos’ repugnant haughtiness.
Directed by Charles Jarrott with due mettle and moxie, ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS might be a worthy period drama gallantly grappling with unsavory subjects such as adultery, incest and illegitimacy, but in this day and age, its uncritical overtone jars by testing one’s moral line in the sand, even Anne’s prophetic revenge of a gyneco-sovereign doesn’t really pay off in the end of the day.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 25 min (145 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Charles Jarrott
Writer Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove
Actors Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas
Country United Kingdom
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 16 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (some 35 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), 4-Track Stereo (some 35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic) (as Panavision®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)