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The Lion in Winter 1968 123movies

The Lion in Winter 1968 123movies

The most significant reserved seat attraction of the year!Oct. 30, 1968134 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s Christmas 1183, and King Henry II is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John to take over. Henry’s wife, Queen Eleanor, has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.
Plot: 1183 AD: King Henry II’s three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won’t commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais’ half-brother.
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the lion is king of the jungle, and of England
Katharine Hepburn won her third Oscar for “The Lion in Winter”, playing brassy queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Her role is sort of an interesting counterbalance to Peter O’Toole, as King Henry II. That is, she’s elderly and he’s young. Maybe it was an allusion to the growing generation gap in the world at the time.

But anyway, this is what epic tales of royalty are supposed to be. It shows Henry’s conflicts in wondering who will succeed him. Never dragging, the movie truly gives one the feeling of being with these people and understanding their lives. One of the most interesting scenes – in my opinion at least – is when Eleanor says something about sex. I usually wouldn’t expect someone of Katharine Hepburn’s generation mention sex in a movie. But she does a great job here (well duh). Also starring are a very young Anthony Hopkins and an even younger Timothy Dalton. All in all, “The Lion in Winter” is a perfect movie in every way, and affirmed 1968 as one of the best movie years ever, with “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Funny Girl”, “The Odd Couple”, “The Planet of the Apes”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Candy”, “The Night of the Living Dead” and “Bullitt”.

Review By: lee_eisenberg Rating: 10 Date: 2005-12-27
A Director’s Dream Come True
How lucky can you be to get a script like this and a cast like this all in the same movie? I’ve been shocked at some of the negative comments by other viewers. I was quite young when the movie came out, and didn’t realize for years that Peter O’Toole wasn’t the fifty year old he was playing, and Hepburn was exactly Eleanor’s age at the time, so I fail to see the age mismatched some have mentioned. I’m fifty myself now, and I still find O’Toole perfectly plausible as a fifty year old in this movie. (Although, DAMN, he looked GOOD! What a gorgeous man!)

As for the ‘anachronistic dialog,’ it was extremely intentional and would have been totally wrong without it. To our ears, the possibly more elegant speech of the period would have sounded unnatural; only by using modern language could these people sound to us as they would have sounded to each other – normal.

The acting is brilliant – it would have been very hard to find any other actor who could share a screen with Hepburn without fading away to nothing, or an actress who could have done the same with O’Toole – only two of such power could stand up to one another. And this was absolutely right for these characters – as best we know, Henry and Eleanor were both that kind of person – brilliant, witty, strong-willed powerhouses. Then the supporting cast: Hopkins, Castle, Terry, and Dalton. Granted, they weren’t known at the time, so Harvey, the director, may not have realized right off the bat that he had the cast of a lifetime, but he surely must have realized it fast.

Then there’s the script. Like most of Oscar Wilde’s plays, you could pick it up, open it to any page, and find at least half a dozen quotable lines. No, people aren’t normally that witty in real life, but a) these were VERY bright people as historical fact, and b) it’s a play/movie! People don’t speak in real life as they do in Oscar Wilde either, but it’s enjoyable as hell to watch. Get over it!

Some things I love about the movie are that it’s made clear that no matter what Henry tells Alys, Eleanor, or himself for that matter, his real love and true equal is always Eleanor, just as he is hers. Also that, despite the at least a dozen apparent power shifts in the course of the movie, at the end, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed. And you can tell that with this bunch, nothing ever will change unless it’s due to factors out of their control, like death.

A matter of slight historical correction to other user comments: Alys was legally betrothed to Richard; that’s why she’d been raised by Eleanor.

A historical correction to the script is that John, while thoroughly detestable personally, was not at all stupid, sniveling, or whining; his actual character was actually far closer to that of Geoffrey’s in the script. Very little is actually known about the historical Geoffrey except that he was actually, if anything, more of a warrior than Richard, and of course, he died quite young, leaving behind two children, the son being the legal heir to Richard, and who died at the age of twelve or so, ostensibly of disease, possibly in reality of John. This wasn’t considered that bad a thing, btw, as no one wanted a child as king, and John was the only one of the whole bunch who’d spent most of his life in England itself. The English nobles had seriously resented both Henry’s (in his later years especially, as he tried to carve an inheritance for John out of Europe in general, France in particular) and Richard’s neglect (Richard had barely set foot in England in his entire life, and was utterly indifferent to it except as a source of revenue). Also, of course, there’s no historical evidence for an affair between Henry and Alys EXCEPT that I’ve read at least one source suggesting that Richard used this as an excuse to not go through with the marriage itself. And there’s CERTAINLY no historical suggestion that Richard and Philip had an affair, although it seems highly likely that Richard was gay insofar as he was sexual at all. Bastards of royalty were a dime a dozen in those days, but NONE are attributed to Richard, nor a whiff or rumor of any affairs he ever had. Both Henry and John, on the other hand, would chase anything wearing a dress, and this was considered perfectly normal and even admirable in a “bad boy” sort of way. However, John took it too far, resorting to rape and starvation of wives of political enemies, and this was one of numerous driving forces for the imposition of Magna Carta on him by his rebelling nobles. Ironically, by contemporary standards, at a national level John was a far better king than Richard (Henry at his best was better, but was too often not at his best, being too bent on conquest to bother to rule effectively what he already had). However, John was nonetheless personally a rather nasty man (to put it mildly), once again proving that the best men don’t necessarily make the best rulers. His personal character and actions, more than his policies, drove his own nobles into nearly successful rebellion, resulting in Magna Carta, one of the great steps in English history.

Sorry for boring you silly with the history commentary – it’s a period I’ve always found particularly interesting. You can wake up now; I’m finished.

Anyway, great movie in every sense – script, acting, score, cinematography, editing; it just doesn’t get better than this.

Review By: AvhHines Rating: 10 Date: 2006-08-03

Other Information:

Original Title The Lion in Winter
Release Date 1968-10-30
Release Year 1968

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min), 2 hr 17 min (137 min) (70 mm) (UK)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Anthony Harvey
Writer James Goldman (screenplay), James Goldman (play)
Actors Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 18 nominations.
Production Company AVCO Embassy Pictures
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Mono (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints) (Australian release) (1973 UK re-release), 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 50T 5251)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up), 35 mm

The Lion in Winter 1968 123movies
The Lion in Winter 1968 123movies
Original title The Lion in Winter
TMDb Rating 7.5 207 votes

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