I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. The most recent one I watched was the 1966 winner, A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield, Leo McKern, Susannah York and Robert Shaw (I'll come back to the 1965 winner, The Sound of Music, at a later time).
A Man for All Seasons is a historical film that takes an intimate look at the religious and political factors at play during the reign of Henry VIII, in particular as it affected Sir Thomas More. While the first half of the film seems dry, it sets up the events of the second half.
The other competitors that year were Alfie; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; The Sand Pebbles and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?( Collapse )