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The Lion In Winter 1968

December 30, 2011

The Lion In Winter was Katharine Hepburn‘s 35th film. The movie is based on the play by James Goldman. I know I say it a lot but this film is one of my favorites by Hepburn.
Plot: King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) lets his Queen, Eleanor (Hepburn) out of jail and rounds up his sons and hold Christmas Court to name a successor to the throne. He invites Prince Phillip (Timothy Dalton) King of France as well to settle a dispute. It is a battle of wits as they try to out do each other. The movie also stars Anthony Hopkins.
It is a great case study of a dysfunctional family. This is a very moving film and I would recommend it to all. The movie was critically acclaimed and won 3 Oscars Including one for Katharine Hepburn for Best Actress. I recently read the play and the play was pretty much the script for the movie. Here is the movie trailer here.

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