This week’s episode features another guest host from our sister podcast: A Reel Education – Noir. Alee Elingsburg joins us to talk about The Lion in Winter, a classic historical drama about a fictional Christmas Henry II spent with his family. It is full of political machinations, scenery chewing dialogue, and a very youthful Timothy Dalton & Anthony Hopkins. Katherine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole are the stars who drive this whole acting train and they do a darn fine job. We hope you enjoy the movie as much as we did!
Our next move will follow Hopkins to the peak of his career as we watch The Silence of the Lambs!
|The Lion in Winter (1968)|
|Rating: 7.9/10 (29,248 votes)
Director: Anthony Harvey
Writer: James Goldman (screenplay), James Goldman (play)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle
Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 30 Oct 1968
|Plot: 1183 A.D.: 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.|