Tag Archive: Peter O’Toole

Jul 15 2016

Episode 74 – The Lion in Winter

The Lion in WinterThis 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)
The Lion in Winter poster Rating: 8.1/10 (24,562 votes)
Director: Anthony Harvey
Writer: James Goldman (screenplay), James Goldman (play)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: PG
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.

Aug 01 2013

Episode 4 – Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of ArabiaHoly crap!  This movie is so long we had to split this episode into three parts! Lawrence of Arabia is an undisputed classic no matter what the length so Melissa and Tim couldn’t wait to show it to Jena.  There is significant geeking about the score, the flimmaking and Peter O’Toole.  If you have never seen this movie, you have missed one of the great pleasures of film geekdom.  Don’t let yourself miss out for too much longer!

Our next episode will be out on August 15th and we’ll be watching The Road Warrior!

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia poster Rating: 8.3/10 (212,127 votes)
Director: David Lean
Writer: T.E. Lawrence (writings), Robert Bolt (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
Runtime: 216 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Released: 11 Dec 1962
Plot: The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.