It came today -- and we're delighted! (grin)
It's hard to believe that I was in high school when "Anne of the Thousand Days" came out in theaters...
It was directed by Charles Jarrott and produced by the amazing Hal B. Wallis. Maxwell Anderson wrote the play it was based on -- and Bridget Boland, John Hale and Richard Sokolove wrote the movie adaptation.
But it's the cast that's incredible! Richard Burton as King Henry VIII -- possibly my favorite portrayal of Hal ever. And Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn -- simply perfect! (Absolutely my favorite as Nan.)
But they weren't the only wonderful actors, in a cast that included Irene Papas as Queen Katherine of Aragon, Anthony Quayle as Cardinal Wolsey and John Colicos as Thomas Cromwell (among many others). Even Elizabeth Taylor had an uncredited role as a 'courtesan.' (smile)
I got it on eBay on DVD -- and can't wait to do screen caps so I can make many, many icons!!!
Now I wish someone would take the record album of the movie soundtrack and put it on a CD. I love the music from the film, but you can't find it except on records. (That's all we had back then, after all...)
If you've never seen this movie, you really should make the effort. It's been playing on cable recently again, which it does from time to time.
This may be one of my all-time favorite movies -- and all-time favorite eBay purchases. (smile)
Color me happy!
Edit: I forgot to mention this!!!
I made this icon before getting the movie:
I used one of the only images I could locate on the internet. (I'm honestly stunned that there aren't more -- and plan to remedy that!)
Anne of the Thousand Days
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