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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Charles Jarrott and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Richard McWhorter.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Supporting ActorAnthony QuayleNominated
Best ActressGenevieve BujoldNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Maurice Carter, Lionel Couch; Set Decoration: Patrick McLoughlinNominated
Best CinematographyArthur IbbetsonNominated
Best Costume DesignMargaret FurseWon
Best Music - ScoringGeorges DelerueNominated
Best PictureHal B. Wallis, ProducerNominated
Best WritingScreenplay by John Hale, Bridget Boland; Adaptation by Richard SokoloveNominated
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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

on May 16, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

**This is reposted in honor of the My Favorite Classic Movie Blogathon, hosted by the Classic Film and TV Cafe.** Genevieve Bujold crafted a strong body of work in the ’70s and ’80s, but no performance stands out more than her starring role as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days.? I... Read full article


Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

on Aug 12, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

A new week of Summer Under the Stars, and today’s star is an underrated gem.? Genevieve Bujold crafted a strong body of work in the ’70s and ’80s, but no performance stands out more than her starring role as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days.? I watched this movie in the sev... Read full article


Anne of the Thousand Days

By Alyson on Jan 22, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

This is at least the third film on this blog dealing with Henry VIII and all his chronic beheading, girl chasing, son craving glory. ?However, it?s the most sympathetic towards Henry?s second wife, Anne Boleyn. The film based on the Broadway play, takes place only within the time concerning Anne?s r... Read full article


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King Henry VIII: I am accursed! A live daughter and a dead son! Did I accept excommunication for this? Did I send More and Houghton and Fisher to their deaths for this? She cannot give me living son! Very well then, if she cannot give me a male heir, I shall rid myself of her.


King Henry VIII: Any man who marries when he can be free is a fool!


Thomas Cromwell: We used the incest excuse last time. We can't make a habit of it.


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Although "Anne of the Thousand Days" opened on Broadway in 1948, it had to wait until 1969 to be filmed, due to its frank discussions of adultery, illegitimacy, and incest, on which the storyline relies heavily. The old censorship code still existed in the 1940s and 1950s, and would not have allowed a play in which these subjects were discussed to be filmed, no matter how tastefully.
Maxwell Anderson's play "Anne of the thousand days" was originally produced on Broadway at Shubert Theatre. It premiered on 8 December 1948 and closed on 8 October 1949 (288 performances in total).
Julie Christie turned down the lead role.
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