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Beautiful cinematography and costuming...
Much of how Anne is portrayed in this film is not factual. Boleyn was not beautiful but she was adept at games, hunting and conversation. She was about 28 when she married Henry and we now have public the actual letters written between the two and they are riveting. Henry loved Anne nearly as much as he loved himself and he regretted 'til his dying day the fact that he executed her. Anne was the cause of the schism between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England, the latter of which Henry declared himself the head of and immediately dissolved his and Anne's previous marriages and then married her. Anne's ultimate revenge, if one would call it that, was her daughter, Elizabeth I, becoming one of the greatest monarchs to ever rule on the British throne. The film doesn't capture much of what I just related and Burton's performance is too histrionic for me. Bujold, however, is ravishingly beautiful and I am genuinely surprised she did not have a larger role in subsequent films. After this film, she became more of a set piece and I find that very sad indeed. If you have the chance, see her in "Isabel" wherein her full range fleshes out her superb acting abilities.
Anne of the Thousand Days
- Michael Whitty
A thoughtful followup to "A Man For All Seasons" with Richard Burton effective as King Henry VIII needing a male heir to the throne and Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn who tried but couldn't succeed. Another big costume drama of British tastes but at that time in 1969 Hollywood was into a youth movement era and "Midnight Cowboy" won that year. But this movie had its pluses and if it wasn't for John Wayne Burton would have won.
- Gloria Valeri
ehen will you be showing this movie?
ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS
- iris jewell
THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVOURITE FILM AND RICHARD BURTON WAS ROBBED OF AN OSCAR ,HIS PERFORMANCE WAS BRILLIANT AS WAS GENEVIEVE BUJOLD,S HER SCENE AS SHE BERATES HENRY IN THE TOWER BEFORE HER DEATH WAS MAGNIFICENT,ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER MADE BUT FOR ME THE BEST.
Tragic Love Story Gone Wrong
I enjoyed this love story with the tragic ending but is it really factual?
Anne of the Thousand Days Movie
- Doris Werbil
Dear TCM, We only watched the end of this great movie Anne of the Thousand Days! When will you be showing it again? Thank you, Doris Werbil
- TCM Fan
Haven't seen this entertaining movie since it came out in 1969 and have to say of all the movies in the English history category, this is probably my favorite. Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold are just so captivating in their portrayals of the very irrational, desperate King Henry and beautiful, intelligent Anne Boleyn... it's just such a well done version of a truly tragic story with such an interesting twist of history!
I absolutely love this movie. I couldn't take my eyes of the TV; I was entranced by by Mr.Burton. I love TCM.
I have watched this film several times and it never ceases to enthrall me. Richard Burton's Henry the VIII is utterly fascinating. What truly knocks me over every time, though, is Genvieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn. What a truly remarkable range she has in this film: from love to rage to fear to passion to hatred and back again, sometimes in the same scenes. She has a face and eyes that are as mercurial as any I've ever seen in a movie. I can't take my eyes off the scene where she and Henry have their last verbal battle as Anne awaits execution. Bujold plays Boleyn as the woman who -- finally -- has a power that Henry cannot take away from her. Did she betray him with others or not? She's going to die, but, as she tells him, he will have to live on and, "Look at every man in your kingdom and wonder if I did not find him a better man than you!" She gives an incredible performance of this complex character, and I love watching her.
Richard Burton Deserved the Oscar
Richard Burton was outstanding in Anne of the Thousand Days. He truly deserved an oscar for his performance. I can watch that movie over and over again.
Burton Is The Best
- Bruce Reber
In "Anne Of The Thousand Days" Richard Burton gives the best portrayal of any actor ever of Henry VIII, 16th century king of England who married, divorced (and sometimes executed) six wives in a futile attempt to produce a male heir to his throne. Burton was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 1969, but lost out to John Wayne for "True Grit". While Wayne gave a great performance, I think Burton deserved to win.
AN AWESOME MOVIE!!
- Rebecca Thompson
This movie is so good. It is very accurate and the costumes are amazing.
Anne on DVD
I see there is a DVD that has both Anne and Mary, Queen of Scots. Why don't they put out Anne by itself? It's good enough!
Anne on DVD for USA
Isn't there a service which converts the playing format to the one available in the USA?I guess for those truly interested fans that may be an option. Admittedly, I do not know what such a conversion may cost.
Why no DVD in USA?
Anne of the Thousand Days is available in the UK on DVD. Why not here in the US? I hesitate to order it from Britain on Ebay as it looks like their version will not work on our DVD players.Does anyone have any info on this?Thanks
Not on DVD?
One of my favorite movies as a kid, and still a favorite today. Wonderful acting by the whole cast! I have an old copy on VHS, but would love to have one on DVD.
I missed it. Having just finished Philippa Gregory's "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "The Boleyn Inheritance" I saw that Anne of The Thousand Days was played earlier this month. Oh ratz. Please do it again.
Today was the first time I"ve seen this movie on tv. I did see it in the theater when it played in 1969, and think it is as good now as then. Nominated for numerous Academy Awards that year.I searched several sites but can find no dvd or vhs of this title.I hope TMC plays it again.