See Peter O’Toole in The Lion in Winter

Remembering legendary actor Peter O’Toole, everyone calls up his role in Lawrence of Arabia.  Rightfully so, as it may still be the screen’s most breathtaking epic.

But I’d suggest another work to cinephiles who would celebrate his legacy.

1968’s The Lion in Winter is one of my favorite classics.  O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn spend two hours flawlessly firing some of history’s most viciously barbed language at each other.  No movie before or since has had such deliciously venomous dialogue, and these titans of stage and screen relish every line with sadistic aplomb.  Cold blooded fun!

 

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