Thomas becket and henry ii were more than a king and his servant, thomas becket was the king's friend and confidante is this just another tale of a king and trusted confidantes relationship turned sour. 232 quotes - additionally, great-quotes has more than 25 million other easily searchable movie, proberbs, sayings and famous quotes we have also selectively chosen a large collection of inspirational, life, motivationa, friendship, graduation and funny quotes to help motivate and brighten your. Becket is a terrific example of the historical play or novel turned into a cinematic drama crackling with whip-smart dialogue i imagine actors must go mad with delight when they read a script.
Becket is a 1964 british-american film based on the jean anouilmade play becket or the honour of god the starring roles are played by peter o'toole as king henry ii and richard burton as thomas becket the movie tells the story of the conflict between king henry ii and thomas becket it is set in. Becket, the academy award winning 1962 historical drama, chronicles the relationship between king henry ii (peter o'toole) and his confidant, the archbishop of canterbury (richard burton. In 1964, two guys walked into a movie studio one of them was buster keaton, a silent film master of physical comedy, and the other was samuel beckett, a master of cerebral literature they were.
Becket (1964) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Study guide for becket film name: 20 points period: date: describe the early relationship between thomas becket and henry ii what utensil was discussed as being newly introduced to england. Becket is a 1964 anglo-american dramatic film adaptation of the play becket or the honour of god by jean anouilh made by hal wallis productions and released by paramount pictures it was directed by peter glenville and produced by hal b wallis with joseph h hazen as executive producer. An exception to this is the very fine 1964 movie becket produced by paramount pictures, and starring the late richard burton in the role of saint thomas becket (1117 - 1170), once chancellor of england and subsequently archbishop of canterbury.
Henry's obsession with the changed becket leads to a tense and emotionally charged battle of wills between the two, resulting in ultimate tragedy filmed on location in england, becket is a dramatic masterpiece, critically praised for its stunning cinematography and riveting performances. Richard burton and peter o'toole team up in becket, the story of thomas a becket and king henry ii and their tumultous, sometimes, violent relationship. Complete summary of jean anouilh's becket enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of becket becket summary jean anouilh how is power portrayed in the movie and in the. The movie ends where it began, with henry in canterbury cathedral, now being severely whipped by saxon monks as he accepts responsibility, if not guilt, for becket's death (he warns his barons that they will basically have to make a sacrifice, too, for having brought about becket's demise.
The movie went so far as to depict henry ii as being homosexual, because of his relationship with thomas becket, however this may not have been true the strength of their friendship was displayed through their conversations and relations: becket was nearly always by henry's side, and henry would often refer to becket for advice and suggestions. Raleigh becket (charlie hunnam), the hero of 2013's pacific rim, is notably absent from the sequel, pacific rim uprising while protagonists no longer leading sequel-reboots is becoming more and. The most compelling and gripping scene of the movie it shows the authority of truth and spirituality over others it stirs yet calms your soul and its the.
Overview of becket, 1964, directed by peter glenville, with richard burton, peter o'toole, john gielgud, at turner classic movies. Becket questions and answers - discover the enotescom community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on becket. Watch becket, becket full free movie online hd debauched king henry ii installs his longtime court facilitator thomas becket as the archbishop of canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a watch4hdcom.
Becket: two of the most exciting stars of our time in one of the most exciting dramas of all time. Becket, or the honor of godjean anouilh1959 source for the movie starred richard burton as becket and peter o'toole as king henry ii and was directed by peter. Directed by peter glenville with richard burton, peter o'toole, john gielgud, gino cervi king henry ii of england comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant thomas à becket, who finds his true honor by observing god's divine will rather than the king's. Debauched king henry ii (peter o'toole) installs his longtime court facilitator thomas becket (richard burton) as the archbishop of canterbury, assuming that his old friend will be a compliant and.