The Lion in Winter Film Summary & Analysis

Anthony Harvey
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Style and Cinematography

The Lion in Winter has a vivid setting for the look and events that would have taken place during holidays in 1183. The photography of the film is impeccable and only a few small mistakes were made in the filming. Overall, the film produces a beautiful portrayal of 12th century life and attitudes. From the feasts to the sword fights, the action and looks are just what one might expect from life at that time. The realism of the scenes helps add to the realism of the story. Although it is a fictionalized story, the plot gains by being based on the true story of Henry, Eleanor, Richard, and the others.

The Lion in Winter is pervaded by a dark humor. The film is about a dysfunctional family on a royal scale - literally! Every decision a character makes affects not only that person...

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