The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter (1968)

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Corrected entry: When the royal family plus entourage comes through the town to meet the French king, in bird's-eye views Henry is marching alone in front, but in close-ups someone else is at his side. (00:20:40)


Correction: I thought so too at first, but Henry always has Eleanor at his side. They are only shown in close-ups. The bird's-eye view is showing Phillip of France, who is walking alone.


Corrected entry: The air in Henry's bedroom is so cold that there is a layer of ice on the washing bowl, but his breath makes no clouds. (00:11:30)


Correction: It is often cold (below freezing) and yet breath won't be seen unless other conditions are just right for it. It is a matter of humidity, not just temperature.

Continuity mistake: In the last scene of the movie Eleanor leaves by boat to go back to her castle prison. When we see Henry waving good-bye he is standing right next to a post when we see him from the back, but this post is nowhere when he is shown from the water. (02:08:10)

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Prince Geoffrey: I know. You know I know. I know you know I know. We know Henry knows, and Henry knows we know it. We're a knowledgeable family.

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Trivia: Filming was delayed for several weeks after Anthony Hopkins fell from a horse and broke his arm. In several scenes, his armor is concealing a plaster cast. Director Anthony Harvey was stricken with hepatitis, causing further delays in post-production editing. Only Katharine Hepburn's intervention stopped the film's Hollywood backers from handing editing duties off to someone else and from possibly shelving the entire project. (From the director's DVD commentary.)

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