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K. V. Turley LCWC on St. Thomas More and the Birth of New Hollywood. The Death of a Saint and the birth of the anti-hero in cinema.

In 1967, the 39th Academy Awards were dominated by one film: A Man for All Seasons (1966). It was nominated for ten Oscars; in the end, it won six. By any measure that was a phenomenal haul, adding to its already existing international awards and the commercial success then being enjoyed worldwide. That the film’s subject matter was the life of a saint, Thomas More, and that it dealt with issues of faith and conscience, made its achievements all the more remarkable.

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