Farewell to Paul Scofield

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The great Paul Scofield, one of my favorite actors, has died.

Here’s a glimpse of his Oscar-winning turn in A Man for All Seasons:

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Watch for Scofield opposite Mel Gibson in Zefferlli’s version of Hamlet, which I’ve always liked:

Tributes are being collected at GreenCine Daily.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • azhiashalott

    Paul Scofield was magnificent as the title character in one of my favourite novel-to-movie adaptations: Martin Chuzzlewit. Despite its length, I have seen that movie numerous times.

  • http://fluorescentflicker.wordpress.com/ Mike Godfrey

    Hi Jeffrey,
    Both of these films you mention I love and Paul Scofield had such a screen presence (to use that exhausted phrase), in them.
    After seeing ‘A man for all seasons’ I was so affected by it-that I read Sir Thomas Moore’s biography.
    He was a rare performer.

  • http://zheist.blogspot.com wngl

    His brilliant performance of the ghost has haunted me since I first saw it in a Seattle theatre way back when. I even captured it on my little handheld recorder. At least a couple times a year since then I have listened to it with great pleasure.


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