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GUEST,Taliesn BS: FavoriteMovieLines(again) (81* d) RE: BS: FavoriteMovieLines(again) 02 Dec 02

From "A Man for All Seasons"

First Paul Scofield's SirThomas More informs his aristocrat friend the Duke of Norfolk ( Nigel Davenport )to be careful with his words as Moore fears the equivalent of England's version "The Terror" occasioned by King Henry VIII's "loyalty oath" proclamation.
To this the rather proud and self-assured Duke of Norfolk retorts " Man you're ill. This isn't Spain , ya know, It's England !"

A line that haunts the Duke of Norfolk to the bone when he's been told personally ,by King Henry's hatchetman,Cromwell,
that the King himself wants Norfolk to become personally involved in what will become "the purge" of Moore. The dialogue ends in Cromwell's private chamber with Cromwell coldly saying to the proud Norfolk that he wouldn't trun the King down "if I were you".
Norfolk: " Are ye threatening me?"
Cromwell " My dear Norfolk; this isn't Spain. This is ENGLAND."
upon which Norfolk's face turns cold remembering these words he had just spoken to Moore and the line " Ask not for whpom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" comes to mind.

Another usly delivered line for Norfolk was when he collects the chain of office from the deathbed slab of Cardinal Woolsey. As Orson Wells' Woolsey says his final parting words " If I had served God half so well as I had served my King, God would not have left me here to die in such a place".
Without missing a single beat Norfolk fires back " Thank God yer dynig here. The King would have ye die in the Tower."

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