Talk:The Lion in Winter (1968 film)

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As if it matters how a man falls down[edit]

Why is the best quote from the film not included?

One of my favorite examples (supposedly) comes from a scene in The Lion in Winter in which two men face execution. One says to the other, “You fool! As if it matters how a man falls down.” To which his companion replies: “When the fall’s all that’s left, it matters a great deal.”
Source.

Or is it from another film? --Svippong (talk) 03:34, 4 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also mentioned here. --Svippong (talk) 03:34, 4 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I believe the the correct quote exchange is; Geoffery: "You fool! As if it matters how a man falls", Richard: "When the fall is all there is, it matters."

From "The Lion in Winter"...GEOFFREY: Why, you chivalric fool -- as if the way one fell down mattered. RICHARD: When the fall is all there is, it matters.


This: “You fool! As if it matters how a man falls down.” To which his companion replies: “When the fall’s all that’s left, it matters a great deal.” is a quote from The West Wing, where the characters are (mis)quoting "The Lion in Winter".