Friday, February 19, 2010

#213: Richard III

(Lawrence Olivier, 1955)

Shakespeare. Yawn.

Don't get me wrong, I like a lot of Shakespeare's comedies, and I dig Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. But the vast majority of the historical plays bore me to death. This production is fine, although the Technicolor is a bit distracting. And Olivier gives a predictably good performance. But, really, who cares? (If you care, don't answer that.)

I only made it through this one by watching it in pieces. I had already seen Olivier's Hamlet years ago, needless to say I am not looking forward to Henry V.

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