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Plot: Having helped his brother King Edward IV take the throne of England, the jealous hunchback Richard, Duke of York, plots to seize power for himself. Masterfully deceiving and plotting against nearly everyone in the royal court, including his eventual wife, Lady Anne, and his brother George, Duke of Clarence, Richard orchestrates a bloody rise to power before finding all his gains jeopardized by those he betrayed.
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The best Shakespearean performance on film
It may not be the best film of a Shakespeare play but surely there is no better Shakespearean performance on film than Laurence Olivier’s “Richard III”. He had already done “Henry V” and “Hamlet” on screen, winning Oscars for both, (an Honorary one for his “Henry V”), but ‘Richard …’ was always considered the lesser, more fanciful play with an Elizabethan Godfather in charge yet Olivier made it his own, creating a Richard by which all others would be judged.
It’s less ‘cinematic’ than either “Henry V” or “Hamlet”, (the sets look like sets), but here ‘the play’s the thing’ and Olivier cast it perfectly. Knights Gielgud and Hardwicke are quickly dispatched as Clarence and Edward but Ralph Richardson is a magnificently malevolent Buckingham, Mary Kerridge, a magnificent Queen Elizabeth and Claire Bloom, a sublime Lady Anne. It is also one of the most accessible of all Shakespeare adaptations; Shakespeare for those who don’t like Shakespeare and a ‘thriller’ that genuinely thrills.
First Rate Production! A Classic Film!
It is kind of sad to know that this was Lord Laurence Olivier’s last film by the works of William Shakespeare simply because it failed in the movie theaters. Besides Olivier’s performance, there was Sir John Gielgud, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and Sir Ralph Richardson in supporting roles. The color is first rate for its time period. The costumes are gorgeous. Claire Bloom gives the best female performance in the film as Lady Anne. This film should have allowed Olivier to do more Shakespeare films like he wanted to do. Instead, he went on to do other roles. This film is worth viewing for the stunning interpretation of William Shakespeare’s works. If you seen Olivier’s films like Hamlet, he does give remarkable attention to detail. Olivier reminds me of Orson Welles who produced, wrote, directed, and even acted in the number one film of all time, Citizen Kane. I believe Olivier was trying to capture that by doing Shakespeare. I am sure William Shakespeare is proud of the work done by actors like Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson, Welles, Hardwicke, and hundreds of others. This film would be suitable for the classroom and worthy for viewing for historic and entertaining purposes. Please give it a chance.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 41 min (161 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Laurence Olivier
Writer William Shakespeare, Laurence Olivier, David Garrick
Actors Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
Country United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.96 : 1 (negative ratio)
Camera VistaVision Camera
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (color)
Film Length 4,400 m
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal)
Cinematographic Process VistaVision
Printed Film Format 35 mm