Monday, February 4, 2013

Richard III

In honor of the discovery of Richard III's skeleton under a parking lot in England, I'm watching Laurence Olivier's Richard III, in technicolor and VistaVision.

It turns out that the guy wasn't in as bad a shape as Shakepeare thought, but I can overlook that since Laurence Olivier wasn't in as bad a shape as the character he was playing.

The studio lighting and the technicolor doesn't give it a feeling of realism. I should watch Roman Polanski's Macbeth and Orson Welles Othello again.

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