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With good actors and an imaginative director, Shakespeare works equally well in unconventional settings and traditional ones.
The play also stars Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott Thomas , Dame Maggie Smith, John Wood and Dominic West.
Edward IV has beaten his Lancastrian enemies with the ruthless generalship of his younger brother, Richard, and now runs Britain as a fascist state.
I found this production of the play fascinating, and so did my junior AP English students! Warning: there is one pretty explicit sexy scene. I wish I'd known about it in advance.Published 7 days ago by Patricia Neukom
Have both the shooting script and the dvd.Loved Sir Ian's Acting Shakespeare,esp his Richard III.Published 2 months ago by Ellen
A fascinating portrait of the Duke of Gloucester at his most malevolent in a pre-Nazi time frame. The acting is superb and the cinematography excellent. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Powers Kane
I only pretend to love Shakespeare on film -- in reality, I'm usually quietly suffering the shame of boredom and detachment that comes from thinking that this is something I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Hawlywood
Sat in the the first row to see Ian McKellen play the part of Richard at the Ordway. I was spellbound. Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Cesar
This wonderful take on a classic was purchased as "new" for high $. It was a poorly "sealed" with two different overlaid pictured covers; no title or images... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carole M. Cavalli
What a great movie. Did I ever enjoy this one. Setting it in 1930's Britian was a stroke of genius, and McKellen (and the whole all-star cast) are superb. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Diefenbaker the dog