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  1. Brook K

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    Volume #214: Sir Laurence Olivier

    Three Sisters (1970)
    The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
    Richard III (1955)
    Hamlet (1948)
    The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)
    ... aka Henry V (UK: short title)
     
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    1. Richard III - A- (My favorite Olivier performance allowing for all sorts of entertaining villainy. Olivier made superb use of the possibilities the camera offers by doing things like addressing the audience directly)
    2. Henry V - A- (Outstanding all around, particularly the artful designs and the opening scene designed to look like a tapestry from the period.)
    3. Hamlet - B- (While a good production and superior to some later filmed versions, this is more a reflection on the source material which I don't care for. )

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    I'd like to see Three Sisters
     
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    LAURENCE OLIVIER (1907 - 1989)


    Three Sisters (1970)
    The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Richard III (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hamlet (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Henry V (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    LAURENCE OLIVIER

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    The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)
    ... aka Henry V (UK: short title)


    Though I haven't seen it, I must admit The Prince & the Showgirl intrigues me. I don't know if it would be any good, but the idea of Olivier directing a 50's sex comedy sounds worth checking out.
     
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    Three Sisters (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Hamlet (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)

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    Well, I've seen parts of the Shakespeare films...

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    1.Henry V (1944) ****
    2.Richard III (1955) ***1/2
    3.Hamlet (1948) ***1/2
    4.The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) **1/2
     
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    Hamlet (1948) - 7/10
    Henry V (1944) - 7/10
     

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