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  • It obviously is the acting that is most often memorable in Shakespeare related art, but this film also has an original way of telling the classic story, very much unlike those used by Olivier in the 1950s for example

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      Another film based on a play by Shakespeare, but moved to a modern environment. This time it’s set in England in the 1930s, where a civil war has lead to the death of the king. A new king

      is reinstated, but his younger brother is planning a plot against the new king to take over the throne himself. One of the more impressive Shakespeare adaptations from recent years in which Ian McKellen does a stunning job ...

      • in the leading role. Also worth mentioning is Anette Bening and Robert Downey Jr. It obviously is the acting that is most often memorable in Shakespeare related art, but this film also has an original way of telling
        the classic story, very much unlike those used by Olivier in the 1950s for example. The film loses some of it’s effective pace the last half hour or so, but it still managed to make a great impression on me.



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