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Shakespeare in Cinema

Henry V

Director Laurence OLIVIER
Info
  • UK│
  • 1944│
  • 136min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Intended to rally Britain during the darkest days of World War II, this patriotic masterpiece is brimming with pageantry, battles, romance and political deception.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
110 2016. 04. 29 10:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 EK15
321 2016. 05. 01 13:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 5 EK15
633 2016. 05. 04 17:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM EK15

Review

Though the story was made into films several times, nothing is more impressive than the one directed by Olivier, a Shakespeare director and respected actor. Completed in the middle of World War Ⅱ, the film was requested by the UK government to win the legitimacy of the war and victory.
In the history of cinema, it marked the beginning of producing a Shakespeare in large scale. To mix of play and cinema, Olivier decided to shoot it in a set of the Globe theater.
He adopted various shooting techniques and styles of the past into a colorful and cinematic presentation. Because the project was initiated by the UK government, a character like British betrayer was removed from the plot. Olivier created a wonderful Henry V with his brilliant performance. The film is grandiose in scale and also presents an example of how to take a cinematic approach to the Shakespeare’s plays. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Laurence OLIVIER
Screenplay Laurence OLIVIER, Dallas BOWER
Producer Laurence OLIVIER
Cinematography Robert KRASKER
Art Director Paul SHERIFF
Editor Reginald BECK
Music William WALTON
Cast Laurence OLIVIER, Robert NEWTON, Leslie BANKS

Director

Laurence OLIVIER

Laurence OLIVIER (1907~1989) was an actor and director, known for his Shakespearean roles on stage and screen. Attended Central School of Speech and Drama in London and attracted audiences with playing Romeo and Mercutio of Romeo and Juliet in 1935. Henry V(1944),?Hamlet(1948), and?Richard III(1955) are his trilogy of Shakespeare films as actor-director. He received numerous awards from the Academy Awards, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards to name a few.

Trailer

(Henry V) DIR. Laurence OLIVIER

Intended to rally Britain during the darkest days of World War II, this patriotic masterpiece is brimming with pageantry, battles, romance and political deception.