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For Screen and Country – Henry V (1944) (#18)

Written by on March 4, 2019

Ah, yes – it had to happen sooner or later. Brendan and Jason dive into Laurence Olivier’s Shakespearean epic – 1944’s Henry V. They talk about its reputation as the first successful Shakespeare film adaptation, discuss its use as wartime propaganda, marvel at the cinematography and the way in which the film is “staged” (almost in a literal sense) and much more.

Plus: The guys roll the dice to find out what movie they’ll be covering next week. Where does this rank as a successful Shakespeare adaptation for you? What are YOUR favourite films made from the Bard’s works?

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