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For Screen and Country – Henry V (1989)

Written by on July 8, 2019

For the month of July, Brendan and Jason explore movies that are somehow connected to the ones they’ve previously covered on the BFI Top 100. And now… for something completely similar…

For this flick, the guys cover another Shakespeare adaptation with Kenneth Branagh’s 1989 version of Henry V. As you may remember, the Laurence Olivier version is ranked #18 on the BFI Top 100 while this one is nowhere to be found so there is some hot debate on that issue, they discuss the major differences in what this version does NOT omit unlike Olivier’s wartime propaganda film, there is a major debate between cultural importance versus quality of a film and much, much more.

Next week: Brendan and Jason continue this July mini-series with the 2002 mini-series version of Doctor Zhivago (the original David Lean film is #27 on the BFI Top 100)

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