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    Comparing the Presentation of War in the Oliver and Branagh Film Versions of Henry the Fifth Many films have been made of Shakespeare’s play, “Henry V”. The two I am analysing are by Laurence Olivier (1944) and Kenneth Branagh (1988). They are made for very different audiences with different aims. Although they seem very different, in some ways, Branagh’s version used many techniques of Olivier’s. Both productions were performed to communicate the director’s feelings on war to the audience

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    just what that entails changes over time. The way the play is presented and how Henry is characterized and portrayed has also changed over time. Nowhere are these changes more visibly present than in the three best known adaptations of the play, Laurence Olivier’s 1944 film Henry V, Kenneth Branagh’s 1989 film Henry V, and the 2012 version of Henry V that was featured as the final part of the BBC miniseries known as The Hollow Crown, with the Henry V episode being directed by theatre director Thea

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    Hamlet´s Soliloquy Through the Years

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    Hamlet, has had his famous soliloquy, “To be or not to be”(III.i.56), reproduced in a variety of tones throughout history. Specifically, there have been three persistent tones that have been in the majority of the soliloquy’s vast interpretations. In Laurence Olivier’s, Hamlet (1948), Hamlet is portrayed as a confused, lost character that ponders some of life’s toughest questions. Mel Gibson’s 1990 version of Hamlet depicts Hamlet as a dark, reticent character who only speaks in a dismal way. Finally

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    versions of the Merchant of Venice which I have watched are: 1. Channel 4 television version for their Schools Broadcasting Programmes 2. Trevor Nunn's version 3. National Theatre Company version directed by Jonathan Miller and starring Laurence Olivier as Shylock Act IV scene 1 is an intense scene in the play where we see many of the play's main themes such as justice and mercy, money and status, revenge, loyalty, love and prejudice and tolerance. Shakespeare presents a harsh character

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    Olivier shows nobles being hoisted onto their steads with a crane-like apparatus. This is quite honestly ridiculous. Men at arms would have been useless in a fight if they had so little range of motion or if their armor was so heavy as to require a crane. At most, a man at arms might have needed a step stool or a leg up from a squire, but nothing so drastic. Sir James Mann told Olivier that the crane was historically inaccurate and asked Olivier to not use a crane in the

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    State and Main and My Week with Marilyn are the two movies I will be analyzing through the context of film language. I will be examining the relationship between both films through thematic similarities and cinematic elements. It is my goal to explain how the two films relate in sexuality, masculinity in crisis and meta-cinema. At the same time showing how the use of cinematic elements like cinematography, costume and set design help provide support in the story telling that allows the themes to

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    Although labeled as a history, the strength of Shakespeare's Henry V lies not in the events that occur in the play, but in the delicate portrayal of the characters involved. Shakespeare's audience would have already known the story of Henry V's campaign on France and thus would have had no reason to watch a play that simply re-enacted past events. Therefore, the appeal of such a play, as well as the themes and the content, would have been dependent largely on the characters themselves. It is obvious

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    Shakespeare's Hamlet the Film The film of Hamlet has become one of Shakespeare's most famous works. Many different directors have each given their own interpretation of Hamlet. We have looked at three different film versions. Kenneth Brannagh, Lawrence Olivier and Franco Zefirelli. The part of the play I am going to look at is Hamlets monologue; "To be, or not to be" I have chosen this monologue because it is the section of the play which most people remember. It is also a very strong powerful

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    Sir Laurence Olivier's Richard III versus Ian McKellan's Richard III INTRODUCTION It seems that modern Hollywood filmmakers are as much in love with Shakespeare's plays as were the 16th century audiences who first enjoyed them. Recent updates of Hamlet (1996) and Romeo and Juliet (1996), both highly successful movies, bear this out, as well as the two best film versions of Richard III; Sir Laurence Olivier's 1954 "period piece", and Ian McKellan's more modern interpretation (1995). In McKellan's

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    Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye From the first moment Holden Caulfield speaks in The Catcher in the Rye, he makes his personality obvious. While he is witty, passionate and honest, he is also troubled and lonely. Holden longs to find his place in the world and connect with other people. Ironically, however, his search for belonging leaves him more confused than ever. Consequently, he develops a psychological condition that can easily be considered a result of his fear and critique

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