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Uniform Title Richard III (Motion picture : 1955)
Title Richard III / Janus Films ; a London film ; Laurence Olivier presents ; by William Shakespeare ; with some interpolations by David Garrick, Colley Cibber, etc. ; produced and directed by Laurence Olivier.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  CRI DVD 822.3 SHA DISCS 1-2    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD  DVD RICHARD    Check Shelf
Edition Two-DVD special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (158, 71 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 213
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 213.
Note "Produced at Shepperton Studios, England."
Language English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles.
Cast Cedric Hardwicke, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Paul Huson, Andy Shine, Helen Haye, Pamela Brown, Ralph Richardson, Alec Clunes, Laurence Naismith, Mary Kerridge, Clive Morton, Dan Cunningham, Douglas Wilmer, Claire Bloom, Stanley Baker.
Credits Director of photography, Otto Heller ; editor, Helga Cranston ; music, Sir William Walton, conducted by Muir Mathieson.
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.66:1) aspect ratio; Dolby digital monaural.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Contents Opening credits and preamble -- Coronation of Edward IV -- "Now is the winter" -- Gentle Lady Anne -- "Plots have I laid" -- "Why dost thou spit at me?" -- Death warrant for Clarence -- Clarence's dream -- Deciding on an heir -- Dream come true -- King Edward's bedside -- Richard's good spirits -- "To sanctuary" -- Prince Edward and the Duke of York -- "Go we unto the Tower" -- "Plots afoot" -- Council of the Crown -- The Lord Mayor takes a ride -- Buckingham's concoction -- "Two props of virtue" -- Richard's royal queen -- Coronation of Richard III -- Securing the crown -- "Thus lay the gentle babes" -- Stanley consorts with Buckingham -- News of Richmond -- Bosworth Field -- Eve of battle -- Ghosts of victims past -- Battle of Bosworth Field -- "My kingdom for a horse" -- Stanley crowns Richmond -- Color bars.
Summary Richard, Duke of Gloucester, through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward.
Note Special features: Disc 1: Commentary (featuring playwright and stage director Russell Lees and John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company). Disc 2: Great acting : Laurence Olivier (interview with actor Laurence Olivier from a 1966 episode of Great acting, by theater critic Kenneth Tynan); Restoration demonstration (hosted by Martin Scorsese); Production gallery (behind-the-scenes and production stills and posters); TV trailer (twelve-minute television trailer featuring footage of Olivier and other cast); Theatrical trailer. Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Amy Taubin.
Subject Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 -- Drama.
Edward IV, King of England, 1442-1483 -- Drama.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III -- Film adaptations.
Murder -- England -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Historical films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Historical drama.
Added Author Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989, producer, director, actor.
Garrick, David, 1717-1779, adapter.
Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757, adapter.
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964, actor.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor.
Huson, Paul, actor.
Shine, Andy, actor.
Haye, Helen, 1874-1957, actor.
Brown, Pamela, 1917-1975, actor.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983, actor.
Clunes, Alec, actor.
Naismith, Laurence, 1908-1992, actor.
Kerridge, Mary, 1914-1999, actor.
Morton, Clive, 1904-1975, actor.
Cunningham, Dan, 1917- actor.
Wilmer, Douglas, 1920-2016 actor.
Bloom, Claire, 1931- actor.
Baker, Stanley, Sir, 1928-1976, actor.
Heller, Otto, 1896-1970, cinematographer.
Cranston, Helga, 1921-2013 film editor.
Walton, William, 1902-1983, composer (expression)
Mathieson, Muir, conductor.
Lees, Russell, commentator.
Wilders, John, commentator.
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980, interviewer.
Scorsese, Martin, host.
Taubin, Amy, essayist.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III.
Janus Films.
London Film Productions.
Shepperton Studios.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: William Shakespeare's Richard III
ISBN 9781604657135
Standard No. 715515104715
Music No. CC2250D The Criterion Collection
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