Looking For Richard

BB.5

(out of 5)


Self-indulgent examination of Shakespeare’s bloodbath tragedy Richard III has  directing a semi-documentary of himself preparing for a production of the play, while interviewing some famous Hollywood faces about Shakespeare. It should be interesting and captivating, it should cover a wide variety of subjects and experiences, but really it’s just about watching Pacino show some deeper acting skills than we’ve gotten used to seeing in his last few action movies.  (Pacino’s co-star from Dog Day Afternoon) is the biggest treat the film has to offer, watching her prepare for her role as Queen Elizabeth and then perform it shows her equally fascinating off stage as she is on.


Chal Productions, Jam Productions, Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1996

Directed by

Narration by Al Pacino, , based on the play Richard III by

Cinematography by

Produced by , Al Pacino

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by , , ,

Independent Spirit Awards 1996.

Toronto International Film Festival 1996

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