Reviews and Problems with Henry V (1945 Laurence Olivier Version)
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23 March 2015
Summary: is a good film, one deserving of far greater attention than it has received in the years since its original release. It’s also deserving of a much better transfer from MGM. Until the day that it receives such a transfer, Shout’s BD release will have to do.
Conclusion: Henry V is one of the more memorable Shakespeare adaptations of the last three decades and solidifies Branagh as a directing and acting force to be reckoned with. It's far from the conventionally attractive and lavish look of 1996's almost equally successful Hamlet, which shows Branagh's range as a...
Conclusion: History, or at least Shakespeare's version of it, comes alive in Henry V and Kenneth Branagh had a rather auspicious directorial debut with this feature, one which preserves the heady language of the Bard while also offering a uniquely intimate cinematic adaptation of a kind of thorny work.
Excerpt: Kenneth Branagh är utan tvekan den som under de senaste femton åren gått i bräschen för filmatiseringar av fyrhundraåriga skådespel skrivna av en rätt välkänd dramatiker. Filmen "Henry V" är Branaghs regidebut, om man bortser från en samregi för teve av "Trettondagsafton", och resultatet är klart...