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Essay | Richard III: Al Pacino Vs. Ian Mckellan

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Richard III: Al Pacino Vs. Ian Mckellan

Summary: Comparison between two movie versions of Richard the III, the movie Looking for Richard starring Al Pacino and Richard the III set in Nazi Germany with Ian McKellan as the star.
The two movie versions of Richard III were interesting, unique ways of presenting Shakespeare on film, the casts were wonderful, and the acting very good. The Ian McKellan version was confusing at times and had it's weird moments, while some of the changes from documentary to movie in Looking For Richard also lost power for the movie. They both seemed to accomplish what they set out to do, and that is to make a Shakespeare on film so it's not a bore to everyday people. The play of Richard III is marvelous, and is actually one of my personal favorites. It's chilling, disturbing, and human when presented as a story about the dark side of man instead of like an epic war film.

Plot in both movies were similar as they are both based on the same original material. In Looking For Richard...

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