Richard III (1995) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ian McKellan, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Nigel Hawthorne

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This movie takes Shakespeare's Richard III and transplants it to a slightly alternate England in the 1930s and 40s, where a fascist regime is in power. Rather than being a king, Richard is a dictator and usurper of power. It's amazing how well the original Shakespeare is woven into the new setting - McKellan is the cruel, cold, oily deceiver and murderer, killing those in his family who stand in the way, seducing women without a thought, and ultimately meeting his demise.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   surviving represssive govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   dictator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Is this movie based on a    -   play

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