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Looking for Richard

Synopsis
Documentary. Al Pacino, while in the process of staging a production of Richard III, explores in the film how the play took shape and tries to understand Shakespeare’s intention for it. He canvasses the opinions of academics and people in the street to find out what Shakespeare means in contemporary life.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1996
Duration
112 mins

Credits

Director
Al Pacino; Michael Hadge
Producer
Al Pacino
Writer
Al Pacino; William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Kevin Ritter
Contributor
Barbara Everett; Derek Jacobi; John Gielgud; Kenneth Branagh; Kevin Kline; Vanessa Redgrave
Cast
Alec BaldwinGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Aidan QuinnEarl of Richmond
Al PacinoRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Kevin SpaceyDuke of Buckingham
Winona RyderLady Anne

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
Medieval
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals

Notes

Notes
Reviewed by Geoffrey Macnab in Sight and Sound (2/97), pp. 48-9.
History
$1,408, 575 US domestic gross (Box Office Mojo, 2005)
Awards
American Cinema Editors Eddie Award 1997 - Best Edited Documentary Film
Directors Guild of America Award 1997 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Production Company

Name

20th Century Fox

Distributor

Name

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Web
http://www.fox.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7753 8686
Fax
020 7437 1625
Address
Twentieth Century House
31-32 Soho Square
London
W1D 3AP
Notes
Feature films from Fox and MGM for sale on DVD and Blu-ray via retail outlets.

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Filmbank Distributors Ltd

Email
info@filmbank.co.uk
Web
http://www.filmbank.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7984 5950
Fax
020 7984 5951
Address
Warner House
98 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8WB
Notes
The main source in the UK for hire of feature films for non-theatrical presentations. The extensive catalogue includes vintage classics, independent films and big blockbusters. Available on 16mm as well as VHS and DVD. Also provides advice on contractual matters.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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