Video: Inspiration from Branagh
Henry V (Act 4. Scene III. - “St. Crispin’s Day Speech”)
- Version: 1989 film
- Director: Kenneth Branagh
- Producer: Bruce Sharman, BBC
- Actor: Kenneth Branagh
- Wikipedia: Henry V (1989 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRj01LShXN8
Branagh’s film is frequently compared with the 1944 film of the play directed by and starring Laurence Olivier. The visual style of Branagh’s film is grittier and more realist than that of Olivier’s. For example, his film avoids Olivier’s use of stylized sets, and, where Olivier staged the Battle of Agincourt on a sunlit field, Branagh’s takes place amid rain-drenched mud and gore.
Henry V received near-universal critical acclaim for Branagh’s Oscar-nominated performance and direction, for the accessibility of its Shakespearean language and particularly for its music.
Phyllis Dalton won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and Kenneth Branagh, in his directorial debut, was nominated for Best Director as well as Best Actor in a Leading Role.