Looking for Richard
|Writers:||Al Pacino and Frederic Kimball|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Leacock|
|Editors:||Pasquale Buba, William A. Anderson and Ned Bastille|
|Producers:||Michael Hadge and Al Pacino|
|Fox Searchlight; PG-13; 109 minutes|
|Cast:||Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Conway, Estelle Parsons, Winona Ryder and Aidan Quinn|
|Interviews with:||Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud and Vanessa Redgrave|
It took Pacino four years and about 80 hours of footage to complete this project, but boy, was it worth the wait. He takes a prohibitively complex play, Shakespeare's Richard III, and has a blast with it, making the work accessible for the masses and untangles it for himself, too. Using interviews with Richard experts, including Branagh and Redgrave, filmed excerpts from the play with himself playing Richard III, Baldwin as Clarence and Ryder as Lady Anne, and his own commentary, Pacino has created a fresh, enthusiastic documentary that will make audiences want to tackle the Bard's work themselves.
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