Looking For Richard

A 1996 documentary by a movie star (Al Pacino) about his own entitlement as a movie starspecifically, his sense of his own nobility for wanting to bring a production of Richard III to the people while wearing a baseball cap backward. Just to show you what a regular guy he is, he plays Richard with and without a Bronx accent and speaks to people on the street, not to mention Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Kenneth Branagh, and lots of unidentified Shakespeare scholars; we also get shards of the play in various locations featuring Winona Ryder, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Spacey, and Estelle Parsons. This runs 118 minutes, but it felt like six or seven hours. (JR)

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