Tuesday, May 03, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 28 - The Most Obscure Film I've Ever Seen

I'm not sure quite how to quantify 'obscure' here, but the film I've seen that the least amount of other people I know have would have to be Al Pacino's 1996 exploration of the creation of a production of Richard The Third. Part performance, part documentary, it is a fascination glimpse into the process that goes into the process of bringing Shakespeare to life. It's been years since I've seen it, but I remember being blown away by Pacino's ability to actually play a character, as opposed to his cookie-cutter thugs he usually does. If you have any interest in how a play is made, or how a character is created, give Looking for Richard a look.

2 comments:

ZOe said...

Fudge 44 is very obscure and good clean scary fun - although it did only mild trade in it's country of origin, it has developed a following on the internet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jac2-XMGd1w

Mary said...

I loved this film. Pacino's love for theatre really comes across well.