For a English asignment, I am asked to compare the two film versions of Henry V - the ones written by Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier, and also Shakespear in love.
The paper I have been given is set out like the following:
Compare the three productions we have sampled:
1. Shakespear in Love
2. Henry V - directed by Kenneth Branagh
3. Henry V - directed by Laurence Olivier
A) Compare 1, 2 and 3:
[list]Which had the most convincing background?
Which had the greatest visual impact?[/list:u]
B) Compare 2 and 3:
[list]Comment on the portrayals of Henry
Comment on the presentation of Agincourt in each.
Discuss the different interpretations of Henry's speech to rally the troops.[/list:u]
Some of that will be pretty simple to do, but it's the visual bits that I think I am going to struggle with. Would someone please help me with the comparisons mentioned above?