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Michael Elliotts adaptation of King Lear is not simply a bad movie but a lousy pictorial of William Shakespeares original play This film version of William Shakespeares King Lear looks as if it was shot on three horribly designed sets an outdoor field an indoor set with poorly designed pillars that are suppose to resemble rocks and the interior of a garage You would think that having Michael Elliotts creative mind combined with producer Laurence Oliviers Shakespearean knowledge would create a great edition of Shakespeares King Lear but instead you get a low budget under acted version In the opening scene of the film we are introduced to King Lear Lear is stating that he is becoming old now and must hand over the Kingdom to one of his three daughters When you first hear Lear speak you think to yourself Maybe Mr Olivier can pull this character off but once Cordelia has stated that she cannot explain how much she loves her father in words and Lear reacts with great disappointment you realize right away that this film cannot be taken seriously Laurence Olivier turns this film into a bore just to sit through It seems as if Mr Olivier just took the time to rehearse all of his lines but forgot to add emotion to his character Even though throughout the entire film you are trying to ignore the fact the Laurence Olivier cannot act and are trying to take the film semi-seriously when Mr Olivier is not in certain scenes when he returns into the film you moan in suffering and realize you have another hour and a half to sit through Out of all the people they could have got to play King Lear they chose someone who reached their acting peak about twenty to thirty years ago In retrospect to my opinion about Laurence Oliviers performance as Lear I believe that one of the most well performed characters in this
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