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Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Collection) (1966)
Format: DVD Genre: Drama-Classics
Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Collection)

Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Collection)

(1966)
Format: DVD Genre: Drama-Classics
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The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Welles created a gritty and unorthodox Shakespeare film, one that he intended, he said, as a lament for the death of Merrie England. Poetic, philosophical, and visceral with a kinetic centerpiece battle sequence that rivals anything else in the director's body of work Chimes at Midnight is as monumental as the figure at it's heart.
Director: Orson Welles
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 8/30/2016
Item #: 1721645X
UPC #: 715515184410
Attributes: Special Edition, Widescreen, 2PC
Product Type: DVD
Rating: NR

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