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King Lear (1971)
DVD 
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Hailed as one of the best adaptations of this Shakespearean tragedy, Grigori Kozintsev's King Lear is a striking epic based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak and driven by a stirring score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Kozintsev transposed the setting to a sparse landscape of moors and marshes, which provides an eerie backdrop to the bare castles and roaming bands of ragged, destitute wanderers. Thin, frail Yuri Yarvet's unique interpretation of the title role, in which he focuses on the king's suffering and pain, was internationally acclaimed. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein's who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career.

Title: King Lear (1971)
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Starring: Oleg Dal, J ri J rvet, Elza Radzina, Valentina Shendrikova, Jüri Järvet, Galina Volchek, Aleksei Petrenko
Director: Grigori Kozintsev
Studio: Facets
Attributes: Black & White, Widescreen, Subtitled
Release Date: 1/30/2007
Original Year: 1971
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 736899090524
Item #: FAC086929

Region: 0
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 1/30/2007
Run Time: 140 minutes

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