Monthly Archives: February 2014

Emory Shakespeare classes and “Finding Richard”

In 1996, Al Pacino released Looking for Richard, a film chronicling the actor’s long-term fascination with Shakespeare’s Richard III.  At that time, the title was largely metaphorical.  Pacino and his fellow actors were “looking for” the dramatic figure, trying to make sense of his complicated representation in Shakespeare’s renowned play. Less than a decade later,…

Sir Run Run Shaw and Wuxia films

The recent passing Sir Run Run (Renren) Shaw (1907-2014) was noted in major media outlets such as the New York Times, as befits someone who made a major contribution to global film culture during his extraordinarily long life. Run Run Shaw was born in China to a merchant family, one of six brothers. In 1925,…