A trackback from Redstate reminds me that today is St. Crispin’s Day – famed for the battle of Agincourt and Shakespeare’s great speech for King Harry.
I blogged it some time ago, and rewarded Branagh:
I don’t care that Kenneth Branagh is reduced to being Harry Potter’s [or Will Smith’s – ed.] foil; I hope he’s happy and healthy and being banged into insensibility by starlets every day for his incredible version of Prince Hal, in Henry V.
Every so often, an actor will nail a role so well that every time you pick up the book and read it, you hear the actor’s voice, and when I quoted Shakespeare below, I heard Branagh’s voice.
Here’s the speech:
But here’s another scene from the movie that is critical to keep in mind as we try and judge where we stand in Iraq, or in any great matter (quality not as good):