History Awesome / RichardIII

9th May '15 12:16:38 PM AdelePotter
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* "Now is the winter of our discontent." Just... that entire speech.




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* In the words of [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]]... [[RuleOfCool SHAKESPEARE WITH]] ''[[RuleOfCool TANKS]]''!
7th Sep '14 8:26:32 AM Astfgl
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** In the 2014 production starring Martin Freeman, Richard's dream of his dead enemies is spliced into the final scenes, so that Richard ends up fighting and killing the ghosts of Clarence, Rivers, and Hastings(with the implication that they are regular soldiers he is projecting their image onto), leaving the stage strewn with the bodies of the dead from throughout the play before he is confronted and killed by Richmond (who shoots him in the head as Richard charges at him with a knife). ''Awesome''.
25th May '14 5:38:36 PM DonTriezieme
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** In a Meta-example, they got the infamous "My kingdom for a horse" line to make sense in a more modernized setting; by having Richard's jeep get stuck in a muddy ditch that a horse could have easily covered.
8th May '14 8:50:19 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* Richard's DyingMomentOfAwesome, falling to his death, grinning, as "Sitting on Top of the World" plays.
14th Apr '13 5:42:11 PM Steerpike13713
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** Which, by the way, wasn't just invented. Richard actually did kill Henry and Henry's son, though you could almost miss that (or be seriously confused) just hearing the dialogue.

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** Which, by the way, wasn't just invented. In the play Richard actually did kill Henry and Henry's son, though you could almost miss that (or be seriously confused) just hearing the dialogue.dialogue (in reality, Henry was probably quietly executed on the orders of Richard's brother Edward not long after his son died in the confusion after the battle of Tewksbury).
29th Mar '13 5:57:09 PM Godzillawolf
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* Queen Elizabeth (the ancestor of the most well known one) gets one when in Act IV, she gives Richard a ''massive'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech when he tries to get her to help him woo her daughter. She not only reminds him of all his crimes against her family, but every time he tries to swear his love by something, she tears apart how he no longer has a ''right'' to swear by those things (including Saint George, God, his father's death, ''himself'', and the future). And then, after feigning that she's given in to get away from him, she gives Richmond her blessing to marry her daughter.
23rd Jun '12 3:19:28 AM FELH2
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* Among all the [=CMoA=]s Shakespeare gave {{Magnificent Bastard}} {{Richard III}}, the 1995 film that transplants the story to the 1930s gives him a whole new one right in its first scene: he rams right into the mansion that King Henry is using as a base with a tank, jumps out wearing a gas mask that makes his breathing sound like Darth Vader, and shoots Henry right in the head, with the title popping onscreen at the same instant.

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* Among all the [=CMoA=]s Shakespeare gave {{Magnificent Bastard}} {{Richard III}}, MagnificentBastard Theatre/RichardIII, the 1995 film that transplants the story to the 1930s gives him a whole new one right in its first scene: he rams right into the mansion that King Henry is using as a base with a tank, jumps out wearing a gas mask that makes his breathing sound like Darth Vader, and shoots Henry right in the head, with the title popping onscreen at the same instant.
7th May '12 8:08:33 PM MelancholyPhilosopher
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** The final moments of the film, with Richard [[spoiler: grinning and waving as he falls into a fiery pit, while Al Jolson's "Sitting On Top of the World" plays on the soundtrack]] also qualify.

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** The final moments of Which, by the film, with way, wasn't just invented. Richard [[spoiler: grinning actually did kill Henry and waving as he falls into a fiery pit, while Al Jolson's "Sitting On Top of Henry's son, though you could almost miss that (or be seriously confused) just hearing the World" plays on the soundtrack]] also qualify.dialogue.
28th Jan '12 6:02:36 PM dalexterminate
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** He even has a BadassBoast about is afterwards.
22nd Nov '11 12:44:54 AM PaulA
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* Richard III's wooing of Lady Anne.
* Seeing the villain get their comeuppance is usually an extremely satisfying affair: this troper must give special mention to a production of ''Richard III'' that he saw, in which the ghosts of all the characters Richard killed wrap him up in sheets, keeping him from escaping, allowing Richmond to climb to the top of the set, level a ''[[RevolversAreJustBetter goddamn revolver]] at Richard'', and [[BoomHeadshot make a perfect headshot.]] Ownage.
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