March 7, 2012

Great Poetry: 'Invictus'

William Ernest Henley
A couple years ago I posted about Clint Eastwood’s movie Invictus, the title of which comes from the homonymous poem by William Ernest Henley. I come back to this subject again to propose a comparison between two renderings of the poem: that of English actor Alan Bates, in the video below, and that of Morgan Freeman, in another YouTube clip showing an excerpt from the movie—sorry, embedding not available, but here’s the link. If I had to choose I’d say the second one, but they are two very different schools of acting.