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MICHAEL JACKSON DEPARTS SANTA MARIA COURTHOUSE AFTER ARRAIGNMENT
A mammoth collection of stage costumes, photographs, documents and props belonging to Jackson and his famous family were sold to a European buyer, after spending 18 months under wraps in the gritty shore city of Asbury Park, New Jersey. The collection was acquired by Henry V. Vaccaro after he payed off a storage and shipping bill owed by the Jackson family to an Oxnard, California warehouse. The unidentified buyer intends to display the collection in Europe and Japan. (UPI Photo/POOL)
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Henry V is a 1944 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The on-screen title is The Cronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (the title of the 1600 quarto edition of the play). It stars Laurence Olivier, who also directed. The play was adapted for the screen by Olivier, Dallas Bower, and Alan Dent. The score is by William Walton.

The film begins as a recreation of a stage production of the play in the Globe Theatre, then gradually turns into a stylized cinematic rendition of the play, with sets reminiscent of a medieval Book of Hours. It follows the overall pattern of Shakespeare's play, depicting Henry's campaign in France, through the siege of Harfleur. The film then shows the Battle of Agincourt in a real setting, after which the film quickly begins to revert to backdrops that are once again more and more like medieval illuminated manuscripts. We then see the negotiations for Treaty of Troyes and Henry's courtship of Princess Katherine followed by their marriage. At the end of the scene, the setting reverts to the Globe Playhouse and the audience applauding.

The film was made near the end of World War II and was intended as a morale booster for Britain. Consequently, the film was partly funded by the British government. The movie won Olivier an Academy Honorary Award for "his Outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen."

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