|twinkieafternoon - 2009-09-19 |
I don't really expect anyone to watch the whole thing, but it is exquisite.
|StanleyPain - 2009-09-19 |
It's good, but I honestly don't think it's as great as the reputation. The flaws I can never get past is the ridiculously young actress as Hamlet's mother (younger than Olivier at the time) and the omission of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
But we both agree it's a better Hamlet than the Ethan Hawke one.
I think Olivier's is the more subdued and traditional equal to Branagh's interpretation, which is filled with risk taking, especially Act 5 in particular.
The version I did in middle school with me as Hamlet was better than the Ethan Hawke version.
|Lurchi - 2009-09-19 |
One of the best Shakespeare movies, along with Polanski's Macbeth, Throne of Blood, and Welles' Othello and Chimes at Midnight.
With Peter Cushing as Osric and Christopher Lee as a spear carrier.
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