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Hamlet
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Hamlet 1996


From Amazon: Kenneth Branagh's four-hour production of Shakespeare's full text for Hamlet is visually lush (shot in 70mm, which is rarely done) and full of fascinating story moments that normally get cut from shorter stage versions. (Your idea of what kind of fellow Polonius is may change quite a bit.) The unexpurgated approach is truly enlightening, and Branagh intermittently succeeds at giving familiar moments in the drama an original cinematic spin, including Hamlet's spooky confrontation with his father's ghost (Brian Blessed). (Branagh also imposes some Hollywood glitter on the proceedings by casting the likes of Robin Williams, Billy...

Directed By:
Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
Written By:
Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
Starring:
Kenneth BranaghKenneth Branagh
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
Julie ChristieJulie Christie
No image existsDerek Jacobi
No image existsRichard Briers
No image existsBrian Blessed
No image existsMichael Maloney
Timothy SpallTimothy Spall
Jack LemmonJack Lemmon
No image existsNicholas Farrell
No image existsCharlton Heston
Rosemary HarrisRosemary Harris
Gerard DepardieuGerard Depardieu
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
Billy CrystalBilly Crystal
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No image existsMichael Bryant
No image existsJohn Gielgud
No image existsRichard Attenborough
Rufus SewellRufus Sewell
Judi DenchJudi Dench
No image existsIan McElhinney
No image existsJohn Mills
No image existsReece Dinsdale

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Hamlet Movie Review by Zara (4/6/2007)

And not just because it's evident that more peroxide was used on Branagh's hair then should be legally sanctioned.

This was a LONG movie. Long because it is an unabridged version of Shakespeare's original work. Every other time the tale of Hamlet was brought to the silver screen, certain portions would be rushed through...

(complete Hamlet review by Zara)



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