1996

Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0981.  Monday, 30 December 1996.

(1)     From:   Patricia E. Gallagher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Saturday, 28 Dec 1996 08:43:05 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0977 Branagh Hamlet

(2)     From:   David Jackson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Sunday, 29 Dec 1996 23:12:02 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0977  Re: Branagh Hamlet


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From:           Patricia E. Gallagher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 28 Dec 1996 08:43:05 -0800
Subject: 7.0977 Branagh Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0977 Branagh Hamlet

In reference to the shorter version of "Hamlet", a friend of mine heard on NPR
that the distributor insisted on a 2.5 hour version of the film (their
assumption being that many theatre owners would be unwilling to run a four hour
film).  However, the theatre owners have announced that they are not interested
in the shorter version, they WANT to air the 4 hour film. The motive on the
part of the exhibitors is that they feel they will sell more food from the
concession stand before the film and during the intermission.

I also read that Branagh was adamant in filming a complete "Hamlet," and at
this point, the primary venue for the shorter version will be airlines (for
inflight showing)

Patricia Gallagher
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From:           David Jackson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 29 Dec 1996 23:12:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 7.0977  Re: Branagh Hamlet
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0977  Re: Branagh Hamlet

Re: JoAnna Koskinen's query about the shorter Hamlet film: apparently a
two-hour version was planned, but the distributors and Branagh decided to just
go with the uncut version; the movie theater companies, who it was feared would
not take to a four-hour film, appear to have little problem with the length of
the film, because they can still sell popcorn (their primary income source)
during the intermission.

David Jackson

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