The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0255 Friday, 30 March 2007
From: Sam Small <
Date: Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 18:35:23 +0100
Subject: 18.0216 Fodor's Hamlet (Film)
Comment: Re: SHK 18.0216 Fodor's Hamlet (Film)
One should never judge a film by the trailer. It's a mistake. Things
might be said that gave cause for regret. But don't you put your best
bits into a trailer? I would have thought so. The bits in this trailer
give cause for concern that the lines are badly spoken, even mumbled.
But there is the operatic voice floating in the background flagging that
thy are the upper crust of the art world and not ordinary bus
travellers. And there's handguns, and men shouting hysterically, in a
temper, it seems. It's arty, it's farty, it's dreary and noisy and so
far from Shakespeare's Hamlet of silent foreboding, of restrained
madness, of exquisite hatred laced with wit. If this is the arts give
me CSI any day.
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