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Desc:I've decided there's not enough Hamlet on the board. Most are found in the related videos.
Category:Classic Movies, Arts
Tags:hamlet, Laurence Olivier
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Comment count is 7
twinkieafternoon - 2009-09-19
I don't really expect anyone to watch the whole thing, but it is exquisite.
socialist_hentai - 2009-09-19
that's where your wrong buddy, there's a playlist for it and i can watch it from my couch! Ha haaa!

mouser - 2009-09-19
This is the best rendition ever and the only one I ever stood watching all, even more than once. It's awesome.

A definitive plus, worthy of being favorited (and I dont normally do that).

Well worth a million stars.

-1 because the average joe will not see the evilness of it all.

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.
twinkieafternoon - 2009-09-19
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.

StanleyPain - 2009-09-20
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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