Hamlet Film Comparisons

Hamlet Film Comparisons - Kevin Chou English 12 Mrs. Krill...

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Kevin Chou English 12 Mrs. Krill Hamlet- Comparing Film Adaptations Version (Director, Year) Kenneth Branagh (1996) Sound Elements No background music, very quiet, just Hamlet talking, Hamlet’s footsteps. Toward the middle of the soliloquy background music is heard. Language Elements The line “To be or not to be” is said with pauses to emphasize this line. The way the soliloquy is said is not said with normal voice, instead sort of a whisper. Hamlet seems very serious and seems like he is deep thought while giving the soliloquy. The way Hamlet delivered the lines “to be or not to be” captures the spirit of the play. Physical Elements The scene takes place in Hamlet’s resident. The scene is very lit up and not dark. In a room with a lot of mirror. And Hamlet talks in front a mirror. Hamlet is shown holding a small knife towards the end of the soliloquy. Hamlet is dressed in black Camera Elements The camera is filmed from behind Hamlet and the audience can see Hamlet’s face on the mirror. This
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