Hamlet movie review

Hamlet movie review - Morales The"Words Words Words...

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Morales The “Words, Words, Words” Performed Remarkably Kenneth Branagh’s four hour version of Hamlet truly proves that Shakespeare’s timeless motifs of betrayal, love, and madness can be portrayed, regardless of the era. Instead of the medieval castle of Elsinore in the 12 th century, Kenneth Branagh chose a more classical baroque palace during 19 th century Denmark. Yet he retained the duality between the grim environment of Denmark suffering from political threats and the vibrant interior of Elsinore with the royal family, surrounded by extravagance and concerned with internal affairs. But one of the things that Branagh brings to his adaptation of the play is an amazing visual sense. The presence of King Hamlet’s ghost, played by Brian Blessed, truly captures the essence of a tortured spirit, ominous and foreboding, who warns his son of the nature of his death. Coupled with supernatural occurrences (earthquake, fire from the ground, ominous echo from the ghost), Branagh creates a brilliantly bleak sense of melancholy and fear. Kate Winslet’s portrayal of Ophelia was absolutely convincing, showing the gradual breakdown of an innocent girl suddenly
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