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What the best Shakespeare movie adaptation?
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What the best Shakespeare movie adaptation?
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>>64639322
the lion king

think about it. it is hamlet without the sex stuff.
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>>64639322
Branagh's Much Ado is also really good. The Brando Julius Caesar is pretty great.

If anyone saw it in theatres a few months back, Cumberbatch was in a Hamlet production that was pretty clever.
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Tromeo and Juliet
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I really like the Richard III with Ian McKellen
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>>64639322

Throne of Blood and Corionalus are good
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>>64639874
Fuck yes.

Richard III is by far the best "Shakespeare in a modern setting" movie.
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>>64639948

The way a tyrannical king just wills a complete social revolution into being over a weekend is kind of silly though tbqh senpai.
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>>64639322
Roman Polanski's Macbeth
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>>64639978
A lot of Shakespeare's works suffer from an odd "time compression" problem when made into movies.

In the original stage versions, the story would be broken down into a number of acts and scenes, the events of which were often separated by an unspecified amount of time. In a movie, you don't have those breaks and everything seems to happen very quickly.

I'm not sure there's a way to avoid this while still doing a line-for-line faithful adaptation of the play. Having the movie cut to a title screen saying "6 months later" or "3 weeks later" every 20 minutes or so isn't really practical from a directorial standpoint.
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>>64639322
Why is he so good at shakespeare?

I'd say the old macbeth, don't know which one and can't be arsed to look it up
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>>64640368
My nigger. Phenomenal adaption.
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>>64639322
Forbidden Planet
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>>64640494
>>64640368
My absolute negroes
I love that movie
Honorable mention: Kozintsev's Lear and Hamlet
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>>64639948
Patrick Stewart's Macbeth by the BBC is by far the fucking best. 10/10 casting for Macbeth, Banquo, and Lady Macbeth. Kate Fleetwood was GOAT (despite those fucking cheekbones I mean holy shit)
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Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino as Shylock, he made him seem really sympathetic
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>>64639880
>Corionalus
Ralph Fiennes is god-tier in that movie, both his directing and his acting, but I think he pushed it a little too far into the present. Ancient Roman politics and social issues just don't translate very well to a realistic 21st century setting.

Richard III was pushing it with medieval politics in the 1930s, but still managed to pull it off by being a little more aesthetically different from the real-world 1930s.
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Henry V
Hollow Crown (specifically Richard II)
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Al Pacino's Looking for Richard is goat.
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Hollow Crown maybe

Hamlet would have been perfect if Kenneth Branagh hadn't cast himself in the title role, the fucking dickhead. He ruins his own movie.
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>>64640625
https://youtu.be/fj5gAo4iuwg
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I'm going to mention Titus Andronicus.

The movie follows almost to a T.

its underrated as fuck
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>>64640368
I agree with this.

Somewhat related, does anyone else pick up some Macbethish vibes from House of Cards?
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This deserves an honorable mention
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Ralph was pretty good in this
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>mfw seen countless of operas at the theater but no Shakespeare
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z9Ismh1elM
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>>64640777
Not really. Claire seems close to Lady Macbeth, and Underwood himself going for the 'throne' is a rather obvious parallel too.
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>>64639874
*BARF*
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>>64640758

this
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>>64640758
*DOUBLE BARF*
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>>64640928
I didn't say it was an adaptation of Macbeth, Anon.
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>>64639472
>without
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>>64639892
really?
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>>64641009
That's exactly what I was saying, though.
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>>64639322
10 things I hate about you desu senpai
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>>64641113
He does.
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>>64639322
is that steven avery holding teresa halbach's skull?
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>>64639840
That movie was surprisingly fun.
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>>64639516
THIS
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>>64641149
First act, scene three, towards the end of his conversation with Banquo after encountering the witches, he has a few asides. If I recall correctly, he also has a few more asides during the rest of the play as well.
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>>64640646
>Henry V

This you plebs.
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>>64641113
>what is [Aside]
Time, thou anticipatest my dread exploits.
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>>64641325
There's a clear difference between an Aside directions and a soliloquy.
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>>64639322
romeo+juliet starring leonardo dicaprio
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>>64641325
>Do not muse at me my most worthy friends, I have a strange infirmity.
>WHICH IS NOTHING! TO THOSE WHO KNOW ME!

https://youtu.be/AaIfPfZ7C5s?t=3m
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>>64640594
Actually lold at this opinion. Orson Welles' Macbeth is the best adapation of that particular play
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>>64639322
McKellens King Lear by a long shot
But thats only because I have a boner for King Lear
Its the only Shakespeare Play that I consistently enjoy
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>>64641465
If you had any reading comprehension whatsoever, you'd notice we were talking about "modern" adaptations.
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The BBC modern-dress adaptation of Hamlet was surprisingly good. It's nice seeing actors like Patrick Stewart and David Tennant return to their theatre roots.
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justin kurzel's macbeth was insanely well made and gives me some semblance of hope that the assassin's creed movie might not be awful.
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>>64641662
Did the cast and crew call it "Macbeth" during production?
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>>64641662
Have you seen snowtown?
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Festen
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>>64639322
Ghostbusters
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>>64641520
the true patrician choice
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>>64639785
This
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I'm seeing this at film forum tomorrow, I'll let you guys know
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>>64642885
It's great, I'm jelly you get to see a big version of it.
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>>64643017
New restoration too. But I assume that will be on a criterion disc soon.
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>>64642885
Enjoy it on the big screen. I sure did.
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Throne of Blood is objectively the best one.
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>ctrl+f
>no RAN
What
The
FUCK?!
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>>64643386
>>64641520
read the thread
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>>64643386
see>>64641520
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>>64640594
s/o to Fleetwood being in Star Wars.

she was also Medea in a terrible production at the Almeida last year.
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>>64639322
that one
dubs confirm

close second and not shakespeare himself but rosencrantz and gildenstern are dead
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>>64640863
fucking excellent film
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>>64640758

Yeah, it's a weird as fuck movie, but perfect for a weird as fuck play.
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>>64640863
I felt bad for Coriolanus, though. Dude was cucked so hard.

>spend your whole life fighting for your country
>get elected consul
>immediately betrayed by the politicians and banished
>forced to join forces with your mortal enemy
>lead his armies to the gates of your homeland
>finally make peace
>get murdered for it
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