karenor: (dt-Hamlet skull)
So I've had a bit of time to mull over my thoughts on Hamlet. It was... a lot to take in. And try as I might, it was impossible to stay objective and not compare the film to the stage version, even though they are two very different animals.

That said, I think this was probably the best version of Hamlet ever committed to film and is made of intense awesome. And also a really good adaptation from stage to screen. Keeping much of the atmosphere and flavor. Almost as close as you could get without sticking a camera in the theater. However, i think the camera and the adaptation both added and detracted, depending. Some directorial decisions puzzled me, some were just astounding.

Under the cut we go, if you care to see my more detailed thoughts. I got a little long-winded. Okay, a lot. Uh, spoilers, I guess? )

There, I think that's most of it. ;) Thanks for slogging through if you have. What did you guys think?
karenor: (dt-Hamlet skull)
So I've had a bit of time to mull over my thoughts on Hamlet. It was... a lot to take in. And try as I might, it was impossible to stay objective and not compare the film to the stage version, even though they are two very different animals.

That said, I think this was probably the best version of Hamlet ever committed to film and is made of intense awesome. And also a really good adaptation from stage to screen. Keeping much of the atmosphere and flavor. Almost as close as you could get without sticking a camera in the theater. However, i think the camera and the adaptation both added and detracted, depending. Some directorial decisions puzzled me, some were just astounding.

Under the cut we go, if you care to see my more detailed thoughts. I got a little long-winded. Okay, a lot. Uh, spoilers, I guess? )

There, I think that's most of it. ;) Thanks for slogging through if you have. What did you guys think?

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