Some places where the films differed were the assassination scene, and the acting of particular characters. At other instances, such as the orations, both editions were similar in the way they approached the scene. The advantage of a color version is an obvious one, and that is that the viewers feel as if the scene they are viewing is more realistic. A perfect example of how scenery and color was utilized to better portray the story was the assassination of Julius Caesar. Although a shocking event in both adaptations, the color version better fit the mood of the attack on Caesar’s life.
Hamlet 1990 The 1990 film version of Hamlet has many similarities to the play, but it also displays many differences and discrepancies. Franco Zeffirelli, like all other directors put is own twist on Shakespeare’s original work. In his film version of the play he construes the dialogue and also rearranges the order of a few scenes. Creating a film version of a play requires more information to be conveyed in order to get the message across to the viewers. Although the original plot stayed the same, in some ways, it is quite difficult to overlook the many differences that exist between the two versions of Shakespeare’s play.
It seems strange that people in our time now, who dress and act in a contemporary fashion, would speak in such a way. It makes the movie very unbelievable. Therefore, Zeffirelli’s version of Romeo and Juliet is more authentic and convincing than Luhrmann’s version because of Zeffirelli’s use of costume and prop, set design and overall light atmosphere. To begin with, the first thing Zeffirelli did better than Luhrmann was the settings he created in the scene because he has old, worn out and historic places that fit
Films sometimes use plays as their sources. William Shakespeare has been called the most popular screenwriter in Hollywood. We are likely to assume that any translation of a Shakespeare text into a ‘live’ dramatic form-theatrical performance, film adaptation, television production-will automatically constitute a progressive act. Shakespeare is so frequently adapted because he is a major author. There are also economic and legal factors: Shakespeare is helpfully outside copyright law as well as interesting to adapt.
Setting can be critical to all the film. It can help convey the theme of a film, creates the atmosphere and makes the story credible. It creates a sense of place and a mood and it may also reflect a character’s emotional state of mind Hamlet, the play written by Shakespeare was set in the late medieval period mostly in and around the royal palace in Elsinore, a city in Denmark. The disparities between the two films outweigh any similarities that exist. The first and most obvious difference between the two films is the setting.
I prefer the Branagh version over the Almereyda version because it’s more depictive and more relevant to the play than the Almereyda version that lost the true value of Hamlet. I prefer the Branagh version because I feel it had a very appropriate setting. It was set in the medieval era in Denmark. It is the same country as the play. Also the castle was well equipped with props that vividly increased and enhanced Hamlet compared to the book.
Hamlet Movie Review Hamlet is considered one of Shakespeare’s classic works, and as a result, there have been many interpretations of it in the form of movies. The three different films viewed in class were directed by Brannagh, Zeffirelli, and Almereyda. All three interpretations were very different, and had their own unique twist to them. Although they can all be considered great films, only one can be considered the “Classic movie version of Hamlet.” The version which should be considered the Classic version of Hamlet is the version directed by Franco Zeffirelli. This movie starred Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, and Alan Bates.
Hamlet has moments which catapult it to extraordinary drama, making readers, like myself, more eager to read along. Because of this, I would say that Hamlet is more dramatic and more entertaining then Saxo’s version, Amleth. First I will explain the similarities in both stories. In both Amleth and Hamlet, the characters are all the same, excluding their names. There is Amleth/Hamlet’s dead father, the brother who killed his father and becomes king, the mother who married Amleth/Hamlet’s uncle.
Pips’ life is soon filled with great expectations but eventually pays off when Pip resolves to prove to Estella that he’s changed and wins her vague heart. Many would agree that this novel was one of Dickens greater pieces and many tried to imitate the effect of the novel in film. The closest retrospect of the novel is the movie Great expectations directed by Julian Jarrold. Although alike in setting, mood, point of view and theme, there are main key points that have changed including character attributions and plot in the novel. Regarding the similarities of the film and novel they both have the same setting, mood, point of view and theme.
Goold manipulates lighting very well to show the mood of this scene. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, they are described as looking like wild men. “They look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth, and yet are on’t? ...You should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so” (17). When Macbeth and Banquo first meet the witches, the line “They look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth, and yet are on’t?” (17) is retained from the original text.