Re: Foreign Film Hamlet

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 08:54:49 -0700 (PDT)

Alas the Kozinstsev Hamlet never had a legit video release in the US.

-- 
Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018
jrosner@kino.com

> From: John Holland <jholland@chipublib.org> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu > Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 07:11:28 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu> > Subject: Re: Foreign Film Hamlet > > Kurosawa's "The Bad Sleep Well", available from Home Vision Cinema, is loosely > based on Hamlet - a young executive in corporate Japan slowing avenging the > murder of his CEO father - but it is even freer in its adaptation than "Ran" > is > to "King Lear". There is also a Soviet "Hamlet" by Kozintsev (double check > the > transliteration, I have run across many), which is one of the best "Hamlet" > films I have ever seen, including a terrific score by Shostakovich. > > Cummings Cathleen wrote: > >> One of our instructors is looking for a foreign adaptation (non >> American/Great Britain) of Hamlet. On Facets website I found a 1921, >> German, silent adaptation but think he's looking for something a little >> more modern. It doesn't appear that Kurosawa did Hamlet...any suggestions? >> >> I'm checking out for the day but hope that when I log on in the a.m the >> coffee will have kicked in and you all will have joined in the quest. Thank >> you. >> >> ~Cath >> Cathleen Cummings >> Media Resources Specialist >> Santa Rosa Junior College > > -- > John Holland > Media Express > Chicago Public Library > (312) 747-4100 > >