Re: Foreign Film Hamlet

John Holland (jholland@chipublib.org)
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 10:08:06 -0700 (PDT)

Sorry - I neglected to add that I have only seen it as a screening at Facets, but it
doesn't surprise me that there is no legit video release.

Jessica Rosner wrote:

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

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