Mount Prospect Public Library
On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, John Holland wrote:
> 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
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