PG-13 | | Drama
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
In addition to remembering all of their lines during the many long takes, the cast often had to memorize their marks as well. Normally their marks would be indicated with pieces of tape or other visual references on the floor. But these would have been visible in the shots, and consequently could not be used.
I have of late, but wherefore I know not, lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air...
In the very long shot along the length of the throne room, the cameras are visible in the mirrors.
The DVD & Blu-ray versions (released by Warner Bros.) do not have the Columbia torch lady logo featured at the beginning on the theatrical release and the version shown on cable TV as well as the ones released on VHS and LaserDisc. The film simply begins with the lighthouse Castle Rock logo.
$148,321 (USA) (29 December 1996)
$4,414,535 (USA) (13 April 1997)
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