Hamlet (2000)

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Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.


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  • Ethan Hawke and Sam Shepard in Hamlet (2000)
  • Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan at an event for Hamlet (2000)
  • Ethan Hawke in Hamlet (2000)
  • Ethan Hawke in Hamlet (2000)
  • Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan at an event for Hamlet (2000)
  • Ethan Hawke and Liev Schreiber in Hamlet (2000)

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27 December 2000 | deming
8
| Innovative film
Shakespeare has arrived in the moneyed world of New York, and I think he likes it. What particularly struck me about this film was some of the imagery and devices. Reflections are everywhere, not just in Hamlet's soliloquies: glass windows, mirrors, water, even the video screen. If we exist only in the eyes of others (J-P Sartre), then everything in this film is granted existence, even Hamlet's madness, because we see it through so many media and reflections. Hamlet's "play within a play" becomes a film, not something ephemeral, but a strip of celluloid that will last past his death, just as this play has survived so many centuries after Shakespeare's time.

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