Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

DVD - 2005
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The fringe characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' take center stage at Elsinore.
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2005]
Branch Call Number: DVD F Ros

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ekhdong
Oct 01, 2020

Brilliant.

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blacksmithbeth
Jul 31, 2020

What a well-done film adaptation! Guess it helps to have the playwright do the work... Lovely, pointless existentialist romp around the edges of "Hamlet". The glimpses of that play's action are fleeting and delightful and confusing. Better than most adaptations at having a real "theatre" feel to it, while also benefiting well from what film offers as a medium.

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benjithegreat
Jan 03, 2020

Yyyeah, I don't know the first thing about Hamlet. It was Shakespeare. Okay, I don't know the second thing. I feel like someone walking into into the middle of a Star Wars or Marvel movie having never seen one before. I don't get it, and just don't care. Watched about an hour and a half and decided enough was enough. Probably best to actually know Hamlet first.

JCLAmandaH Sep 20, 2017

A moste excellente Hamlet fanfic for ye olde Shakespeare buffs! This comedic tour-de-force mixes wordplay with swordplay, the existential with the ridiculous, and arrives at something both deeply profound and riotously entertaining. The movie has made me a lifelong fan of Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. Highly recommended in both print and movie versions! Statement!

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patch666
Aug 02, 2017

Brilliant !!!!! hilarious dialogue and perfect acting all around !!!! seen it many times and always find something new to laugh at ~ 420 love Shakespear

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therhiannamater
Jan 23, 2017

Tom Stoppard is genius. The banter between Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two bit players from Hamlet, played by Gary Oldman and Tim Roth respectively is the highlight of the film. There are some bizarre moments in this, truth be told, but the charm and entertainment factor is certainly there. It will definitely make you re-evaluate your opinions on Hamlet, that's for sure.

jesking Jan 31, 2016

The disk is in very bad shape. Probably time to replace this copy!

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Lazlolosla
Nov 15, 2010

I've heard great reviews about this movie, but, unfortunately, this version does not come with subtitles/closed captioning. It was difficult to understand, and we stopped it 20 minutes in :(

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wontonsoup
Nov 21, 2007

deep and hilarious, but slightly creepy

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Nov 21, 2007

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