Hamlet
Hamlet DVD - 2007 | Two-disc Special ed

As the only motion picture to film the entire play, Branagh's film is a crowning achievement. The stark background throughout the palace reflects Hamlet's maddening obsession with morality and actions as strictly black and white with no in-between. The mirrors emphasize the theme of watching throughout the play. Branagh's Hamlet is amusing and shows a playfulness in his acts of convincing the court he is insane, without coming off as childishly moody (a fine line that other actors portraying Hamlet have crossed).The other characters are brilliantly cast, with actors such as Kate Winslet and Robin Williams adding depth and complexity to their respective characters.

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