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Hamlet (1990)

Synopsis
Feature film version of the play. A naturalistic and literal reading with few interpretative touches. Gibson’s Hamlet is a man of action and with the text heavily cut (over 80%) he dominates the majority of scenes.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1990
Year of production
1991
Notes
Budget $15million.
Documentation
A free study pack is available from Film Education. The pack consists of a study guide on the film aimed at students of GCSE English Literature; study notes aimed at students of A-level English Literature; an essay on the film by Professor Frank Kermode.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
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Mel Gibson Goes Back to School
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Credits

Director
Franco Zeffirelli
Producer
Dyson Lovell
Cinematographer
David Watkin
Screenplay
Christophe de Vore; Franco Zeffirelli
Music
Enrico Morricone
Costume
Maurizo Millenotti
Art Direction
Michael Lamont
Cast
Alan Bates 
Christien Anholt 
Christopher Fairbank 
Dave Duffy 
Glenn Close 
Helena Bonham-Carter 
Ian Holm 
John McEnery 
Mel Gibson 
Michael Maloney 
Nathaniel Parker 
Paul Scofield 
Pete Postlethwaite 
Richard Warwick 
Sean Murray 
Stephen Dillane 
Trevor Peacock 
Vernon Dobtcheff 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99 (Momentum)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
129 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£5.99 (4Front)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
129 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

Carolco

Distributor

Name

Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment

Email
publicity@momentumpictures.co.uk
Web
http://www.momentumpictures.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7391 6900
Fax
020 7383 0404
Address
Second Floor
184-192 Drummond Street
London
NW1 3HP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

4 Front Video

Phone
020 7079 6000
Fax
020 7079 6524
Address
Universal Pictures Video
Prospect House
Third Floor
80-110 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1HB
 

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