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Titus

Synopsis
Julie Taymor’s film version of Titus Andronicus, based on her 1994 off-Broadway production, with Anthony Hopkins as Titus and Jessica Lange as Tamora. This adaptation is both ‘stylised and stylish...Taymor deserves full credit for making the experience both horrible and appallingly funny’ (The Guardian, 2019).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; Italy; United States
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
162 mins; 14,580 feet

Credits

Director
Julie Taymor
Producer
Jody Patton; Julie Airoldi; Julie Taymor
Cinematographer
Luciano Tovoli
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Julie Taymor
Music
Elliot Goldenthal
Costume
Milena Canonero
Cast
Anthony HopkinsTitus Andronicus
Harry LennixAaron
Jessica LangeTamora
Colm FeoreMarcus Andronicus
Laura FraserLavinia
Alan CummingSaturninus
Angus MacFadyenLucius
Antonio ManziniPublius
Blake RitsonMutius
Carlo MediciValentine
Colin WellsMartius
Constantine GregoryEmillius
Dario D’AmbrosiClown
Geraldine McEwanNurse
Giacomo GonnellaSempronius
James FrainBassianus
Jonathan Rhys MeyersChiron
Kenny DoughtyQuintus
Leonardo TreviglioCaius
Matthew RhysDemetrius
Osheen JonesYoung Lucius
Raz DeganAlarbus

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
No period
Plays
Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget $25 million.
Figures
$2,0007,290 total US domestic gross (Box Office Mojo). 2005
Awards
Academy Award 2000. Nomination for Best Costume Design.
Reviews
Reviewed by John Wrathall in Sight and Sound (10/00), p61. Wrathall makes comparisons between TITUS and Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR (1998).

Buchanan, Judith. Shakespeare on Film (Harlow: Pearson Educational), 2005. pp. 242-56.

Production Company

Name

NDF International

Name

Titus Productions Ltd

Name

Urania Pictures

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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