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Fifteen Minute Hamlet, The

Synopsis
Short. A satire on the film industry as if it existed in Elizabethan times. Film director William Shakespeare shoots HAMLET in one reel and in one take. When he screens his 15-minute film for the studio moguls he is ordered to cut it to make it more commercial. He unwillingly does so with surprising results.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1995
Duration
22 mins

Credits

Director
Todd Louiso
Producer
Ethan Tucker; Todd Louiso
Cinematographer
Phil Parmet
Screenplay
Ethan Tucker; Michael Goldberg; Todd Louiso
Music
Tom Flowers
Costume
Maud Kersnowski
Contributor
Tom Stoppard
Cast
Austin PendletonHamlet
Ernest, Jr. PerryClaudius
Ernest, Jr. PerryPolonius
Todd LouisoOphelia
Paul Ben-VictorFrancisco
Paul Ben-VictorGravedigger (1)
Paul Ben-VictorFortinbras
Paul Ben-VictorGhost
Paul Ben-VictorOsric
Philip Seymour HoffmanHoratio
Philip Seymour HoffmanBarnardo
Philip Seymour HoffmanLaertes
Xander BerkeleyWilliam Shakespeare

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Hollywood; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles; Film industry

Notes

General
Based on a play of the same name by Tom Stoppard. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-winning star of CAPOTE, plays Barnardo, Horatio and Laertes.
Awards
1997 New York Comedy Festival - Best Short

Production Company

Name

Cin-Cine 19

Archive

Name

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Email
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Fax
(310) 206 5392
Address
Individual Access
Archive Study and Research Center
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