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Amleto

Alternative title
Hamlet
Synopsis
Feature film with Ruggero Ruggeri as Hamlet.`...Rodolfi finds an intriquing halfway style between film and theatre, eschewing a more conventional cutting scheme. Key thoughts are shown in close-up, there are thoughtful compositions throughout, and the final duel scene is impressively complex...' [McKernan & Terris, op cit].
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1917
Duration
82 mins; 7,448 feet

Credits

Director
Eleuterio Rodolfi
Cinematographer
Luigi Fiorio
Screenplay
Carlo Chiaves; Eleuterio Rodolfi
Costume
Caramba
Art Direction
Antonio Rovescalli
Cast
Ruggero RuggeriHamlet
Enrico GemelliClaudius
Mercedes BrignoneGertrude
Elena MarkowskaOphelia
Armand PougetGhost
Gerado PeñaLaertes

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The copy in the BFI National Archive is 4,441ft (50 mins) and has some short sequences missing.
Reviews
McKernan, Luke and Olwen Terris. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. London: BFI, 1994 (p. 46-7)

Buchanan, Judith. ‘Pre-1917 Italian Silent Films’ in Shakespeare on Film (London: Pearson Educational, 2005). pp. 55-9.

Production Company

Name

Rodolfi Film

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Fax
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