Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: Pat
Location: New York

"William Shakespeare's Hamlet"

Directed By Christopher Nolan
Written By Christopher Nolan and Joe Wright
Music By Hans Zimmer

Principal Cast:

Clive Owen (Hamlet)
Anthony Hopkins (King Cladius)
Judi Dench (Queen Gertrude)
Jude Law (Horatio)
Colin Farrell (Laertes)
Kelly Macdonald (Ophelia)
Gary Oldman (Polonius)
Ioan Gruffand (Fortinbras)
Daniel Craig (Rosencrantz)
Colin Firth (Guildenstern)
Geoffrey Rush (Player)
Liam Neeson (The Ghost)

Tagline: "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark"

Synopsis: Christopher Nolan co-writes and directs this latest telling of one of Shakespeare's greatest works. Hamlet takes place in Medieval Denmark surrounding the suspicious death of the king. It is a dark tale about vengeance and murder that will leave you speechless.

What the press would say:

In this newest reinvention of Shakespeare's Hamlet,Clive Owen stars as the title character along with anamazing cast including Anthony Hopkins, Dame JudiDench, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Liam Neeson. Owen,under the direction of Batman Begins Director Christopher Nolan, conveys the sense of madness that makes Hamlet such an interesting character. Magnificent art direction, cinematography, and scoring also help this powerful revenge story become one of the best Shakespeare movies of all time. Hamlet earned 12 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and has won Best Dramatic Film at the Golden Globes.

Academy Award nods:

Best Picture
Best Director-Christopher Nolan
Best Adapted Screenplay-Christopher Nolan and Joe Wright
Best Actor-Clive Owen
Best Supporting Actor-Anthony Hopkins
Best Supporting Actor-Colin Farrell
Best Supporting Actress-Kelly Macdonald
Best Original Score-Hans Zimmer
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup

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