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Othello (1965)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  January 1967 (Austria)
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

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Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. But Othello's old lieutenant, Iago, doesn't like Othello, and is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama | Romance

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This is the only Shakespeare film in which all four leading actors (Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay and Joyce Redman) were nominated for Oscars. See more »

Quotes

Iago: O beware my lord,of jealousy! It is the green-ey'd monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
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Amazing acting misunderstood by many today.
6 May 2003 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

This is a filmed play. Second, his interpretation is a valid one and I didnt know there was a rule that actors could not play characters of different races. That kind of reverse racism is exactly what is to be avoided. Judge the acting for acting's sake. Olivier uses a full octave voice lower for the performance, unatural to his usual tenor voice. If one simply judges the acting, it should be seen as a powerful piece of work. Another performance of this is by Anthony Hopkins, also quite excellent, with different shadings.


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