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Othello (1965)

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

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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David Hargreaves ...
Senate Officer
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Senate Officer / Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots
Michael Turner ...
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Lodovico (as Kenneth Mackintosh)
Harry Lomax ...
Terence Knapp ...
Duke's Officer / Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots
Keith Marsh ...
Tom Kempinski ...
Nick Edmett ...
Messenger / Senators-Soldiers-Cypriots (as Nicholas Edmett)
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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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Laurence Olivier received his final Academy Award nomination for a Shakespearean film for his role as Othello. See more »

Quotes

Othello: I pray you, in your letters; when you shall these unlucky deeds relate, speak of them as they are. Nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speak of one that lov'd not wisely but too well.
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Version of Otello (2012) See more »

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Music by Jack Trombey
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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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