Shakespeare films Hamlet on a single reel then, after an initial screening, edits it down to the bare bones.

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A tongue-in-cheek take on the film industry as if it existed in Elizabethan times. Director William Shakespeare shoots "Hamlet" in one reel, seemingly in one continuous take. When he screens this silly but accurate 15-minute version to a studio boss, he's told he needs to trim it down to make it more commercial. He begrudgingly does so, with surprising results...from the audience and himself. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@hotmail.com>

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This is so &^%$@! great!!!
23 June 1999 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

What can I say other than as concept & as execution this is brilliant. The scene of Ophelia's drowning is visually priceless. This movie deserves some sort of special award.


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