Showing events from the point of view of two minor characters from Hamlet, men who have no control over their destiny, this film examines fate and asks if we can ever really know what's going on? Are answers as important as the questions? Will Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (or Guildenstern and Rosencrantz) manage to discover the source of Hamlet's malaise as requested by the new king? Will the mysterious players who are strolling around the castle reveal the secrets they evidently know? And whose serve is it?
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Did You Know?
The original cast included Sean Connery
and Roger Rees
, but filming was halted after Connery fell ill. Connery had reduced his salary considerably and felt mighty aggrieved when Tom Stoppard
subsequently sued him for loss of earnings. See more
At a given point, Guildenstern says something on the lines of Hamlet being a king and a friend with a good memory. Hamlet never becomes a king and in fact he is a prince. See more
[Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are riding horses down a path - they pause
[Guildenstern rides away, and Rosencrantz follows. Rosencrantz spots a gold coin on the ground
Whoa - whoa, whoa.
[Gets off horse and starts flipping the coin
Hmmm. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads. Heads.
[Guildenstern grabs the coin, checks both sides, then tosses it back to Rosencrantz
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.157
Performed by Pink Floyd
Courtesy of EMI Records UK Ltd. See more