KinoFresher - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
• KinoFresher - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Break through the jungle first-hand picture of Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern" dead "at first difficult, but possible. The main thing - to forget everything you know about Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet", and adapt to the absurd narrative that at times tragicomic rolls.
The play-known British playwright wrote back in 1966, based on the drama of the Danish prince, but turning it from a different angle and telling on behalf of two once-minor characters - minded nobles Rosencrantz and Guildenstern discharged to the royal palace to help descended from Hamlet mad. Through all the work to permeate the motives of fatalism, free will, discoveries and inventions.
At first it seems that the film, which is to date the only project in Stoppard, director portfolio, just standing still. It is fair to say that happens later is unlikely to please those who are accustomed to a rapid denouement of events. So, I think, before viewing still need to get acquainted with the literary basis, or you can either get bored or turn off the film after only ten minutes.
Tom Stoppard's film really could be called absurd art house on the fan, if not the leading roles performers. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is played by Gary Oldman and Tim Roth, respectively, and if the tragedy by William Shakespeare, these characters were quite background in Stoppard's film clearly shows that every one of them - personality with its own character: Guildenstern to think rationally, and Rosencrantz like a child who learns empirically.
For Oldman and Roth is very pleasant to watch. Especially Oldman: It's so funny he adds edge house and sincerely offended when Roth's hero does not support it, it's just mimimi. Fun in his performance scene looks "invention" hamburger. There is also another famous actor - Richard Dreyfuss, familiar to all fans of retro cinema ( "American Graffiti," "Stay with me," "What About Bob?").
The overall atmosphere of the film as a whole resembles a theatrical production that, in general, is not surprising. In 2009, incidentally, there was the indie film "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are resurrected," the basis for the plot which lay a story about the production of the play Stoppard. The main role in it played the son of Justin Hoffman - Jake Hoffman.
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