Cinematic Hamlet: The Films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda

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"Cinematic Hamlet" contains the first scene-by-scene analysis of the methods used by Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Almereyda to translate Hamlet into highly distinctive and remarkably effective films. Through careful analysis of each film's devices, Patrick J. Cook explores the ways in which four brilliant directors rework the play into a radically different medium, engaging the viewer through powerful instinctive drives and creating audiovisual vehicles that support and complement ...